Lumia 929

Nokia Lumia 929 render leaks, matches earlier photo for Verizon’s next phablet

A new render (left) for Verizon's Lumia 929, a large screened Windows Phone, has leaked matching an earlier photo (right)

Evleaks has posted a render today of Verizon’s next big device, the Lumia 929. Following on their Lumia 928 device, not too much is known about the 929 except that it will be 1080P with a 20MP PureView camera.

Verizon Lumia 929 passing thru FCC

The render shows the phone in black although a white version will also be forthcoming. In fact, the white one matches an earlier photo, also seen above. That photo was leaked out of China showing a white Verizon device. A similar device also recently passed through the FCC, hinting that this release is close.

However, that FCC documentation hinted that this phone is smaller than AT&T's Lumia 1520, perhaps more around 5 inches for the display instead of 6. But too little information is known at the moment. 

It’s not clear if the Lumia 929 will be announced alongside the Lumia 1520, destined for AT&T, nor exactly what the differences are, if any, between the two.

Source: Evleaks; Thanks, Douglas A., and others, for the tips



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MrSimmix says:

So we're going to get two phablets then?

rodneyej says:

It's not a phablet unless it's over 5.5 inches,, according to RodneyE.J... And at this point my opinion is all that matters..............

This is hopefully just a really big screened smartphone, not a phablet.
Either way, I'm excited as hell! Time to upgrade from my 928 :D

Rockartisten says:

The 920, 925, 928, 1020 bodies could easily fit a 5" 16:9 screen.

felickz says:

Loses xenon, qi (assuming), and no upgraded cam(ala 1020)?

None of those are guaranteed, really. Are you sure that's a dual-LED flash? It appears to be, but the shot's a tad blurry. However, it's still packing a 20-MP camera, which is an upgrade from the 8.7-MP option in the 92x line as of today. We als osee no guarantee that wireless charging will be removed, but an optional cover for a thinner body is on the table, of course.

rodneyej says:

We're sure... It's the exact same element on our 920's.. Zoom in on it.. It's perfectly clear to see..

evleaks says:

It has wireless charging.

rodneyej says:

Is this THE real EVLeaks❓❓❓

badger8080 says:

same here i love the 928 but nicer camera and update 3 would be pleasent 

NIST says:

So Rodney's penis shall never be referred to as phablet like. Got it.

Rockartisten says:

No one listens to you, you lied about building 7.

rodneyej says:

NIST... You're right... My penis is usually referred to as 60in Surface like... Yours❓iPod nano...

Bobert_123 says:

feel bad for anyone with a shuffle

rodneyej says:

You feel bad for NIST..

procen says:

That's terrible it's only nano. :-P

rodneyej says:

Maybe graphene....

koenshaku says:

Hopefully this won't end in someone getting banned for posting a penis.. >_>

rodneyej says:

➡ There you go... And that's about how small NIST is....

NIST says:

"60in Surface"....hmm so it's non-existent. Got it.

rodneyej says:

Well, maybe not 60" but a 30" does exist.. They aren't called Surface any more...

NIST says:

You're the size of a pixel. Got it.

rodneyej says:

Yeah, pixels they use to light up reunion tower here in Dallas❗

TechBizJP says:

Right on the money man. And if its 5" then im sold. :)
6" would be nice but since they are going to release a 5 incher then im in.. haha

cybermoose89 says:

Sweet cant wait for the 1520 i want it XD

rodneyej says:

Me toooo..
So this lady just, just now, walked up to me asking me for directions, and what did she have in her hand❔❔ A brand new Nokia Lumia 925.. She had a low glare screen protector, and some bad ass teal case on it.. It really did stand out.. As a matter of fact with the case I couldn't tell what it was until I asked and she turned the screen around.. She had glance screen active, so I knew immediately what it was... But, the point is that even with that case on it looked like no other phone, and it had me wondering about it.. That's a good thing... She was from Soa Paulo, at least that's where her plane was headed... DFW Airport Baby❗❗... All I see are Lumias, and the occasionally 8x...

skshandilya says:

Hey, you missed an opportunity to educate, Indoor Maps :), I guess most airports have it mapped. All the malls/internationa airports in my place have it. Location, Location, Location.... ;)

rodneyej says:

Im at the airport as we speak..I'll check that right now.....
But, the opportunity that I really missed was getting some Latin ➰.. She was hot❗

kidjenius says:

Is this the same size as the 1520?

