Press image of Nokia Lumia 929 for Verizon leaks

As the world waits for the 6-inch Lumia 1520, a press image of a new Lumia, allegedly known as the Lumia 929, has been leaked by reputable industry source @evleaks via Twitter.

The Lumia 929 is likely the RM-927 device which was earlier revealed in a FCC filing earlier this month. The phone is expected to have a 4.5- to 5-inch screen with a 1080p resolution, given the extra tile columns seen in the above render.

As the rear-facing picture suggests, the Lumia 929 will have a 20-megapixel PureView camera with a Carl Zeiss lens. Other specifications revealed by the FCC filing include LTE, NFC, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0. Information about the underlying chipset and memory is not yet known. According to @evleaks, Lumia 929 will come in black and white color variants.

Nokia is expected to launch the 6-inch Lumia 1520 smartphone and Lumia 2520 tablet at an event on Oct. 22. Since this is a Verizon-bound device, it could be revealed at the same event or a separate event in the U.S. in the near future.

Source: @evleaks on Twitter | Images via @evleaks

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Why do they keep doing these carrier exclusive deals? Microsoft can't afford to be picky about who uses their phone.

I really don't know what to think about that extra column. I have nothing against choice, but I hope there's a way to make a tile that is 3 mini tiles wide... It just seems way too busy...

Where exactly will you be able to see the background picture?

It makes sense on Windows 8 because there is a lot of room above, below, and in between tile groups. There is no empty space on WP.

They should make some empty space. Windows Phone looked OK when it was first released on the smaller screens but as screens get bigger the tiles don't seem to scale so well. As people have been saying it looks messy, it looks bad, it looks ugly. Could this be one of the reasons that Windows Phone is not selling so well?

derekaw said,
They should make some empty space. Windows Phone looked OK when it was first released on the smaller screens but as screens get bigger the tiles don't seem to scale so well. As people have been saying it looks messy, it looks bad, it looks ugly. Could this be one of the reasons that Windows Phone is not selling so well?

Why would you want to waste space on a small screen? Heck WP7 had the gutter on the right side and people constantly whined about it. You already see the wallpaper on the lock screen every time you wake your phone up.

webdev511 said,
Sorry Verizon, not interested unless it has the 41Mp camera.

I went by the AT&T store today to play with the Lumia 1020........ ****ing Verizon for not getting the 1020. I might switch unless I hear of the 1028(?) or 1038(?) sooner than later.

Ani Hover said,
Calling someone's opinion "foolish" online? Congrats, you win in the originality category today! /s

It's a freaking phone. You are going to upgrade it in freaking 2 years. Freaking foolish.

So do I but the more I thing about it the more I lean to well I guess I really don't need to stare at the start screen. However for me this phone lacks a lot of things that I use on a regular basis such as most of the Google Services (YouTube (not exactly sure if this was resolved or not but it needs Chromecast support for sure), Gmail (yes a dedicated app), Google Maps, Google Now, Google Movies and TV (also needs Chromecast support), Google Calendar, Google Drive/Google Docs (although I can just move my files to SkyDrive and use Office), Google Gallery (I host my albums there), Google Music (also needs Chromecast support), Google Wallet (my loyalty cards are on there as well as Google Offers) and of course Google+.

Not sure if Windows Phone has a Starbucks app and Dunkin Donuts app (never really cared to research since this platform lacks a lot). As for Google Books and Magazine, I use my Nexus 7 for that so I don't need it really on my phone.

What can I say, I am heavily invested in Google. They offer the best services and Android is a great platform that unites it all. Nobody else really comes close.

But Nokia has been putting out really nice hardware. I would say hands down they have put out the best phones this year (yes that is including Samsung, HTC and Apple in this category. It is a pity that they are just limited to Microsoft. They can be beating Apple and Samsung if they also offered the same kind of hardware for Android (with the caveat of it being more competitive to Android hardware such as processors, co-processors and memory).

Yuck, look at all those logos! This does not look like the true next-gen flagship Lumia phone to me. It's a custom-job for Verizon only.

