Lumia 928 is announced, so what exactly is Nokia unveiling on Tuesday?
Nokia has officially confirmed the existence of the Windows Phone 8-based Nokia Lumia 928 smartphone, raising the possibility that it will announce a difference device at a scheduled announcement in London next Tuesday – possibly the rumoured Nokia Lumia 925.
The Lumia 928 appeared on the Finnish manufacturer’s website earlier this week, hinting at a possible imaging focus for the handset, which will feature some of Nokia’s Pureview camera technology in the form of optical imaging stabilisation.
Nokia says that this will allow the 8.7 megapixel camera to take bright, blur-free photos and videos, even in low light. It is also stressing the distortion-free audio capture capabilities of the smartphone as well as the loudspeakers which are capable of playing sounds of up to 140 decibels.
Nokia Lumia 928 – what next?
“Whether you’re attending a party, a concert or a sporting event with friends, the Nokia Lumia 928 excels at capturing high-quality video, audio and blur-free photos of life’s most share-worthy moments,” said Matt Rothschild, vice president, Nokia North America.
The smartphone features a 4.5-inch OLED display protected by Gorilla Glass and is powered by a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm processor, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage supplemented by 7GB of space on Microsoft’s SkyDrive service. It also supports wireless charging, just like the Lumia 920.
The Nokia Lumia will be available exclusively on Verizon Wireless in the US with no specific information about a UK release date available.
The official announcement will increase speculation as to what Nokia is preparing to show off in London. Whatever it does show, it might have to be special to appease disgruntled shareholders who are growing increasingly disillusioned with the company’s Windows Phone strategy.
CEO Stephen Elop reiterated the company’s commitment to Windows Phone at the firm’s AGM in Helsinki earlier this week, despite investor appeals to consider another operating system, most likely Android, in order to increase its share of the worldwide smartphone market.
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