Nokia Lumia 928 leaked press image shows off handset from more angles

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop told investors yesterday that "later this quarter, a new Lumia device is anticipated to have hero status with a leading US carrier". Despite his coy wording, he might as well have just spilt the beans entirely - the new device to which he's referring is of course the Lumia 928, and the carrier is Verizon, which will soon be announcing the flagship Windows Phone, possibly as early as next week.

The 928 is a variant of the top-of-the-range Lumia 920, which is currently available on AT&T in the US and on other carriers across the globe. It's believed to be slightly thinner and lighter than the 920, with a Super AMOLED display, and a Xenon flash in place of the LED found on its sibling; the rest of its specs are expected to be broadly in line with the 920. 

Perhaps confirming its imminent launch, a press picture of the Lumia 928 today leaked on Twitter, via the usually reliable @evleaks account. The image reveals for the first time the profile of the new handset, and it certainly looks like a bit of a chunky beast. 

This latest render also reveals a minor design change on the rear brand-plate, which now features larger Carl Zeiss and PureView branding compared with an earlier render of the handset. The layout of the tiles that Nokia has apparently chosen to feature on the press image has also been revised, with Nokia Drive+ and Nokia Music removed, and HERE Maps, ESPN and The Weather Channel added, along with a large, prominent placement for the Xbox Games Hub. 

The launch of the Lumia 928 will "mark the beginning of a season of new product introductions", according to Nokia's CEO. Two devices on the horizon are the 'EOS', a new flagship featuring a high-end PureView camera and possibly a quad-core chipset; and the 'Catwalk', a thin and light handset with an aluminium body, revealed in images which leaked this week.

Source and image: @evleaks

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From the front and back, the Lumia 9xx looks nice...but from the side, it looks very ugly. I surely wanted a 900/920 until I picked one up and played with it at ATT. I think the phones are worse than Samsung's. But that is just my opinion. Even tho they are both poly-carbonate, the Galaxy Note feels even weighted, is nice to hold and is fun to use even with the stylus which I love. The Lumia is well....boring.

But I am happy to see Verizon step up and actually sell a nicer Windows Phone device even if they only sell a few thousand.

This article and a previous one said that the pure view and Carl Zeiss branding are different from the "Nokia" branding of the 920, but it's actually the same as the north American 920.
what's different about the 928 seems to be that this vertical plate is larger than on the 920.

Lose the Verizon logo and it will look a lot better.

I've used a few Lumia 920's and the build quality has felt great. I do read of dust getting in the camera's, which is a downer..

Michael Churma III said,
Looks like a cheap plastic phone, oh wait...

If this is the same materials as the 920 I'd agree, it looks and kind of feels like cheap plastic

Same line as Samsung phones, feels cheap, looks cheap. I picked up a 920 and thought the build quality sucked. The iPhone and HTC One build wise, go miles above what Nokia is putting out. The only WP's I like are from HTC. But hey we all have our own opinions. I also agree the big red logo needs to go.

Michael Churma III said,
Same line as Samsung phones, feels cheap, looks cheap. I picked up a 920 and thought the build quality sucked. The iPhone and HTC One build wise, go miles above what Nokia is putting out. The only WP's I like are from HTC. But hey we all have our own opinions. I also agree the big red logo needs to go.

As a less than month old 920 user who has accidentally dropped his 920 once on floor and it came out without a scratch, I have only reply to you : you are full of ****.
Both iPhone and Samsung would have had at least a scratch on them.
The build quality of 920 is unquestionably one of the best. My Cyan 920 doesn't look cheap and no way feels cheap.

Michael Churma III said,
Same line as Samsung phones, feels cheap, looks cheap. I picked up a 920 and thought the build quality sucked. The iPhone and HTC One build wise, go miles above what Nokia is putting out. The only WP's I like are from HTC. But hey we all have our own opinions. I also agree the big red logo needs to go.

iPhone 5 used scratch prone material and HTC One has quality issues like glued on speakers and gaps at the edge of phone. That's a fact, not an opinion.

thealexweb said,

If this is the same materials as the 920 I'd agree, it looks and kind of feels like cheap plastic

You must really like trolling because if there is one thing that Nokia makes plastic phones feel like is sturdy, durable and good quality.

Don't know anyone who has a Nokia WP however ive seen a lot of iPhone 5's with a lot of scratching on them, i don't think the matt paint adhere's that well

Seen plenty of people drop their S3's and Notes without a scratch yet. I believe it's the plastic, which is a pliable / flexible material that helps with the drops.

nickcruz said,

You must really like trolling because if there is one thing that Nokia makes plastic phones feel like is sturdy, durable and good quality.

I examined a friend's EE black 920. I was very disappointed with it.

BajiRav said,

As a less than month old 920 user who has accidentally dropped his 920 once on floor and it came out without a scratch, I have only reply to you : you are full of ****.
Both iPhone and Samsung would have had at least a scratch on them.
The build quality of 920 is unquestionably one of the best. My Cyan 920 doesn't look cheap and no way feels cheap.
False....at leats about Samsung. I have the Note 2 and dropped it countless amounts of time, no dents...just the silver paint scratched off. Easy fix. I purchase the replacement piece for $20...looks brand new...if you do damage your Lumia your only fix is nail polish. iPhone. only fix is replace.

TechieXP said,
False....at leats about Samsung. I have the Note 2 and dropped it countless amounts of time, no dents...just the silver paint scratched off. Easy fix. I purchase the replacement piece for $20...looks brand new...if you do damage your Lumia your only fix is nail polish. iPhone. only fix is replace.
I never said dent