Nokia announces Lumia 928 destined for Verizon, available May 16th

Lumia 928 Verizon

Colour us surprised, but not so. Nokia has announced the Lumia 928, which will be heading to Verizon and will be available May 16th. According to a post over on Nokia Conversations, we're looking at a new flagship Windows Phone from Nokia that confirms previous rumoured specifications. Pricing for the Lumia 928 will be $99.99 after a $50 main-in-rebate, when taken out with a two-year contract. 

The Lumia 928 sports a 4.5-inch AMOLED display (PureMotion HD+), 8.7MP camera (PureView, Carl Zeiss, OIS and Xenon flash), 4G LTE connectivity, wireless charging, three HAAC microphones and a loud speaker. It's an improved Lumia 920. Check out a quick video with Ifi Majid, who heads up product marketing in North America, showing off the new Nokia Windows Phone:

As a limited time offer, those who purchase the Nokia Lumia 928 will get a $25 credit for Windows Phone apps and games.

Update: Nokia US added this video to introduce the Lumia 928 on Verizon, showing off unique features:

Source: Nokia Conversations



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B_RAD89 says:

Why NO COLORS?? Wheres Red and Cyan looks like the wait will continue

Haxcid says:

Get a white one and some magic markers...

Or buy and wait a month till gelaskin make a skin for it and turn it any color you want

luimende says:

He has the option to wait. Nobody can force him to buy white.

I'd be willing to try *cracks knuckles*

Zomby Jeezus says:

Agreed Brad. NO COLOR, so the wait continues...great job Verizon, you don't have the phone I want. I want a color one !!!

HillBillJr says:

It's funny so many people ask for colors, but if you look at the actual sales of any phones, the black outsells every other color by a huge margin. I am not surprised if Nokia/Verizon want to go slow on colors so that they can effectively manage inventories. Once/if it generates enough interest I guess the colors will come.

B_RAD89 says:

Yea that makes sense, thinkin it will be another couple months before colors come like when the red Lumia 822 came about 3 months later than the original colors. Thinkin I might cave and just get a white one, gonna be covered in a case anyway but ill give it some time

Perhaps the sales vs forum comments doesn't do it any justice. Clearly ppl talking on the forums want color and the ppl buying the phones clearly just want the phone, no color necessary. 

toph36 says:

How about a case?  I wouldn't use a phone without one, so the color of the phone is not as important to me.  I have a blue case on my black 822.

scdkad says:

Me too. Phone stays in case to keep it mint condition.

Chef316 says:

So it's all their fault they don't have colored ones yet to suit your specific wants...oh darn

jabtano says:

The go to T-MO and get a color low end device...This is one nice device wish my carrier got it. rather than the low end job.

robooneus says:

While I still think this looks like a great phone (and would possibly end up getting black anyway), I am sad to see them not offering many colors. It has become somewhat synonymous with the Lumia brand--doesn't seem like the best idea to stray from that. Just like I was sad that I couldn't get a 920 in cyan here in Europe (or the grey)!

linkxboy says:

As it says, it's a Verizon phone. Verizon doesn't want the colors for some reason and yes it sucks. Look at the 822, also no colors. Verizon is dumb hahaha

ZuNuKoo says:

No red, limited only I tried getting one back in April. Only silver, black white.

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cjallan417 says:

I know the guy's holding a white phone, but where are you seeing there are no colors? I don't see the color options disclosed anywhere.
Edit: Just watched their promo video as well, which only has white. Doesn't look too promising, but still wonder if it's confirmed to not have other colors.
Double edit: Even the Windows Phone Blog says just black and white...so again, I guess not too promising. http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2013/05/10/the-wait-is-over-lumia-928-for-verizon-wireless-launches-may-16-for-under-100.aspx

Exactly!!!!!  Where are all the colorful options WP8 is known for??

paulheu says:

Well, if Verizon does not want enything but black or white it's their choice. This is an exclusive device. I kind of expect to see the global device announced next week Wednesday with the colours..

ayejay0601 says:

Its hard to offer colors on a metal body; the colors scratch off and fade making the phone look terrible which lowers its marketing value.  If you had a colored phone, dents and chinks in the metal body would become quickly apparent within a month.  Friends would look at it and be turned off by it.