We don't know. We just know it has a 1080P display. So presumably it's at least larger than 4.8", more likely at least 5.

Zulfigar says:

I hope so, I think 6" is too big, but 5" sounds good to me. Either way, it's about time to finally update my 710, and hopefully there's something more than a 6" phablet coming around the corner.

ryraansh says:

A 5 inch Lumia on Verizon? Sounds like exactly what i've been waiting for.

rodneyej says:

Is ⬇hat your brother❔

karelj says:

If its a 4.8" to 5" and a version comes to ATT, then its mine...MINE!!! MUHAHAHAHAH!!!!

MediaCastleX says:

Wasn't there supposedly a 5.3" device reported, maybe this is it? Also don't see a USB port on either end... =[

RyanAMG says:

Do you recognize anyone in the ME tile?

x I'm tc says:

No. But the Xbox avatar looks like Rachel Maddow.

Skunkwurx says:

Sorry but didn't the fcc show the measurements of it as being the same size as 625... 4.8 maybe 4.9 would be MAX...

mjfadaway says:

Can someone please make sense of Nokia's numbering system for me?

I'm not sure that Nokia even could, tbh...

I thought you said 1080 was for 5" and above. So it couldn't be 4.8"

tcman88 says:

It's under 5"

I love these confirmations.

ryuuichie says:

Looks like a bigger 720 imo.

sdreamer says:

The problem I had with Nokia before was keeping the numbers to their respective device. With all these different numbers its really hard to remember which is which (making it hard to tell people which phone you have). It would be nice if the numbers corresponded to something. 9xx being their mainstream flagship, the phone everyone can afford and still get the premium experience, the 10xx for devices that specialize in the beat photography. 5xx for the low end. Kinda like how BMW numbers their cars. This is confusing when you have a 9xx looking like the 15xx and will no doubt confuse customers. IPhone has the advantage of just being iPhone that's the advantage the mac series has kept compared to other laptops.

tissotti says:

Though Lumia 928 and whatever this will be will never be heard anywhere in the globe together with Lumia 920 or Lumia 1020.
Just like Lumia 928 being totally dead press wise as its not the global version. 

adrian1338 says:

Like 1,3,4,5,7,8 series and m power and gt and x,3,5,6 and z,1,3,4,8 yeah..easy setup

Bloobed says:

This is at least 1 inch smaller than the 1520.

pankaj981 says:

I hope they launch the 1520 on both AT&T and T-Mobile -_-

+1520 [fingers crossed]

MediaCastleX says:

In America??? How long have you been here and still don't see which way the toilet flushes... =[

Rishicash says:

Same way as the rest of the world....down.

rodneyej says:

Yall have toilets❔.. Movin on up to a deluxe apartment in the sky, movin on up you've finally got a piece of the pie❕❕❕❕❕

AT&T has enough versions of the best Windows Phones...time for Verizon to have some...

Josh Harman says:

I don't think Verizon will ever get 'the best' WP from Nokia unless they stop forcing them to make special models for them.

mma2885 says:

Don't know about this. The clock says 1020, not 9:29

lol, that's your evidence stacked up against evleak's track record? It's a render. Lots of people called our 1020 render BS too because the app tiles were the same as the 920--how'd that work out?

Lumia 8x says:

The clock says 1020.

Miistercoool says:

No it says 10:20! Are you blind!??

Lumia 8x says:

That's what I said!

MediaCastleX says:

Literally, what I said was "Yeah, sure...sir" =P

Nice, looks good. Don't screw this up, Verizon. Give us more than white and black...

Sam Sabri says:

Like Red... I don't know why they don't do red.

WP95 says:

Throw in yellow as well.

JABeugre says:

Actually isn't red the official color of Verizon ?! 

