Nokia introduces the phone that made Stephen Elop throw an iPhone

Nokia Lumia 928 Verizon

The latest from the Lumia oven is out, the Lumia 928. This is the device that made Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO throw away an iPhone on live national TV interview. He was later quoted to say that there is a “hero device” coming out in Q2 that will be the darling of a large wireless carrier. It was also leaked earlier on, including a microsite on Nokia website that had little to say but tease. Here we have it, exclusive to Verizon Wireless.

The Lumia 928 features an 8.7MP rear camera with a wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens and Xenon Flash. The screen is a 4.5 inch OLED display and has two colour options, black and white in a unibody that is new in design, slightly looks like the Lumia 720. Lumia 928 comes with distortion free audio capture enabled by three HAAC (high-audio-amplitude-capture) microphones. It comes prepared for 4G LTE. It comes with built-in wireless charging. Specs and colours are modest enough to not upset the average Lumia 920 user since this is an exclusive device they wouldn’t get if they are not covered by Verizon or wouldn’t want to get tied up by a telco.

See below Lumia 928 product specifications:

  • Display: 4.5 inch WXGA HD OLED; Resolution 1280 x 768, Aspect Ratio 15:9, Pixel Density 334 ppi; ClearBlack display, Sunlight Readability Enhancement (SRE), High Brightness Mode (HBM); Luminance 300 nits (nominal max), 500 nits (High Brightness Mode); Color depth 24 bit, 16M colors, refresh rate 60Hz; Super-sensitive capacitive touch enables interacting with the display with gloves and long fingernails; Display active area: 58.37 mm x 97.28 mm; 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2
  • Battery: Integrated 2000mAh battery, Li-po, BV 4-NW
  • Processor:1.5GHz dual core, Qualcomm MSM8960+WTR
  • Main Camera: PureView 8.7MP Auto Focus with Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.0, 26mm True 16:9 optics, 1.4 sensor; Optical Image stabilization; Xenon Flash for Still Images, 1.4 sensor; Optical Image stabilization; Xenon Flash for Still Images; LED for Video; HD 1080p Video Capture @ 30 fps
  • Front facing camera: 720p HD video and 1.2MP still images
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM; 32GB internal memory (formatted capacity is less); 7GB free in SkyDrive with additional storage via subscription