Residing says:

Lol!  My Nokia N8 completely disagrees with you...still pristine after two years in its Blue, aluminum body.

rebel_yell says:

Is it anodized aluminum?

trinkner says:

My green N8 still looks great.  It's in my pocket as I type.  No cover, either.  :-) 
I'm jonesing for a Nokia EOS, assuming MS can iron out some of the wrinkles with WP in the mean time.  For the present, however, I'm continually amazed at how efficient and smooth Symbian Belle Refresh is.  Not the sexiest OS, but man is it functional.

glassadam says:

White is sexy on my 920 and anyway 99% of people I see don't have a white phone. Would red, yellow, etc be a cool and welcome addition? Absolutely. Is the lack of those colors a deal breaker? Shouldn't be, especially considering how good white looks with Nokia's designs.

Chef316 says:

Everyone usually wants specs, specs, specs on here....and now I hear them whine about color options and say they won't buy this great specked phone because they can't have it in their favorite color? Oh brother....

jaethos says:

Well, I can't say I'm not disappointed in the lack of colors, especially red, but I'll make due. I'll have to see them in person to decide between black and white.

Xaphoon148 says:

Well... I've got a yellow 928...
Only it's without the 8... ;)

jasqid says:

Buy a case. Pick your own color.

tiggscolo says:

I did a quick look for cases for this phone on Amazon.. oddly they show the phone itself in Red and Yellow. 
They could and probably are mock-ups, but maybe they are adding colour post launch. 

benners76 says:

Look closely and you'll see the red/yellow shown are 920's.

tvolpe86 says:

yea those are 920's. look at the edges and also look where the longer xenon flash should be, there is only a smaller little led flash not taking up the full space.

Keith Beck says:

I'm holding out for beige.
I'll be there day one.  Been waiting a long time for this on big V.  Looks awesome.

giorgio h says:

The first comment...

Rishicash says:

This is a pre-launch reveal so not everything is shown. Don't worry, you can always get a nice hot pink case for it.

brebo33 says:

What is the matter with people??? V finally gets a real N phone and we complain about what color it is? Holy crap we are a bunch of spoiled brats.

rebel_yell says:

Why do all the good phones go to At&t. Why can't Verizon get a badass phone like the 920? what? Verizon just announced that they're going to sell a phone better than the 920? But I wanted a Henna colored one!!! This is crap. I'm switching to Sprint.

binthham says:

You people that are complaining about there not being enough colors make me laugh. Go with AT&T then.

RyanAMG says:

^this. Verizon could have had my money for some time and I will be paying full price as I just got the 8X in November.

Nice! You'll love Nokia support, I love it on my 920. :)

q21701 says:

I wonder if Sprint is going to play their usual game of "Monkey see, monkey do" with Verizon and release/announce their WP8 handsets soon.

Strings78 says:

As a Sprint Customer, I can only hope this happens. I don't care what causes them to release the phones, i just want it done.

luimende says:

I like it, and I like the fact that it is announced today and is available next week, not next month.

Residing says:

Good point!  I think this device looks really good; I have a white Lumia 900 and I always have in one of 4 different cases that I use, so it's nice to see this device, in white, in all of it's glory.  I believe this device is going to sell very well.
One day I will brave it, and not use case :)

RaRa85 says:

Yes Nokia played this well. If the 928 wasn't available until next month that would've been a huge disappointment.

thomppa79 says:

Agree, availability next week is great. The momentum for WP is strong so I'm expecting great sales of Lumia 928. Hopefully the supply pipes are loaded with components and manufacuring capacity. Would be a pity if availability would be short.

Haxcid says:

You do realise until the media blitz starts stating only at Verizon, no one other then tech site junkies know this phone is available...

tiggscolo says:

I went to my local Verizon store (company owned) and they explained that they won't have the phone on the 16th, but that they will be allowed to order one that day. Which is a bit of a let down. I don't know if every store is like that or if it is just the store I went to. Thankfully there is a Microsoft Store here that will be getting it in-stock.

erzhik says:

May 16th.. That's a quick turn around time.

lippidp says:

Now that's a good promotional video!

luimende says:

yeah, this is great!  Now if only they'd publish the heck out of it.

220SeaChaser says:

Damn why didn't I wait?!

That is a gorgeous phone.

NH3MAN says:

I Second That, Absolutely Gorgeous plus with the aluminum body it looks like it will feel lighter and better in the hand than my slightly slippery 920.

TrustySnooze says:

Is it aluminum? I thought that the Catwalk was the aluminum one.

