Nokia Lumia 928 will include an AMOLED screen, larger battery

The body of the Lumia 928 has already leaked, showing a polycarbonate design, similar to that of the Lumia 920, the current flagship Windows Phone device. Previous speculation had said that the 928 may come with an aluminium body, to avoid the plastic feel, but it seems that Nokia has plumped for polycarbonate. The Lumia 928 will also include Nokia's PureView technology, coupled with a Carl Zeiss lens. The flash has also been updated to Xenon, ditching the LED in the 920. The 928 will be available on Verizon's network, and will support 4G LTE technology. 

New information from ETrade Supply, who have obtained a pre-production copy of the 928, shows that the phone will include an AMOLED panel, instead of the IPS LCD screen present in the Lumia 920. AMOLED, which stands for Active-Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode, is a relatively new technology found in many high-end smartphones that use Android. The new panel, which will be made by Samsung, will offer better contrast between colors and deeper blacks, as well as being thinner and lighter.

Nokia currently use AMOLED technology in the Lumia 810, 820 and 822, but not the 920. ETrade Supply speculate that Nokia is opting to introduce AMOLED technology into the 928 in order to increase battery size; because an AMOLED panel is smaller, there is more space for the battery. In Neowin's review of the 920, the Lumia didn't offer anything "special or amazing" in terms of battery life and it may be an area that Nokia wish to work on.

The Lumia 928 will come in blackwhite and possibly a range of other colors, but a release date is still unknown.

Source: ETrade Supply | Images via @evleaks and ETradeSupply 

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Okay, i have an 820 with an AMOLED screen and it looks brilliant. First day i got it i found a great clock app that would have been ideal for the nightstand.

However, then i started reading about AMOLED burn in, and can't seem to find a definitive answer on this. Would that App running through the night cause issues with the screen itself? Apparently with AMOLED it would.

Anyone know?

WTF kind of garbage article is this? I don't care if these "facts" originated at source or if this author added it,

may come with an aluminium body, to avoid the plastic feel,

"plastic feel"? Lumia 920 feels anything but cheap if you meant that by "plastic feel". They are going aluminum body to reduce weight and not "plastic feel". FFS at least get you rumors right.
AMOLED, which stands for Active-Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode, is a relatively new technology found in many high-end smartphones that use Android.

My 2.5 year old WP used AMOLED screen and it is not limited to smartphones - certainly not to Android.

BajiRav said,
WTF kind of garbage article is this? I don't care if these "facts" originated at source or if this author added it,

"plastic feel"? Lumia 920 feels anything but cheap if you meant that by "plastic feel". They are going aluminum body to reduce weight and not "plastic feel". FFS at least get you rumors right.

My 2.5 year old WP used AMOLED screen and it is not limited to smartphones - certainly not to Android.


Nokia N8 had AMOLED screen as well as double tap to switch the screen on and the floating watch when the phone was not in the pocket. This function would benefit from an AMOLED screen because it would activate only the used pixels not all of them.

BajiRav said,

My 2.5 year old WP used AMOLED screen and it is not limited to smartphones - certainly not to Android.

Agree with everything else and the Zune HD has an AMOLED display as well... They are literally everywhere, not really new and not at all some Android specific thing. About 100 Nokia phones use them already.

I also wonder if going AMOLED like the other models helps Nokia purchase the units at a better price point from the manufacturer.

scorp508 said,
I also wonder if going AMOLED like the other models helps Nokia purchase the units at a better price point from the manufacturer.

The problem for AMOLED has always been supply, not demand. Samsung has a hard time having enough for themselves, forcing other companies that want AMOLED to use a mish mash to meet the demand of their own products.

i honestly do not believe the advertisement that it is for a better color screen, i think it comes down to A) its thinner B) its cheaper.

littleneutrino said,
i honestly do not believe the advertisement that it is for a better color screen, i think it comes down to A) its thinner B) its cheaper.

If anything, it would be because it's better on battery... But some people love AMOLED and some don't. Maybe it would even be Super AMOLED...

Since when does an AMOLED constitute "better colors" than an IPS screen? There is a reason that IPS is so heavily sought after.

