Nokia Lumia 928 slated for Verizon in a new aluminum body

We knew it was coming and it was only a matter of time before we learned more about Nokia’s plans to expand its flagship lineup beyond the confines of AT&T. It now looks like Verizon should be getting a variant of the lumia 9XX series in April and it will come in a new body.

The Verge is stating that Verizon will get a new lumia device, called the 928, in April and it will come in an aluminum body. In addition to the metal body, it will include a Xenon/LED flash and an 8 megapixel camera.

The device is stated to be 10.2mm at its thinnest point, for reference, the iPhone 5 is 7.6mm thick and will come with a 4.5in screen. 

For Verizon, this will be another welcomed addition to their Windows Phone lineup that consists of the Lumia 822, HTC 8X and the Samsung Ativ Odyssey. The new Lumia will sit at the top of the class in terms of specs and we will be highly interested to see how Nokia prices this device when it lands at Verizon.

Microsoft will reportedly be marketing the device quite heavily when the phone does arrive on Verizon this spring.

Source: The Verge

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The device is stated to be 10.2mm at its thinnest point, for reference, the iPhone 5 is 7.6mm thick and will come with a 4.5in screen.

^ This sentence really confused me!

Exactly, I like the colors, I have Cyan, but the yellow is really slick. Never thought I would like a yellow phone. I would think the polycarbonate is stronger and more durable or at least the same.

willard27 said,
Exactly, I like the colors, I have Cyan, but the yellow is really slick. Never thought I would like a yellow phone. I would think the polycarbonate is stronger and more durable or at least the same.

No question about it, aluminum is used to make cans; if they used magnesium as the Surface I would have been interested in the GSM version of it but as it is I am not.

Thank God Nokia realized that Verizon is a key player in Nokia's success. Verizon's Lumia 822, with its insignificant advertising compared to At&t's Lumia 920, has more marketshare in the US than the latter.

Lprd2007 said,
Thank God Nokia realized that Verizon is a key player in Nokia's success. Verizon's Lumia 822, with its insignificant advertising compared to At&t's Lumia 920, has more marketshare in the US than the latter.

Agreed. Though I blame Verizon. I would upgrade to this phone. Oddly, the only negative I see is that it's aluminum... I would have preferred color.

bogas04 said,
Confusing specs , is it just Lumia 920 with aluminum body ?

Well, just a rumor at this point, and there are a lot of them. Some contradictory... LOL

Good deal. I have no plans on upgrading or switching platforms ATM, but nice to see a WP device with similar specs as the competitors. Starting to get bored of Android, unless they provide something to keep my interest, and nice to see WP getting better devices since there is no way I would switch to Apple. Mind you, I dont plan on switch anyway anytime soon but if I did, would me WP.

April is interesting, I bet this ships with GDR2 installed so they could do as I expect and push it out to all users around then.

GP007 said,
April is interesting, I bet this ships with GDR2 installed so they could do as I expect and push it out to all users around then.

That would be nice.

Careful with your "upgrade". This isn't a jab on Windows Phone at all. Consider buying this phone outright since you will lose your unlimited data. That would be downgrading after all.

DarkNet said,
Careful with your "upgrade". This isn't a jab on Windows Phone at all. Consider buying this phone outright since you will lose your unlimited data. That would be downgrading after all.

Dont you lose your unlimited data only if you go from a dumb phone to a smart phone? My mom got a new Android last November and had to sign a new contract...she still has unlimited data.

DarkNet said,
Careful with your "upgrade". This isn't a jab on Windows Phone at all. Consider buying this phone outright since you will lose your unlimited data. That would be downgrading after all.

My friend did his upgrade online and he was able to keep it on there.

russianmonk said,

My friend did his upgrade online and he was able to keep it on there.


Really? Interesting. Has anyone else experienced this? I thought you'd lose it...

M_Lyons10 said,

Really? Interesting. Has anyone else experienced this? I thought you'd lose it...

Yea it was strange. I mean it wasn't obvious the box you had to check but if you read carefully the option was definitely there.

I think that was a fluke. I know a few friends that got the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III after July. They lost unlimited data.