NH3MAN says:

Every preview I've read has said aluminum body that was sleek and felt great in hand. That is my only complaint about my 920 which is a little bulky and slippery slick.

Nickkk101 says:

Its NOT aluminium. Upcoming phones will be a mixed construction with polycarbonate and alu.

Zomby Jeezus says:

Did you actually watch the video?

NH3MAN says:

Well Yea, three times... Doesn't say anything about the body, which does admittedly look like polycarbonate, but I was going by every preview I've read in the last couple of months that said it was aluminum. Now I just read at Endgadget it is indeed a polycarbonate. Excuse Me :P

Mingu7 says:

Um... I thought the 928 was Poly-carbonate.
The rumor is that Cake-Walk is their aluminum model.

rebel_yell says:

Ha! Cake Walk. Funny.

Malmer says:

Hope they make an international version for us not based in the US.

if they do it needs to be priced around $400-450. This is no longer the hardware of a $650 phone.

Zulfigar says:

Says who? The 920 / 928 is still a beast of a phone, still holding onto a firm grasp against the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4

Kellzea says:

I think what you meant to say was its not the processor of a £600 phone based on a non-analogous platform.

As anyone with a modicum of sense would see an 8.7mp stabilized camera, 32gig storage 768p screen at 60fps with clear black, wireless charging, xennon flash and 4g radios a bloody good deal for the price.

But you go ahead and dismiss it because its not got 8 cores.

succubism says:

wow i think i love u

NH3MAN says:

I know that's Right! Awesome Deal for that kind of hardware!

bbqrooster says:

If you've been here long enough, you'll learn to ignore ammarmalik2011. ammarmalik2011 is the designated WP8 negative commenter on this board.

squire777 says:

I think he got lost from Android Central and doesn't know how to get back,

PhreePhlyer says:

Hopefully he's not using an iPhone for directions.

NH3MAN says:

HaHa, That^ was hilarious... As Kelso would say "Burn!"

He has a point though...

rebel_yell says:

About it not having 8 cores? Yeah, that's enough to put anyone off.

rebel_yell says:

Now THAT was a good post. Kellzea, I dub you Hell-yea!

tvolpe86 says:

is the screen still considered "super sensitive" like the 920/820 and is responsive when wearing gloves and whatnot?

Prodigy11 says:

Yes. This device is in no way inferior to 920. Only improvements, or similar features.

ZuNuKoo says:

Colors don't make a phone. Hardware does. ...and software

tvolpe86 says:

i still want a red or cyan phone lol.  the colors do make a phone on top of what else you mentioned. it gives it personality and makes it original.

JHunsaker says:

Personally, I really like the yellow lumia 920s, but you could always get a cover for your phone to make it any color you want.

tvolpe86 says:

very true but i feel like cases take away from the design of the phone. i usually get a case for when i go somewhere where i can damage the phone, but otherwise i dont use one and just get the insurance for it in case i drop it.

catalystgod says:

Its Aluminum, so maybe you can powdercoat it to any color of your choice.

tvolpe86 says:

custom job? wonder how expensive that would be.

darquehelmet says:

Check out colorware.com, they'll hook you up with whatever color you want. Only downside is that you'll void your warranty.

tvolpe86 says:

have you ever gotten anything done by them before?  fine print seems to say that they will then take on your warranty instead of having to go to your carrier/manufacturer but i'd have to read it more carefully.  just curious how legit this site is.

darquehelmet says:

I haven't had any work done by them, but I've heard they do excellent work. I get the same take when I read their fine print as well. Contact them, hearing the word straight from the "horse's mouth" is always the best. You could also bing Colorware results to get other customers opinions as well.

tvolpe86 says:

thanks! may just do this as soon as i know my phone is working perfectly without issue and confirm some of the details in regards to warranty. get the matte black one too, probably easier to cover unless they fine sandblast down the original paint job regardless of color/finish of original.  thanks for the recommendation!

Nickkk101 says:

This is a polycarbonate device. Not aluminium.

tvolpe86 says:

ok. that shouldn't stop them from being able to repaint it, though.

