Nokia Lumia 928 launched in USA, UK must wait until May 14

Lumia 928Nokia has announced the Lumia 928, a new Windows Phone 8 device made exclusively for the Verizon network in the USA. The phone has been rumoured for several months, and its arrival comes just days before Nokia holds a press event in London, where we also know it’s about the reveal a new Lumia phone.

The Lumia 928 is an evolution of the Lumia 920 flagship phone, despite it being just six months old. The alterations aren’t major, however the subtle mods are still enough to make the 928 desirable. The main change comes with the camera, as the 8.7 megapixel PureView lens has been given a xenon flash to keep it company, resulting in considerably improved low-light performance, an area where the Lumia 920 was hardly lacking in the first place.

Nokia has also put the 928 on a diet, and its weight has dropped from the 185 grams, to a more manageable 162 grams. The battery is still a 2000mAh cell, but the screen has been changed to an OLED panel, and the power savings should see the Lumia 928 provide a longer standby time.

Aside from these changes, the Lumia 928 is the same as the Lumia 920 – this means it has a 4.5-inch touchscreen with a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, wireless charging, Wi-Fi, HD video recording and 32GB of internal memory. It also connects to Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

The Lumia 928 goes on sale May 16, two days after Nokia’s London event. It’s widely expected the company will launch the Lumia 925, which could turn out to be the GSM equivalent of the Lumia 928. We’ll find out this week if that’s true.

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Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars