New photos and info on Verizon's Nokia Lumia 929 leaked

Nokia may have revealed a number of upcoming devices at its Nokia World event in October but leaked renders, photos and videos of an unannounced product, the Lumia 929, have been popping up on the Internet for the past several weeks. Today bring us the best look yet at the smartphone, thanks to newly posted photos at WPCentral.

The new images show off the large 5-inch display on the device, running on the "Update 3" build of Windows Phone 8. The article's unnamed source for these new images claims that the body of the 929 is similar to that of the older Lumia 928. Like that smartphone, the 929 is supposed to be a Verizon Wireless exclusive.

As far as the hardware specs, the article has some updated details on that front:

  • Qualcomm Quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor running at 2.2 GHz
  • 5 inch AMOLED display with 1080x1920 resolution
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of internal storage but no microSD card slot
  • 20 MP PureView rear camera; Front facing camera
  • NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Qi wireless charging
  • Color choices: glossy white or matte black

The article claims that the Lumia 929 is in carrier testing now but a specific release date has yet to be confirmed, although it says we can expect it to go on sale between Thanksgiving and the start of 2014. Pricing for the device is still unknown.

Source: WPCentral | Image via WPCentral

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3 things wrong with this mobile:
- doesn't look as premium, the plastic edges are slightly offsetted, I hope this is a prototype only
- SD card, this is the real deal breaker to me. even if they provide 128gb, no sdcard no deal
- display technology looks different from 1520. They don't seem to use alpica display technology here

Bonus reason: Exclusive device and brand markings all over (front and back) come on! I favor iphone slick design and make sure no extra logo's are there. Nokia start taking notes. Mobile carrier logos is the reason no one buys your stuff.

lmaobox said,
what are you using those sd cards for?

Especially a good question when the op talks about preferring the clean design of the iPhone. I wonder how well that SD fits in the iPhone for them.

i favored the iphone for the clean design, where they insist never to apply any extra logo or markings only.

i don't own an iphone for the lack of SD card. I just never feel safe when my device lacks external storage. If the device dies, it's over, don't tell me about cloud storage systems. SD card is yours. cloud drives are not, they are audited and subject to term of service.

i had so many cases where the device breaks and the only thing left on it is the SD card. What I usually do is default all camera pictures to my SDcard and backup contacts once every 6 months to SDcard as well. No matter how you look at it sdcard for me personally is something so valuable and underlooked. It is not just a matter of expanding the storage, it is about securing them.

Fawzi Breidi said,
i favored the iphone for the clean design, where they insist never to apply any extra logo or markings only.

i don't own an iphone for the lack of SD card. I just never feel safe when my device lacks external storage. If the device dies, it's over, don't tell me about cloud storage systems. SD card is yours. cloud drives are not, they are audited and subject to term of service.

i had so many cases where the device breaks and the only thing left on it is the SD card. What I usually do is default all camera pictures to my SDcard and backup contacts once every 6 months to SDcard as well. No matter how you look at it sdcard for me personally is something so valuable and underlooked. It is not just a matter of expanding the storage, it is about securing them.

So you are scared of SkyDrive, and don't want to trust Microsoft with your 'Pictures' that are automatically backed up as you take them. (This is true of everything on a WP device, as can keep everything in sync with your SkyDrive account and not ever lose anything.)

As for 'audit/terms' SkyDrive only scans uploaded content for child porn, as they are legally held responsible, nothing else.

So you are either paranoid or a pedophile, and I'm hoping you are just extra paranoid.

Discussing anything with you guys is hopeless. Stop fanatizing that cloud is the solution.
With a blink of an eye the service can be gone and they are not responsible. I pay $6 per GB on wifi and $15 per GB for 3G/LTE on 256kbps upload speed.

Cloud is a secondary solution. If you don't find the high significance and the convenience of having an SD card today, one day you will when "hopefully" your cellphone crashes without notice.

Fawzi Breidi said,
Discussing anything with you guys is hopeless. Stop fanatizing that cloud is the solution.
With a blink of an eye the service can be gone and they are not responsible. I pay $6 per GB on wifi and $15 per GB for 3G/LTE on 256kbps upload speed.

Cloud is a secondary solution. If you don't find the high significance and the convenience of having an SD card today, one day you will when "hopefully" your cellphone crashes without notice.

Cloud is the future, even if you access to the Cloud is currently limited.

For users with 30-40mbps LTE connections, the Cloud is more than capable of handling realtime access to data for users, including music/video streaming.

Secondly, you surely have private/free WiFi access somewhere, and WP can be set to only fully sync when you hit one of these WiFi spots.

As for the long term availability of cloud storage. Microsoft's biggest investments has been in Cloud storage, processing and computing with Windows NT Azure at the heart of the technology that can do some amazing things.

They have also build several new data centers with a long term operational projection.

Besides, even if Microsoft turns off their Cloud today, all my content is also synced locally to one of my PCs that keeps it backed up. I don't have to worry about losing anything.

(And since the Cloud is the infrastructure between devices, I don't have to plug in any of my devices or my phone to this PC which is sitting in a server rack 500 miles away at my other offices.)

Nice, but the Verizon / Lumia logo's are too big for comfort on the front plate. I wouldn't mind them being embossed (not black and white like they are on the leaked photos on WPCentral's page) on the back side though.

Edit: When I say embossed, like an imprint of the logo's rather than contrasting color on the back plate.

dbam987 said,
Nice, but the Verizon / Lumia logo's are too big for comfort on the front plate. I wouldn't mind them being embossed (not black and white like they are on the leaked photos on WPCentral's page) on the back side though.

Edit: When I say embossed, like an imprint of the logo's rather than contrasting color on the back plate.

Most carriers do this, including ATT, why do people only complain about Verizon?

I hope Nokia will release a Global 5" version of the 1520; SD card, same screen technologies etc.
I personally prefer the design of the 920 than the 925 one.

jasonon said,
i don't like the extra row of tiles, it's a bit overwhelming

Then use the even larger tile sizes. You can still do two rows down.


(People used to complain WP was too simplistic, now extra tiles makes it overwhelming? Weird.)

i think nokia following the samsung's footsteps . new phone for everyweek. but its not soo bad . after all it gives more choices for the user

"The article's unnamed source for these new images claims that the body of the 929 is similar to that of the older Lumia 928"

I REALLY hope so. Absolutely LOVED Lumia 928 design. The best phone design by far in my opinion. And I didn't like the pictures I've seen of the back of this phone. Like, at all !

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