Nokia Lumia 928 announced. Hitting Verizon on May 16th

The time has come for Verizon to have its own variant of the Nokia Lumia 920 and May 16th is the date.  The Nokia Lumia 928 is everything you can expect from a 920 but in a much lighter redesigned package (162g vs 185g). We all have different tastes but I have to say that the Lumia 928 looks quite a bit better than the 920 to me.

In addition to the Xenon Flash the 928 also surprisingly features an AMOLED screen instead of the IPS LCD found on the 920. I say “surprisingly” because one has to wonder why Nokia invested so much in the PureMotion HD+ tech if the plan was to only use it in one product and move to an AMOLED panel which totally negates the use of said tech (OLED’s have 0ms of response time..). The AMOLED screen should also fix my main gripe with the Lumia 920: crappy viewing angles because of the huge air gap between the glass and the LCD panel.

Last but not least; the Nokia Lumia 928 now feature three HAAC microphones (instead of 2 in the Lumia 920) and a new more powerful speaker. Unfortunately the device still records in mono unlike the Nokia 808 (or most of HTC’s latest handsets).

Everything else is identical to the Lumia 920 (same camera, same SoC but with WCDMA radio, same amount of RAM, Storage etc.). The most important change is IMO the AMOLED screen which should come in handy with the new lock screen that Nokia is going to implement in the GDR2 Windows Phone 8. I’m personally eager to see the sub-pixel arrangement which is hopefully RGB (wishful thinking) but most probably a form of Pen-tile close to the one found in the Samsung Galaxy Note II (and not the Galaxy S4 knowing that Samsung keeps exclusivity of its latest panel technology for 12 months).