Nickkk101 says:

true. but that would be a ludicrous waste of money. people are stupid though, so anything is possible.

tvolpe86 says:

yea i just saw a custom iphone purchased directly from them is over a grand. jeez lmao. think i'll just wait longer for red and cyan to eventually make their way to the shelves. if they never get announced i can always go with the black one and get a gelaskin for it (they should have a 928 template by then).

catalystgod says:

I thought the back plate was aluminum in the 928. No?

tvolpe86 says:

nope it's polycarbonate

Chef316 says:

Than get a case or skin...lol

tvolpe86 says:

tacky and takes away from the design of the phone

Residing says:

Depends on the case.  So I take it you won't be getting the Lumia 928?
You can always go with the 920 if color is that important to you....

tvolpe86 says:

will probably cave and get one because i dont want to potentially wait months down the line for new colors. guess i can find quality skins that fit the shape of the phpne perfectly or find some other means to differentiate it color wise. i could go with the 920, sure, i debated that 2 months ago when my contract was up, but i don't want AT&T.  have always had reliable and fast data service with verizon.

moc426 says:

Looks nice, some nice upgrades on the 920. Seems its only offered in that color?

rahul4aug says:

It raises question as what they will announce on 14th then? EOS?

strokee says:

I thought Instagram was supposed to be announced along with this phone?

cjallan417 says:

Exactly...had to scroll a while to see someone ask this. I was starting to wonder if I was the only one with this question.  :-)

Zulfigar says:

And / or Catwalk, and don't forget about the next Here version

succubism says:

They're announcing "Catwalk" on the 14th. Ya know, the aluminum-body variant of the 920 for T-mobile.

RaRa85 says:

Ooh I can't wait! I'm finally going to be able to walk into my store and pick up the phone I want.

MacDaMachine says:

Looks really good. AMOLED with the brightness capabilities as the 920? Nice. Can't wait to see what happens in the fall.

Sean Burns1 says:

Why just Verizon?? Why not the rest of the world??

mjfadaway says:

Um it is available in the rest of the world. Its called the 920.

Micah Dawson says:

I wouldn't say 920 as our phones are slightly different lol.
But there could possibly be a 925 :P

jwort93 says:

Because the screen is AMOLED, does anyone know if it has a pentile subpixel arrangement or not?

jMawl says:

Let's not get vulgar ;)

rebel_yell says:

Bwahaha. Get your head out of the gutter.

cgold1 says:

Could go either way. Nokia has used both pentile and rgb oled in the past and did not use the + moniker that Samsung uses to differentiate. To my knowledge there is no 1280x768 4.5" amoled screen on any Samsung phone currently on the market so there is no reference (the Lumia 900/820 used the screen of the galaxy s2)

Since there are pentile 1080p amoled screens on the market (which is about the same resolution as rgb 720P) there's no technical reason why it wouldn't be be full rgb but historically consumers don't care about actual resolution just specs so they may go pentile just to save money.

So in short... we don't know yet.

Shambels says:

I wish they had some of the color on the front of the phone. But I'm afraid most ppl that would have bought it switched to att.

jimitndiaye says:

So the differences between this and the 920, other than dimensions, are the updated speakers, AMOLED screen, HAAC mics, and...?

Jrexxx says:

HAAC is included in the 920

jimitndiaye says:

Sorry I meant the 3-mic HAAC arrangement - I believe 920 has 2?

Jrexxx says:

Nope, it's got 3 :) One on the bottom next to the loud speaker, one next to the earpiece (it's hiden inside) and one next to the headphone jack on the top.

Hoekie says:

Lumia 920 (and 820) also has HAAC mics.

Jrexxx says:

920 does. Can't speak for the rest... But I'm guessing (and it's just a guess), that for the whole HAAC principle to work you need 3 mics.

Joe920 says:

Three HAAC mics, does that mean that we can now record high dynamic range audio in stereo? That plus OIS would make for some killer immersive concert videos. 
Slogan:  Nokia Lumia 928 - recording on stereoids. (wait no, that sounds like an illness)

edwmcc says:

I wish they would have left the logo off or put it on the back like the 8x.

Houdani says:

While I'd like more color options, I can be satisfied with the white one.
It's also nice that they are making it available right away.  The game of releasing it 1-3 months after announcing it doesn't work so well.

AndreHBuss says:

Doubt, I´m an AT&T costumer. Could I buy the 928 off contrat and use on my AT&T SIM?

toph36 says:

Not likely....


No. Verizon doesn't use sim cards.

mjfadaway says:

Verizon does use sim cards on their 4G phones.

