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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Introducing the Nokia Lumia 928, Specs and first hands-on video






Nokia today May 11, 2012 just announced the Nokia Lumia 928 smartphone, the latest installment in Nokia's Windows Phone 8 lineup, exclusive to Verizon Wireless. With Nokia's award-winning PureView imaging innovation, including optical image stabilization, the Nokia Lumia 928 enables people to capture bright, blur-free photos and videos, even in low light conditions such as indoors or at night.



Great looking images come easily when snapping them with the smartphone's 8.7MP camera featuring a high-quality, wide angle Carl Zeiss lens. The Nokia Lumia 928 also comes with powerful Xenon flash to freeze the moment.

In addition to amazing imaging and video capabilities, the Nokia Lumia 928 offers rich distortion-free audio capture, even in noisy conditions. Built with three high-audio-amplitude-capture (HAAC) microphones and one of the most advanced loudspeakers available for smartphones, people can record and play back the sound just like they first heard it, all the way up to 140db - the sound equivalent of an airplane taking off. These features shine when using Vyclone, a new app for Windows Phone that lets people co-create, sync and edit multiple views of a shared moment.

"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. "Verizon Wireless customers, we heard you and the wait is over - we're excited to offer a Nokia flagship smartphone, specially designed and optimized for the nation's largest 4G LTE network."

At first touch, the Lumia 928 feels sleek, solid and fits perfectly in the hand. The stunning new smartphone introduces a 4.5" OLED display delivering crystal clear, bright content with great outdoor visibility and a fast, responsive touch-screen even when your fingertips are covered up. The glass extends to the very edge of the phone for a high-end feel.

The Nokia Lumia 928 includes access to signature Lumia apps including the complete set of the feature-rich, intuitive and customizable HERE experiences. HERE Maps, HERE Drive+, HERE Transit** and HERE City Lens help people navigate their life every day. Using Nokia Music with Mix Radio, people can enjoy unlimited streaming of free music playlists with the option to create personal playlists and download for listening offline. Digital camera lenses and apps, including Smart Shoot, Cinemagraph, Panorama, and Photobeamer**, enable people to unleash their creativity.

The Nokia Lumia 928 also comes with built-in wireless charging; just lay it down to power-up, it's that easy.

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Availability
The Nokia Lumia 928 is available for purchase in white or black at Verizon Wireless stores and online beginning Thursday, May 16 for USD99 after a USD50 mail-in rebate, with a new two-year customer agreement. For a limited time, get a USD25 credit for Windows Phone apps and games with the purchase of a Nokia Lumia 928.*

Also available through Verizon Wireless is a range of Nokia wireless charging accessories to keep you conveniently charged at home, at work or in the destinations in between. The accessories include: the JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker for Nokia, Nokia Wireless Charging Plate DT-900 and the Nokia Wireless Charging Pillow by Fatboy DT-901.

Nokia Lumia 928 product specifications:
1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor
4.5-inch WXGA HD (768x1280) OLED ClearBlack display
334ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS
Adreno 225 GPU
1GB of RAM
32GB of internal storage
(No microSD card slot)
8MP autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics, OIS and xenon flash
1080p@30fps Full HD video recording
1.2MP front-facing camera
Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, EDR
microUSB v2.0 / 3.5mm audio jack
GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
LTE Support / HSDPA 42.2Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Dolby Headphone sound enhancement
Non-removable Li-Pol 2,000mAh battery
133 x 68.9 x 11.2mm (dimension)
162g (weight)
Color: Black and White

Nokia Lumia 928: First hands-on video