Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has been long rumored to plan the launch of a new smartphone on the network of Verizon Wireless in the United States, one that would feature the name of Lumia 928, and some more info on the matter is now available.The device, supposedly an enhanced Lumia 920, is now said to have been set for unveiling next month, although previous reports had suggested that it could go official as soon as Thursday, April 25.
A recent article on Bloomberg notes not only that the smartphone is planned for launch next month, but also that it will feature hardware specs in line with those rumored for it before.
Nokia Lumia 928 is expected to arrive on the market with the same screen size as the Lumia 920, at 4.5-inch, though with a different design, being a bit taller when compared to the already available smartphone.
The upcoming handset would also feature a 1.5GHz dual-core processor inside, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system loaded on top.
The same as it predecessor, Lumia 928 is expected to arrive on shelves with wireless charging capabilities packed inside.
Apparently, this is the first high-end Lumia smartphone to arrive on shelves at Verizon, and it should help Nokia gain some more market share in the US.
Although leading the Windows Phone pack, Nokia’s Lumia smartphones are still selling slower than the company would have wanted to, yet they started to pick up steam lately.
Nokia announced several days ago that it had managed to sell over 5.6 million Lumia devices in the first quarter of the year, a significant increase over the 4-million figure it announced for Q4 2012.
For the time being, the upcoming availability of Nokia Lumia 928 at Verizon hasn’t been officially confirmed, though there’s little chance that the rumor won’t pan out.