Verizon's Lumia 928 leaks, not made of aluminum, packs PureView

For the past few months, many have been waiting for the Nokia Lumia 928 to break cover but we now have the first look at the phone that will land on Verizon in the near future. Even though we had previously heard that the device would be clad in aluminum, the images show that Nokia is sticking with the polycarbonate exterior that has become a staple of the Lumia line of devices.

The images, while small, were released by the ever-reliable @evleaks and appear to be the real deal; they also represent our first look at the phone. A few notable differences we can see is that the back of device looks different than the existing Lumia 920 with what looks like to be a xenon flash as opposed to the LED flash on the current device. In addition, you can see that the back bar text has changed and the word Nokia has been removed and replaced by Carl Zeiss.

More importantly, the location of the worlds Carl Zeiss has been changed and replaced by PureView, which would confirm that the phone will use Nokia's PureView imaging sensors for the phone.

To no surprise either, the phone will be able to connect to Verizon's LTE network. The front of the device appears relatively unchanged and looks a lot like the Lumia 920 but with Verizon branding. 

Beyond that, the exterior looks similar to the rest of the Lumia family and should hopefully hit store shelves in the near future.

Source: @evleaks

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FFS what is it with the aluminium crap, Its by far a worse product... you scratch it and its feckered. Polycarb is the way to go.

Stup0t said,
FFS what is it with the aluminium crap, Its by far a worse product... you scratch it and its feckered. Polycarb is the way to go.

Magnesium, as the Surface, would be an interesting solution as well; aluminum I agree wit you, good for cans.

TechJunkie81 said,
Looks good. The 928 will replace my Trophy.

Same here. I wish it would finally come out though... I'm getting tired of waiting.

Noiwub said,
A few notable differences we can see is that the back of device looks different than the existing Lumia 920 with what looks like to be a xenon flash as opposed to the LED flash on the current device.

The Nokia Lumia 920 has dual-LED flash.

The Nokia Lumia 928 apparently has a single-LED flash and a xenon flash.

The front is very different. There's now an exposed mic, and the glass no longer reaches nearly as far to the edges.

Kyang said,
The front is very different. There's now an exposed mic, and the glass no longer reaches nearly as far to the edges.

Looks like a render, where errors like that are common...

Neowin said,
In addition, you can see that the back bar text has changed and the word Nokia has been removed and replaced by Carl Zeiss.

More importantly, the location of the worlds Carl Zeiss has been changed and replaced by PureView, which would confirm that the phone will use Nokia's PureView imaging sensors for the phone.

My Nokia Lumia 920 said "Carl Zeiss | Tessar 2.0/26"

It looks like this: http://www.ubergizmo.com/wp-co...ia-lumia-920-review-010.jpg

bdsams said,
Look at the placement of the text, zeiss was moved, nokia is gone and pureview is in its place.

The differences depend on which version of the 920 one has. For example my at&t branded 920 already says "Carl Zeiss" in the same place as this Verizon one, while "Tessar 2.0/26" is replaced with "Pure View".

Kyang said,

The differences depend on which version of the 920 one has. For example my at&t branded 920 already says "Carl Zeiss" in the same place as this Verizon one, while "Tessar 2.0/26" is replaced with "Pure View".


Mine's unbranded NOKIA | Carl Zeiss.
But the normal 920 has some pureview techs too. I wonder what changed, did they want to point it out, or does the 928 actually have a better camera?

Looks sexy! I wasn't expecting the aluminum bodies for this generation anyway. It's too soon for that since they only announced that recently and it would not really be consistent with the rest of the current Lumia line. Looks like it has a speaker on the back too! Can't wait to see the specs

I think the Catwalk one which is going to T-mobile will have aluminum body.

j2006 said,
Looks sexy! I wasn't expecting the aluminum bodies for this generation anyway. It's too soon for that since they only announced that recently and it would not really be consistent with the rest of the current Lumia line. Looks like it has a speaker on the back too! Can't wait to see the specs