MediaCastleX says:

They're still promising to do a red 928, right..? =P

Josh Harman says:

The 822 was available in red for a while.

rodneyej says:

We need every color on every carrier...

rodneyej says:

Pretty sad considering WP/Nokia revolutionized color in smartphones.. Why is it that every good thing about WP is always taken by other platforms❓ I'll tell you why.. Its because Microkia doesn't know how to "brag"... I'll say it for the 1520th time,,, WP's biggest problem is marketing, and product placement.. Those two are equally the root cause of our 4-4.5% market share...

wshwe says:

You mean like Apple has with the 5c. Microsoft may be able to not give in to US carrier exclusives.

Rishicash says:

Yeah, and...wait for it...wait for! They'll be standing in line for it.

rodneyej says:

You have to admit that the gold one looks awesome.... Just sayin..

babse says:

let us hope the Microsoft purchase goes through. I think with that extra cash, we should expect limitless color options for every device.

felickz says:

Got a cyan case for my 928, now I feel hipster just like everyone else

markk132 says:

i really wanted a lumia 1020 variant on verizon, but i'm also dying for more room for more tiles on my start screen, but 6" was gonna be too big.  so if verizon is getting a variant of the 1520, except more around a 5" screen, then that just might be perfect for me.  this will definitely be my next device if this is the case, very excited now!

AlexanderJJJ says:

So the third-gen Lumia 9xx series begins! :D

zorb58 says:

I wish we'd get a 1020 variant.

Sam Sabri says:

I'm still calling it tablone. Looks nice. Congrats Verizon customers.

aaa6112 says:

and I'm still calling it a smartphone.

tigga2000bo says:

or a mobile

TechBizJP says:

If mobile tablet that would be. Mobtab.. :)

chef4a says:

I'm going with manphone. They should number it 1337

Yes yes yes yes yes I hope its a 5" or a 5.5 I don't think I can handle a 6 " phone in my pocket

Actually really like the 920 screen size but I have a feeling that I would also like the 5" as long as it is not too big to fit in my pocket. Granted, I don't wear tight

MediaCastleX says:

You guys should take care before this convo goes "south" *if you know what I mean...because I don't lol ;p

rodneyej says:

They obviously have another meaning for the word "pocket"...

Rishicash says:

Sure can. The trick is not to fight it and just relax as much as you can. Take a little at at time...5"...5.5"...6". You'll be able to take the whole 10.6" before you know it!

rodneyej says:

You need NIST.. Sounds like you guys were made for each other... Lol❕

elando_16 says:

I hope this goes to at&t as well

I think with Microsoft taking charge of the manufacturing the devices, we should be seeing simultaneous release of new devices across carrier. Usually company does exclusive release to a carrier for advertising purpose. With Microsoft deep pocket, I am don't think Microsoft will need to rely on carriers to advertise the new phone. Same thing with Apple.

MediaCastleX says:

Exactly, just like the OS updates...oh, wait. =P

Clavitox says:

Like amber that I have on my 521?

rodneyej says:

Plus, Joe B. said, well implied, that this is one of the benefits of the purchase... Let's hope dude is right....

Myncai says:

5 inch Lumia on Verizon just as my contract is expiring? Perfect!

xrs22 says:

Does Verizon let you upgrade a little before your 2 years is up? Att did but wanted to know if Verizon did, as this is my first time with them.

Verizon depending on the person will let you upgrade about a month or so before 2 years.

xrs22 says:

Ok, well it'll be a while for me then. I got my last 2 phones for Costco and the sales rep there didn't put in my update. So once I got my 900, I was able to get the 920 right away because of it.

RyanAMG says:

Verizon will let you upgrade your phone anytime if you add a jetpack to your plan. That's what I did to get the 928 coming from my 8X

Cellus13 says:

Are you kidding me? More variants? This Microsoft and Nokia deal needs to hurry up so exclusives can end already.

Were getting all these phone leaks and rumors now when can we get announcements for these awesome phone. Also one for T-Mobile.

rodneyej says:

Off subject, but Daniel,, what's going on with the WPC app for W8❓
Oh, and the 1520 must be mine❗ Damnit❗❗❗❗❗

sasukeluffy says:

Should be 938... :D

Bailey199719 says:

Do its a 1520 with a carrier logo but called a 929. Seems pointless. Instead of faffing just make the 1520.

