Nokia Lumia 928 smartphone announced

Nokia announces the latest version of its Lumia flagship smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 928… 

Nokia has announced the Nokia Lumia 928 smartphone, the latest instalment in the company’s Windows Phone 8 line.

It comes with built-in wireless charging, so users can just lay it down to power-up. And Nokia promises the delivers Lumia 928 will deliver amazing imaging, video and audio performances “to capture and share moments like never before”.

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Full Nokia Lumia 928 product specifications are:

Display: 4.5-inch WXGA HD OLED

Resolution: 1280 x 768

Aspect Ratio: 15:9

Pixel Density: 334 ppi

Display features: ClearBlack display, Sunlight Readability Enhancement (SRE), High Brightness Mode (HBM)

Luminance: 300 nits (nominal max), 500 nits (High Brightness Mode)

Colour depth: 24 bit, 16M colours

Refresh rate: 60Hz

Touchscreen: Super-sensitive capacitive touch enables interacting with the display with gloves and long fingernails

Display active area: 58.37 mm x 97.28 mm

Screen glass: 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Battery: Integrated 2000mAh battery, Li-po, BV 4-NW

Processor: 1.5GHz dual core, Qualcomm MSM8960+WTR

Main Camera: PureView 8.7MP Auto Focus with Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.0, 26mm True 16:9 optics, 1.4 sensor; Xenon Flash for Still Images, 1.4 sensor; Optical Image stabilization; Xenon Flash for Still Images; LED for Video; HD 1080p Video Capture @ 30 fps

Front facing camera: 720p HD video and 1.2MP still images

Memory: 1 GB RAM; 32GB internal memory (formatted capacity is less); 7GB free in SkyDrive with additional storage via subscription

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Matt Rothschild, vice president of Nokia North America talked up the device’s photo and video capabilities.

“The Nokia Lumia 928 excels at capturing high-quality video, audio and blur-free photos of life’s most share-worthy moments,” he said. “It offers rich distortion-free audio capture, even in noisy conditions. Built with three high-audio-amplitude-capture microphones and one of the most advanced loudspeakers available for smartphones, people can record and play back the sound just like they first heard it, all the way up to 140db – the sound equivalent of an airplane taking off.

Rothschild said those features really shine when using Vyclone, a new Windows Phone app that lets people co-create, sync and edit multiple views of a shared moment.

The Nokia Lumia 928 smartphone will be exclusive to Verizon Wireless when it launches in America on Thursday 16 May, 2013.

“Verizon Wireless customers, we heard you and the wait is over – we’re excited to offer a Nokia flagship smartphone, specially designed and optimised for the nation’s largest 4G LTE network,” Rothschild added.

The Nokia Lumia 928 will be available in white or black at Verizon Wireless stores and online for $99 with a new two-year customer agreement (after a $50 mail-in rebate).

Those purchasing a Nokia Lumia 928 can also claim a $25 credit for Windows Phone apps and games for a limited time.

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