CygnusOrion said,
Yuck, look at all those logos! This does not look like the true next-gen flagship Lumia phone to me. It's a custom-job for Verizon only.

Next-gen is obviously 930, 1030...

Why does every picture of a Windows Phone show so many tiles squished together on the screen? Is this one of the main selling points? Windows Phone users please explain. On my old Samsung Focus, my main screen was clean from clutter. Tiles are more appealing when they are used at a minimum. The phone above makes me dizzy.

JHBrown said,
Why does every picture of a Windows Phone show so many tiles squished together on the screen? Is this one of the main selling points? Windows Phone users please explain. On my old Samsung Focus, my main screen was clean from clutter. Tiles are more appealing when they are used at a minimum. The phone above makes me dizzy.

It's a "print" picture. Without motion the best you can do on Windows Phone (or any OS) to show function is pack it in. It's too bad, because Windows start uses motion to great effect.

JHBrown said,
Why does every picture of a Windows Phone show so many tiles squished together on the screen? Is this one of the main selling points? Windows Phone users please explain. On my old Samsung Focus, my main screen was clean from clutter. Tiles are more appealing when they are used at a minimum. The phone above makes me dizzy.

It is quite weird indeed; personally on my 920 I have phone, text, contacts and email apps pinned on the top line; calendar maximized on the second one; Office, One Note, Calculator and IE on the third one; Bing stock and the others Bing ones on the fourth and Pictures maximized on the bottom one.
While it is indeed a matter of personal preferences , personally, find these crowded rendering undermining the concept and the potential of the Start Screen.

mrp04 said,
Why do you troll every Microsoft related article?
Where is the trolling? Nothing I said was "trolling". Is that your favorite phrase? Go back and read my comment. Are you illiterate? I am not the only one who has pointed out the crowded interface. My god, the stupidity that floats around here sometimes!

How is it making you dizzy? I don't understand when people say Windows Phone is cluttered. Just stop whizzing past everything and look at each tile individually.

To me, it clean and active (which I like) yet it still represents the user. It's personalized. If you had one and took the time to customize it you would understand.

I guess this means Windows Phone is a lifestyle of its own.

It's consistent with Windows' desktop OS. Most Windows users have gazillion shortcuts on their desktop and they find this pile of tiles just as attractive???? Maybe???

JHBrown said,
Tiles are more appealing when they are used at a minimum. The phone above makes me dizzy.

I agree, they need to start using better renders/screenshots rather than these horrible quickly placed concepts. I love my Windows Phone but I have my tiles organized in groupings that fall in separate categories. Phone, Social Media, Games, Travel, Health/Fitness, Weather & Finance. They could make the 1080p a great selling point if they just spent some time organizing the titles.

Here's a quick screenshot of how it could look with alternating rows to showcase your most important data while being able to get to your most used apps.

http://i.imgur.com/UrPtjWx.jpg?1

DBrandUSA said,

I agree, they need to start using better renders/screenshots rather than these horrible quickly placed concepts. I love my Windows Phone but I have my tiles organized in groupings that fall in separate categories. Phone, Social Media, Games, Travel, Health/Fitness, Weather & Finance. They could make the 1080p a great selling point if they just spent some time organizing the titles.

Here's a quick screenshot of how it could look with alternating rows to showcase your most important data while being able to get to your most used apps.

http://i.imgur.com/UrPtjWx.jpg?1

Your screenshot is how the phone should be marketed.

JHBrown said,
Why does every picture of a Windows Phone show so many tiles squished together on the screen? Is this one of the main selling points? Windows Phone users please explain. On my old Samsung Focus, my main screen was clean from clutter. Tiles are more appealing when they are used at a minimum. The phone above makes me dizzy.

Probably to highlight the screen size. On that note, it looks like they've tightened up the bezels along the perimeter of the phone. It looks a little plain (in black); I'm thinking the white may be better. Otherwise, it kind of looks like it was designed by Verizon marketing...