Design1

  • Dimensions
    • Height: 133.0 mm
    • Width: 68.9 mm
    • Thickness2: 10.1 mm
    • Weight: 162.0 g
    • Volume: 92.75 cm3
  • Display and User Interface
    • Display size: 4.5 inch
    • Display resolution: WXGA (1280 x 768)
    • Display features: PureMotion HD+, ClearBlack, Brightness control, Orientation sensor, High brightness mode, Sunlight readability enhancements, Corning Gorilla Glass 2, Ambient light sensor, Sculpted glass, Easy to clean
    • Display colors: TrueColor (24-bit/16M)
    • Aspect ratio: 15:9
    • Pixel density: 334.0 ppi
    • Display technology: AMOLED
    • Display height: 97.0 mm
    • Display width: 58.0 mm
    • Touch screen technology: Super-sensitive touch
    • Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer
  • Keys and Input Methods
    • User Input: Touch
    • Operating keys: Volume keys, Camera key, Power/Lock key
  • Form factor
    • Form factor: Monoblock touch
  • Hardware
    • Connectivity
      • SIM card type: Micro SIM
      • Dual SIM: No
      • Charging connectors: Micro-USB
      • AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector
      • System connectors: Micro-USB-B
      • USB: USB 2.0
      • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0
      • Bluetooth profiles: Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.5, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1
      • Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
      • Wi-Fi security modes: WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA, WPA-Personal, WEP, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA
      • NFC: Secure NFC for payment
      • Other wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi Channel bonding
    • Data Network
      • CDMA network bands: 2, 5
      • CDMA max data speed DL: Rev 0 /A 2.4 Mbps /3.1 Mbps
      • CDMA max data speed UL: Rev 0 /A 153.2 kbps /1.8 Mbps
      • GSM network: 1800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz
      • GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
      • GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
      • LTE max data speed DL: 100 Mbps
      • LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps
      • WCDMA network: 900 MHz, 1700 – 2100 MHz, 2100 MHz, 1900 MHz, 850 MHz
      • WCDMA max data speed DL: HSDPA – 42.2 Mbps
      • WCDMA max data speed UL: HSUPA – 5.76 Mbps
    • Power Management3
      • Battery model: BV-4NW
      • Battery capacity: 2000.0 mAh
      • Battery voltage: 3.41 V
      • Removable battery: No
      • Maximum standby time (2G): 606.0 Hour(s)
      • Maximum talk time (2G): 11.8 h
      • Maximum standby time (3G): 541.0 Hour(s)
      • Maximum talk time (3G): 16.2 h
      • Maximum cellular network browsing time: 6.2 Hour(s)
      • Maximum music playback time: 80.0 Hour(s)
      • Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time: 8.5 Hour(s)
      • Wireless charging: Yes
    • Processor
      • Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4
      • Processor type: Dual-core 1.5 GHz
    • Memory
      • User data storage: In device, SkyDrive cloud storage
      • RAM: 1 GB
      • Mass memory: 32 GB
      • Free cloud storage: 7 GB
  • Software and applications
    • Productivity features
      • Personal information management features: Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Phonebook, Alarm clock, Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, Kid’s Corner
      • Business apps: Adobe acrobat reader free download, Lync (Corporate IM) free download, SkyDrive storage for documents and notes, Company Hub for enterprise applications, Office apps: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote
      • Document formats supported: Excel, PDF, Word, OneNote, Powerpoint
      • Sync type: Exchange ActiveSync, Mac companion app, Windows 8 companion app
      • Sync content: Calendar, Video, Pictures, Music, Contacts
    • Other Applications
      • Game features: DirectX 11, Touch UI, XBox-Live Hub
      • Graphics format: JPEG, BMP
    • Software platform & User Interface
      • SW Platform: Windows Phone
      • Software release: Windows Phone 8
  • Communications
    • Email and Messaging4
      • Email clients: Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook Mobile, Gmail, Office 365, Nokia Mail, Windows Live / Hotmail / Outlook.com, MS Exchange Active Sync
      • Email protocols: SMTP, IMAP4, POP3
      • Email features: Viewing and editing of email attachments, Always up to date, Multiple simultaneous email accounts, Text-to-speech message reader, Email attachments, Conversational view on email, Linking multiple inboxes to one, Inbox filtering, HTML viewer
      • Supported instant messaging services: Google Talk, Twitter, Windows Live Messenger, WhatsApp, Yahoo! Messenger, Skype IM, Facebook
      • Messaging features: Integrated text messaging and chat, Instant messaging, Multiple SMS deletion, List of recently used numbers, Text-to-speech message reader, Text messaging, Picture messaging, Automatic resizing of images for MMS, Distribution lists for messaging, Multimedia messaging, Push notifications for IM, Conversational chat style SMS, Unified inbox for SMS and MMS, Recently used numbers in message editor
    • Call management
      • Call management features: Voice commands, Call waiting, Voice mail, Integrated hands-free speakers, Call forwarding, Call logs: dialled, received and missed, HD audio, Call history, Voice dial, Conference call, Skype voice call
      • Video call features: Skype video call
      • Supported amount of phonebooks: one integrated Phonebook
      • Supports amount of contacts: Unlimited