Josh Harman says:

Its a completely different phone that the 1520, but I think the 929 model number seems a little stupid - no matter what type it is.

DJCBS says:

If the photo on the right is the L929, and it does, indeed, bring a 20MP camera, 6 lenses etc, then I think we can now see that the humps on the L925 and L1520 are unnecessary. Unless this device is thicker in which case, since I don't seem to see the 3 dots, I'm assuming it brings wireless charging included.

So my question is: do these Verizon phones work on European networks?

RyanAMG says:

Some Verizon phone are world phones. If I recall the 928 is. Haven't traveled out of the US with my 928 yet so can't say for sure.

DJCBS says:

Hmm interesting. Thanks for the answer! I'll be definitely keeping an eye on this one, then.

Josh Harman says:

The 822 is a global phone as well.
...but you know these phones run the WP8 OS right?

DJCBS says:

Yes. You know this phones are still NOKIA, right? That the deal isn't done yet, right? So there's your answer.
Thanks for the 822 info, though.

HillBillJr says:

The GSM and HSPA part will work in Europe but the LTE part most probably won't.

DJCBS says:

Hmm I see. Well I don't use LTE anyway. Thanks for the answer ;)

ryan.kruger says:

This will be cool if they give the 5" device the same specs that are rumored in the 1520.  2GB Ram, Quad-core processor, 1080p, etc...
Hoping this gets the same treatment as the 1520...!  But by the time I'm eligible for my upgrade next year, it won't matter anyway :)

paulxxwall says:

Join the next program from att. seems like no more waiting for updates .just upgrade!!!!

Josh Harman says:

This is a Verizon phone.

MDak280 says:

The Verizon branding makes the top bezel look super ugly :/

It's supposed to be 6.3"  And I hope AT&T gets it in November like they are predicting.  Will make a nice Christmas present for myself.  LOL

RyanAMG says:

The 6.3 is the Sammy mega and that runs android

Josh Harman says:

Read your own link. 6".

I apologize, got it confused with Samsung.  Ten lashes with a wet noodle and kneel in the corner on beans.

Josh Harman says:

No big deal, with all that is out there I often get them mixed up myself.
Props to you for admitting a mistake.

wvanellis says:


cannon#WP says:

I really hate Nokia's naming convention.

Robborboy says:

Just give me a 32gb minimum WP8 for T-Mobile.

Dk92 says:

Well, about time I said goodbye to my 928. Hello 929 >:)

ejlee072006 says: it got really interesting.. Finally!!!

kc77 says:

A 5 inch Lumia would be amazing!

joanzen says:

THIS! I've been waiting for a screen in the 5" area.

Josh Harman says:

929 branding seems unlikely to me. Unless it's more of a 925 variant.

larspassic says:

928 is the 925 variant right?

Dk92 says:

The 925 and 928 are variants of the 920.

psiu_glen says:

The 928 is a bit of a cross between the 920 and 925.

Has the same camera as 920 (925 has an additional lens), but adds xenon flash, has 32 GB of storage and wireless charging, but is a bit slimmer/lighter than the 920 and has the AMOLED screen in common with the 925/1020.

And it is also a global phone, but with the additional CDMA radio for Verizon voice and fallback 3G/1X.

Hope that helps.

Josh Harman says:

Don't forget the aluminum frame of the 925, looks wise that's the biggest difference. From the patent drawings, this 929 (or whatever) looks a lot like my 822 but with less rounded corners - making me wonder if it could possibly be aluminum framed like the 925.

ramonq619 says:

I like the body style

MyNL822 says:

Since when is the office tile orange?

Its been orange since wp8

cwc2311 says:

It's currently orange

Josh Harman says:

Looks red on my phone.

Kram Sacul says:

What's with Verizon and blocky cheaper feeling variants?

Josh Harman says:

Cheaper feeling? No.

Kram Sacul says:

When you compare the 920 to the 928 the 928 is noticeably cheaper feeling.  Blocky design, plastic buttons, tinnier speaker quality.  Then you have the lack of colors and the hideous logo on the forehead.  Verizon users got the short end of the stick.