ObiWanToby said,
Since when does an AMOLED constitute "better colors" than an IPS screen? There is a reason that IPS is so heavily sought after.

Agreed a good IPS screen is far superior to AMOLED.

Seems like technology can't decide when it comes to AMOLED vs IPS. Nokia, specifically has been alternating to and from AMOLED and IPS. Samsung seems to be settled with AMOLED and Apple seems favour IPS. Nokia is undecided flipping between the two. I am actually undecided too. I love my old AMOLED Samsung Focus and was quite disappointed with some IPS Windows Phone 8 displays.... still I read many negative reviews when it comes to AMOLED (colour saturation etc etc bla bla bla) Which is the best ? I really wouldn't know.

Totally agree, the 920's screen is much better than the over saturated AMOLED screens of the Galaxy IV. Hopefully Nokia can tweak the screen to resemble real life colors.
AMOLED uses less power so I understand why they would go this route.

AMOLED can get very close to IPS colours if calibrated properly.

Samsung never calibrate their own phone AMOLED displays, so on there phones like the Galaxy series you often end up with over saturated colours and a tint of blue/green. But theres nothing stopping Nokia from calibrating the display like Apple (and probably Nokia) do with their IPS displays.

If calibrated AMOLED/OLED can get very close to IPS in colour accuracy. It also has many other advantages like no input lag or blurring/ghosting (when showing stuff in motion) because of way lower response times than LCD, much better blacks as it does not have a back light, thinner designs again because of no back light, and better contrast ratio (almost infinite) because of the blacks. Viewing angles are about the same as IPS. The tech has the potential to be much better than LCD.

ObiWanToby said,
Since when does an AMOLED constitute "better colors" than an IPS screen? There is a reason that IPS is so heavily sought after.

Yes. IPS is known for better / more accurate color. The author seems to be confused on this point.

AMOLED is known for better blacks, contrast, lower power usage (especially when rendering black), more even lighting... but often with over-saturated colors. Sometimes people prefer this, especially for things like the WP Start screen where it makes the flat colors of the tiles "pop" more. But for photos and video it's just less accurate.

W32.Backdoor.KillAV.E said,
a tint of blue/green. .

I thought that was because Samsung use the AMOLED with Pentile pixels, where adjacent pixels share blue/green.

My only complaint about the 920 was the screen (colors are horrible compared to my old Samsung Focus). Nice to see them fixing that.

ahhell said,
My only complaint about the 920 was the screen (colors are horrible compared to my old Samsung Focus). Nice to see them fixing that.

I had (still have actually) the old Samsung Focus and will wholeheartedly disagree. The 920s screen is better than the Samsung Focus' display in every way. Colors included.

The Samsung Focus has over saturated and inaccurate colours. If you like this sort of thing then fine, but this is certainly not "better".

The 920 has no saturation and the colours are much better calibrated, so they're more accurate. Tests prove this but it's obvious to see if you know anything about this stuff.

The only area that the Focus does something better is the blacks, being as it's a AMOLED display it's blacks are as dark as you can get.

W32.Backdoor.KillAV.E said,
......

Oversaturated innacurate colours are better to me.
I miss the AMOLED on my Focus.
The AMOLED in the 900 was ok, until I put 7.8 on it. then it seemed
The IPS display on my 920 is OK but everything seems dull after AMOLED.

My only issue with the 920 now is that I cannot read it with my polarized prescription sunglasses on unless I use landscape orientation......

I was actually just reading their article on this, I was thinking about perhaps picking up this device around August or so, I am not sure yet, still an Android lover. However, I love how in the original article they seem to think that the 928 is 50mm taller than the 920 lol.

Is it 1280x720 instead of 1280x768 perhaps? Might explain the less width/more height if they've decided for widescreen and kept it at 4.5"

I wouldn't mind, the 920 fits in my pocket with plenty of room for a bit more height ;D

rfirth said,

Looks to me they actually do mean taller... not thicker. Look at the picture.


He said 50 mm. taller but this would mean 5 cm. which is impossible and that is why I guessed he meant 5mm. or 0.19 inches.