Nokia Lumia 928 to be announced next week, says tipster

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!

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I wish VZW would have some balls and challenged AT&T for exclusive rights for the "EOS". It like VZW always gets sloppy seconds from AT&T.

primortal said,
I wish VZW would have some balls and challenged AT&T for exclusive rights for the "EOS". It like VZW always gets sloppy seconds from AT&T.

If they do well with the 928 then you can bet they'll be more aggressive in trying to get the next Lumia flagship device. They have to try and sell them to, the last thing Verizon should be doing is picking these up and then not trying to advertise and sell them in their shops to people.

Agreed, VZW advertised the 822 for a bit and one would think that it sold pretty well that they would want the EOS for their next flagship phone instead of the 928. I bet some will hold off on purchasing the 928 knowing that a more superior phone is on the horizon from another carrier. Just my 2c.

It should be kind of telling that the Lumia 822 is the most used Wp8 in the US (there was a story about that earlier this month.) so pent up demand for WP8 on VZW? Yup, it's still there.

webdev511 said,
It should be kind of telling that the Lumia 822 is the most used Wp8 in the US (there was a story about that earlier this month.) so pent up demand for WP8 on VZW? Yup, it's still there.

More of a reason VZW should dump the 928 and go after the EOS.

I would have bought a 920 except for the lack of apps, and now Microsoft have alienated me with their Windows 8 Metro everywhere, especially on the desktop, so no chance I'll be buying a Windows phone either.

ingramator said,
Windows 8 metro is not on the desktop though...? Even so why would that have anything to do with a phone purchase?

Because it makes sense. /s

ingramator said,
Windows 8 metro is not on the desktop though...? Even so why would that have anything to do with a phone purchase?

Probably because MS goal is to unite the mobile/pc platforms with the same user interface. Dont like metro in Windows, chances are you are not going to like it on a phone either.

I thought we wouldn't see this until June or July but I guess that's when the other rumored devices will reportedly come out. I hope Verizon does a good job marketing this t least, maybe then that lagging US share will pick up like it has in other parts of the world.