Josh Harman says:

My 822 is a brick, doesn't feel cheap and has already held up to some abuse. I don't know about the 928, but the 822 certainly doesn't have 'plastic buttons'.
I actually prefer black phones, I could have gotten this one in black, white or red.
Last I looked, every carrier puts their logo on phones, in the US anyway.

larspassic says:

The buttons looked smaller on the 1520, this probably isn't as big

This more tile start screen would be good if there were apps to fill it. I love wp8, but where are the apps?
If MS wants to stay in the game, they need to show at least something that is better on their platform. For me it is the OS itself, but everything else is either the same or worse than on non WP devices. If there is much more stagnation then the platform will die.

Jf.Vigor says:

If youre not creative enough to find a way to fill a screen with useful apps or deep linked tiles, then you simply have no imagination

Josh Harman says:

Nothing that guy said made sense.

Err... Ok I'll bite, what useful apps you fill your start screen with? Personally I am still waiting for a cab hailing app, apps for magazines that I read like the new yorker, VPN, mint, CitiBank.... , the list goes on and on....

Josh Harman says:

Well, I have about 50 apps on my start screen. Including 6 folders that probably hold another 50 apps in them. In not about to list them for you, too much work.
I will tell you, however, that there is a thing called "Store" - it's full of apps, you should check it out.
There are multiple taxi apps and multiple magazine apps, Mint and VPN have both been announced as coming... what else do you got?

This argument is moot. You act as if everything is peachy for WP when it is clearly not. I maintain my point, the store lacks many things that matter to me and people like me. What universe do you live in? Maybe in your world WP does not have to "aspire" to a pathetic 10% market share? MS needs to not just make WP as good as others, it needs to be BETTER to get people to switch. A larger start screen will just highlight the struggle WP has in getting apps on board.

BTW, which taxi app works well in NYC? Uber is not available right?

Blu3V3nom07 says:

T-Mobile, T-Mobile, T-Mobile, T-Mobile.......

donebrasko says:

I need 64gb storage I'm almost out with 32gb and I have no music and 5gb of video

Josh Harman says:

What are you filling your phone with?
Sounds like you need a phone with an SD card.

mythos13 says:

I was planning on getting a 1020 as soon as they were available from Rogers but I'm really getting attached to these renders showing the extra column of tiles. But I don't have the luxury of waiting much longer because I water damaged my 920 and had to go back to my HD7 while waiting for the 1020 to come to Rogers.

jlynnm350z says:

Ready for a new design. Not unique anymore. 920 still looks the best of them all. The original!

joanzen says:

Boy, if this is in the 5" range it may just be what I've been waiting for to make me finally put my Titan out to pasture.

gevabar says:

To many tiles looks cluttered, they need to design it more like surface with background confusing looking on home screen.....

Dk92 says:

Honestly, they might want to consider keeping the tiles, but making it a horizontal scroll to navigate them instead of vertical like it is currently. And then have it where you scroll up to see your applist, and scroll down for whatever additional feature.

Dk92 says:

Look at the Toshiba Encore tablet on YouTube to see an example of what I'm talking about.

rodneyej says:

Just configure it the way you want to.. Use less small tiles, don't use the space to the far left, or right... Do you guys really have WP devices❔... That comment sounds like one on PhoneArena....

gevabar says:

I have Lumia 925, HTC 8x, surface RT, windows 8 desktop PC....the tiles that cover all 6inch of the screen looks cluttered I believe the market will agree....the surface looks Lumia 4 small tiles or one big tile or two mid size tiles looks like nice design in the phone but......adding an extra row looks to much...keeping a row empty will look off center....bad start screen design on that....looking for you app will be like looking at a puzzle....

Josh Harman says:

So center it and leave an open row on each side. Boom.

