Nokia announced its financial results for Q1 2013 this morning, and despite record sales of its Windows Phone range, with 5.6m units sold in the first three months of the year, the company still booked a loss of €150m. Perhaps the most disappointing aspect of the last quarter's results was the performance of the Lumia range in North America - just 400,000 Lumias were sold there, down from 700,000 sales during the previous quarter.
Nokia will be hoping to improve its fortunes in the prestigious North American markets with new products over the next few months. Information has recently leaked on its new 'Catwalk' aluminium-bodied Lumia, and on its new flagship 'EOS' quad-core handset, but before either of those devices arrive, we're expecting to see the launch of the Lumia 928.
The 928 is initially expected to be exclusive to Verizon in the US, a lighter, thinner variant of the current flagship Lumia 920, already available on AT&T in the US and on other networks around the world. A tipster, who has previously revealed the various colours in which the 928 is expected to be made available, contacted the nokia-lumia-928.com pop-up site claiming that the new handset will be officially announced next week, on April 25, before going on sale one or two weeks later.
Apart from the size and weight differences, the Lumia 928 is expected to distinguish itself from its 920 sibling in offering a Super AMOLED display, as well as Xenon flash rather than LED. Contrary to some of the earliest rumours about the 928, it won't have an aluminium body like the upcoming Catwalk.
Source: nokia-lumia-928.com | Image via Twitter @evleaks | Thanks to Jasper for the tip!