      • Ringtones: Downloadable ringtones, MP3 ringtones
      • Noise cancellation: Two microphone uplink noise cancellation
      • Speech codecs: QCELP, AMR-WB, GSM FR, VMR-WB, EVRC, AMR-NB, GSM HR, EFR, GSM EFR
  • Device security
    • Security
      • Enterprise security features: Remote security policy enforcement
      • General Security features: Remote device locking via Internet, Secure NFC, Track and Protect via internet, Firmware update, Remote wipe of user data via Internet, Device lock, Device passcode, PIN code, Firmware and OS integrity check, Secure device start-up, Application sandboxing and integrity check
      • Advance security features: Lost device tracking, Browser integrated anti-phishing
      • Data encryption: HW accelerated full data encryption
  • Sharing and Internet
    • Browsing and Internet
      • Internet browser capabilities: Internet Explorer 10
      • Social apps: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter
      • Photo sharing: Share over Bluetooth, Facebook, Tap and share images or videos with NFC, Flickr, Share on TV with Play to DLNA app, SkyDrive, PhotoBeamer
      • Video sharing: Video sharing with NFC, YouTube, Flickr, Picasa, Video sharing to social network and internet, Facebook, SkyDrive
      • Location sharing: WP location sharing, Foursquare
      • Wi-Fi hotspot: Up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Navigation
  • Photography
    • Main camera
      • Main camera sensor: 8.7 MP PureView
      • Camera resolution: 3264 x 2448 Pixel(s)
      • Main camera focus type: Auto focus with two-stage capture key
      • Camera digital zoom: 4 multiple
      • Carl Zeiss Tessar lens: Yes
      • Sensor size: 1/3.2″
      • Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.0
      • Camera focal length: 26.0 mm
      • Camera minimum focus range: 8.0 cm
      • Camera image formats: XMP, JPEG/Exif
      • Flash type: Xenon flash
      • Flash operating range: 3.0 m
      • Flash modes: Off, Automatic, On
    • Main camera features
      • Main camera – other features: Touch focus, Landscape orientation, Exposure compensation, Auto and manual exposure, Auto and manual white balance, Active toolbar, Full screen viewfinder, Automatic motion blur reduction, Geotagging, Optical image stabilization, True 16:9 sensor, PureView, Backside-illuminated image sensor, Automatic photo upload to web services, Full resolution photo and video upload
      • Digital camera add-ons: Cinemagraph lens, Smart Shoot lens, Panorama lens, Bing vision
    • Image capturing
      • Capture modes: Video, Still
      • Scene modes: Automatic, Night Portrait, Sports, Night, Close-up, Backlight
      • White balance modes: Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Daylight, Automatic
      • Light sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, Automatic, ISO 200, ISO 400
      • Photos viewed by: Camera Roll, Month, Photo editor, Favorites, Album, Photos from social networks
    • Secondary camera
      • Secondary camera resolution: 1280 x 960 pixels
      • Secondary camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4
      • Secondary camera – other features: Video recording, Still image capture, Video call, HD 1.3 MP wide angle
  • Music and Audio
    • Music
      • Music apps: Nokia Music, Mix Radio
      • DRM support: PlayReady
      • Audio features: Album graphics display in Music player, Audio Streaming, Dolby Headphone, Music Player, Cloud music offline playback, Media Player, Graphical equalizer, Podcasts, Cloud music playback
    • Music format
      • Codecs: MP3, AMR-NB, WMA 10 Pro, GSM FR, WMA 9, AAC LC, AAC+/HEAAC, eAAC+/HEAACv2
      • Audio playback file formats: ASF, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2
    • Radio
      • Radio features: Internet Radio
    • Voice and audio recording
      • Recording: Voice recording in MMS, Voice recording in OneNote
      • Audio recording file formats: AMR
      • Audio recording codecs: AMR-NB, GSM FR
      • Audio recording features: Mono with high dynamics
  • Video
    • Main video camera
      • Camera video resolution: 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)
      • Camera video frame rate: 30.0 fps
      • Camera video zoom: 4 multiple
      • Video playback frame rate: 30.0 fps
      • Video playback codecs: VC-1, Windows video, H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4
      • Video playback file formats: MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV
      • Video recording formats: MP4/H.264
      • Video white balance modes: Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Automatic, Daylight
    • Main video camera features
      • Video streaming: YouTube browsing and video streaming, Progressive video download, Streaming from video services and internet
      • Video recording features: Stereo Audio Recording, Video light, Video zoom, Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus
    • Secondary video camera
      • Secondary video camera resolution: 720p (HD, 1280 x 720)
      • Secondary camera video recording format: MP4/H.264

The Nokia Lumia 928 will be available in white or black in Verizon’s store and online on May 16th for $99 with a 2/y contract. Us, European should expect something similar on May 14th when Nokia will probably unveil it’s Nokia Lumia 925/ Catwalk handset.

source: Nokia

  • http://twitter.com/vinceklein Vince Klein

    If it has the Gnote´s II sub-pixel arrangement it should be good to look at. It´s an altered version from the pretty horrible SIII screen which (SIII) would suck given the jagged edges on text in high contrast WP8 screens.