Josh Harman says:

So it looks too cluttered and your suggestion is to allow background images? Seems that would make it that much more cluttered.

rodneyej says:

Like they would be able to see the background anyways.. Don't these guys understand anything about WP yet❓ WP is past corny background images because it puts images, and much more, in the FOREGROUND❗❗❗...

gevabar says:

Image meaning color back of your choice...not photograph.....this looks like a puzzle.....look at it again....on phone with two rows looks cleaner and better

Josh Harman says:

I agree that more background colors will be nice. I'm partial to black myself though, all I want is a black theme color for tiles.

rodneyej says:

That would be nice..

gevabar says:

Image meaning plain color not a photograph.....and yes it looks like a big puzzle....this won't sit well with new comers or people who enjoy simple design

Josh Harman says:

Sounds to me that a phone this large just isn't for you, not for me either. However some do like it, I believe the market shows that.

gevabar says:

We will theory is as follows....a company trying to please everyone with size and design is not a good strategy...for example apple make small changes to iPhone and people are waiting in line for the making big changes to please everyone and people get confuse and do not want to be part of need to just perfect one to two phones tops...once that happens people will line up....they are two busy making different device not good strategy

Josh Harman says:

I disagree.
Look at the 520, its specifically designed to appeal as an inexpensive phone and it's selling great. Particularly in emerging markets.
The 1020 was designed as an outrageous camera phone, it too is a specialized phone and it's selling good.
Apple could shit in a box and people would line up for it. Unfortunately, your iPhone example isn't the best because even they have decided to make different designs. While it didn't change much, there are people disappointed that they didn't increase the size... because some people like big phones, appears to me it's mainly the youth.
Another thing is while iPhone has a strong fan base in the US, they don't internationally - much of that is due to a lack of selection and price. iPhone market shares have been slowly dropping for the past year, even in the US.
It's silly to suggest they make a one size fits all phone. People who get easily confused by selection will just buy an iPhone anyway.
Plus, this will only be the 3rd Nokia WP for Verizon. Not exactly a mind spinning amount.

gevabar says:

Ok josh....u know I said two phones tops and one was for 520...and 1020...which both need to be prefect for current time...for example memory...many windows software experience etc.... Now regarding apple that was funny how u mentioned that apple could shit in a box hahaha I agree..... I would never doubt how apple goes to market everyone can learn from them....for example microsoft buying iPhones or ipads from consumers is a very bad press for windows for example not far as big will make eventually a big screen and believe it women like iphone's size!!! But the bigger more important point that I was making is that apple for years have been focusing on one device and building small changes to that device once to twice per year....and it works not running around like a chicken without a head working on 7 devices or whatever they have now.....focus on reducing the hockey puck design of the 1020...make 64 gig available,...get voice command navigation to enter address....there are many issues.....get 520 a flash....more apps are confusing....iTunes are simple....

Josh Harman says:

Speaking of confusing, I can't make much sense out of that comment.

Kristijan87 says:

Try this it saved my life. (P.S., no, it's not a link to a religious site, hihihihihi) No, honestly, I've been looking for a way to sort and group my tiles and this app is perfect, a random dude pointed me to it. It allows you to create an app which has a text or an icon on it (fully customizable) and it matches the background colour. Here's how it looks. Until Microsoft comes up with a native solution, this app (and similar ones, I've seen there are a few in the Store) will help reduce clutter on larger screens. :)

rodneyej says:

A revelation just came upon me... Notifications in WP8 don't always work like they are supposed to.....

rodneyej says:

It's supposed to be sarcasm....

This looks to me like a device with a smaller display than the leaked 1520. If the naming is right, the device will probably have a 4.7-5" display (everyone is making bigger screened phones), but it definitely doesn't look like a 6" display with the capacitive buttons that close together.

rodneyej says:

Yeah, that's what the article is trying to get across...

Haha sorry, got ahead of myself. Formulated an answer without reading the entire post. :P

rodneyej says:

You must slow down, young grasshopper... Now,,, AGAIN❗

All I know is I am currently glad to be a Nokia shareholder, and the future for device and services looks amazing! They are systematically attacking and re-attacking all major price points and markets.

FishirOne says:

Just what ive been waiting for... Now to get it without that stupid Verizon tag.

Josh Harman says:

It's a Verizon exclusive.

muddytoad says:

Verizon needs more Windows phones, glad to see it coming.

uopjo6 says:

These variants make it look like they rehash designs like Samsung. I have respect for Nokia I hope this stops soon.

This phone has room for 66 small tiles (11 x 6) versus 28 small for my 920 (7 x 4). Definitely a big phone.

smoledman says:

That's truly incredible!

Yes it is, I am not sure how much is due to the 1080p resolution, still very big.