The images of new Nokia Lumia 928, Finnish company’s upcoming flagship Windows Phone 8 handset, have leaked to the Web prior to the official announcement. The rumors were invoked by the image of Verizon-specific version of the smartphone for the U.S. market. Given the confirmed example of the leaked HTC First, which is expected to be the official Facebook Home phone, rumors of Nokia Lumia 928 are very likely to be true as well.
Only the black design of the smartphone has been showed as for now. The images reveal a streamlined design approach – the handset is 10.2mm thick – 0.5mm thinner than the Lumia 920. Lumia 928 sports a 4.5-inch display, which is supposedly using an OLED technology. The smartphone is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and internal storage of 32GB. NO word on other capacities is made public yet. The device supports high-speed Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G connectivity. The rear camera is seen to be branded PureView, but is highly unlikely to be similar to the sensor of the impressive 41-megapixel PureView 808.
The lead does not include any data on possible pricing or the availability of Nokia’s upcoming flagship smartphone. The word on the street is that Nokia Lumia 928 is to be launching in the United States in early May 2013; international availability for the handset will follow shortly.
Some smartphone parts suppliers are already offering the LCD screen and the Digitizer Assembly for Lumia 928 for those who cannot wait for the official announcement.