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Nokia's Lumia 928 news is minor upgrade but xenon flash

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The Lumia 928 is only a minor upgrade to the current Nokia flagship device, the Lumia 920.

Nokia surprised everyone today by announcing its new Lumia 928 in advance of next week's big launch event in London.

The Lumia 928, developed with US carrier Verizon Wireless, comes equipped with an 8.7-megapixel camera on a 1/3.2" sensor, xenon flash, optical image stabilization, and a f/2.0, 26mm-equivalent Carl Zeiss lens. The camera shoots 1080 video and the Lumia 928's 4.5-inch screen has 1,280 x 768 px resolution. The whole device runs on a Qualcomm dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4.

These specs mean it's only a relatively minor upgrade to the current Nokia flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia 920. That said, the more powerful xenon flash is good news for mobile photographers and the HAAC wide dynamic range microphones should allow for better sound recording. The screen still has the same dimensions and resolution but is now of the AMOLED variant. As before it can be operated while wearing gloves. See how the specs of the Lumia 928 stack up against those of the 920.

Available through Verizon Wireless on May 16th, the new Lumia will cost $99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) and early adapters will get a $25 credit for Windows Phone apps.

You can read Nokia's full press release here.

Comments

Total comments: 15
vijustlove
By vijustlove (May 14, 2013)

looks good! But I don't the shape used as cell phones.

0 upvotes
dpjanmi
By dpjanmi (May 12, 2013)

Looks great! And the camera on 920 is the best in the class already, this looks to be even better. :)

1 upvote
MikeInNJ
By MikeInNJ (May 11, 2013)

The Windows Phone GUI is great. I have the 8x at Verizon. Might have to see about wrangling an upgrade early.

3 upvotes
CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (May 11, 2013)

The hideous screen is a clear giveaway.

"Stay Away" written all over.

Solution: Look to another GUI, guys... Windows won't be of any help to you... They are struggling themselves...

Much cheaper than trying to push this loser.

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Comment edited 2 times, last edit 7 minutes after posting
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dpjanmi
By dpjanmi (May 12, 2013)

Nokia Windows Phone users are the most satified users of all phones in the USA. Your text makes no sense in any way.

5 upvotes
Timmbits
By Timmbits (May 11, 2013)

Classified on DPR as "camera news"?
First they wouldn't let the filter stick to filter out this nonsense from the photography site... now they recategorize it to force us to see it under camera news.

1 upvote
Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (May 11, 2013)

The spurious categorization was an error, which has been fixed. Sorry for getting to this a little late.

0 upvotes
Eddy M
By Eddy M (May 11, 2013)

Whatever

0 upvotes
Vladik
By Vladik (May 10, 2013)

Does it also come with a God awfully inconsistent battery life, soft images and not so close and slow focusing, as does my 920?

1 upvote
dpjanmi
By dpjanmi (May 12, 2013)

Get the update to your phone. The 920 was the first Windows 8 phone from Nokia, and there were some software issues. The camera is now better than on iPhone 5 or Samsungs androids.

0 upvotes
guamy
By guamy (May 10, 2013)

Why not add zoom instead of a flash or both the better. But flash sometimes alter the warmt of the scene. I took photos without flash more often. Oh well for just $99.00...its better than Sony Experia Play of the same price offered by IT&E

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kuruvi
By kuruvi (May 10, 2013)

2-3 years old N8 has xenon flash and 10MP camera with Zeiss lens.

3 upvotes
Lars Rehm
By Lars Rehm (May 10, 2013)

The Lumia cameras have Zeiss lenses, or well...lenses that have "Zeiss" written on them :-)

5 upvotes
Rage Joe
By Rage Joe (May 13, 2013)

Lars, what I have read at least Nokia 808 has a lens specially designed for it by Carl Zeiss. And looking at the samples it looks like it really resolves all the 40 million pixels of the sensor.

1 upvote
M_at
By M_at (May 10, 2013)

The 928 is a Verizon specific handset and would not be released by Nokia in London. More likely is a new global flagship handset - 925 is the currently rumoured moniker.

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Total comments: 15
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