DavidinCT says:

Yes and all LTE based phones are world phones....so you might be able to use it on AT&T...

phirefly says:

Verizon LTE and Global Ready phones do use a SIM.
EDIT: Sorry, missed the reply that beat me.

tk-093 says:

Verizon has been using SIM cards since Q1 2011.

pankaj981 says:

Yes you can, the new phones from verizon are gsm unlocked, you wont get lte though, only hspa

AndreHBuss says:

No LTE? humm I will keep my 920 :) Thanks Pankaj.

erzhik says:

While its true that Verizon phones are GSM unlocked, I always thought that these phones will only work in Europe given that Verizon phone in US will always try to find Verizon network first.

sepatown says:

Not if you have a different carriers' SIM card in it.

lantern20 says:

I was wondering the same thing.

HillBillJr says:

There is LTE but it works only on Verizon band. Maybe the AWS portion of it could work for T Mobile, but don't quote me on that. It will not work on AT&T 700MHz spectrum for sure.

glassadam says:

Lte kills my 920 battery anyway.

Evster88 says:

It seems like they chose a more narrow corner radius for the phone's edges. I like it a lot. Might just be an optical illusion though...

poddie says:

I wish I knew enough geometry to understand what this means. :D

succubism says:

Evster is saying that the corners, while still rounded, seem sharper or more "boxy." I think they are as well, and I like the look a lot.

driver_king says:

Agreed. Even with my 920, I appreciate both styles equally as much, aesthetically speaking. I must also be one of the few who doesn't mind the color selection all that much either. While I love my Red 920, either choice of black or white on the 928 is going to look more appealing than the competition, particularly with its color live tiles and all of its other hardware perks.

toph36 says:

What is the full price without a new contract?  Used my upgrade on the 822 back in December.  Couldn't wait this long for a new phone, but now I am thinking I want this phone!

druger81 says:

Same here, got my 8X in January but am really liking the look of this phone!

Jrexxx says:

Specs seem good. Not a big fan of the design however...

Darren Lay says:

This phone looks so much better in motion than those previous pictures led us to believe. I hope there is a way to use this phone in the US without signing a Verizon contract. My only concern is OLED. Isn't OLED prone to burn-in?

tvolpe86 says:

from what i've read, verizon WP8's are global unlocked so you can use the sim of any other carrier as long as it supports bands the other carrier uses. i believe this phone works on ATT but won't have LTE, just hspa.

catalystgod says:

Which is fine if you ask me. ATT HSPA really is pretty good for just about anything.

DavidinCT says:

Retail not contract price is rumored to be about $549.99, so you can buy it off contract for full retail.

Evster88 says:

I haven't had that issue on any of my OLED devices.
Had several AMOLED MP3 players and a Dell Venue Pro which also was AMOLED.

glassadam says:

My Zune HD is oled and I have had no burn in whatsoever, super-heavy use since 2010.

reags77 says:

Oh I want one pleasee

Not a SINGLE peep from Verizon. So nice of them to make Nokia do all of the advertising. I bet if this was a mediocre Android device sharing a name with a crappy flip-phone from the late 90's they'd have ads and announcements all over the place.

Evster88 says:

It's not even on their website yet. Perhaps they're waiting for the 16th for a media blitz?

mikewp says:

Maybe, just maybe there is another reason. Maybe that reason is that they are currently having a sale and that sale ends May 12th. Just sayin.. sometimes there is a really simple reason. More directed at WheelmanForHire and anyone else that thinks the same.

tiggscolo says:

The store I went to (yes a company owned Verizon Store) told me they are not getting any of the phones, they will be able to take orders on the 16th. I hope they are wrong.

slick5150 says:

Group text messaging?  Verizon's bizarrly crippled that feature on their other WP8 phones.  Anyone know if that still holds true on this one?  
It's been incredibly irritating to see WPCentral continue to ignore the issue of a carrier crippling a core OS feature that many people, myself included, rely on.

Josh Harman says:

I can group text on my Lumia 822.

ealexand#CB says:

Is that new?  Because the VZ Lumias had no group text at launch

slick5150 says:

This would be the first I've heard of that feature being enabled on a Verizon Lumia.  Are you sure about that?  When you go into the messaging app and tap settings, there's an option there that says "Group text" and below says "Keeps replies in one thread using MMS"?? 

tvolpe86 says:

my dad has an 822 and compared to my trophy, does not have proper group messaging like my trophy does.

ealexand#CB says:

This was one of the reasons i switched to ATT

slick5150 says:

Same here, I had picked up an HTC 8X at launch on Verizon and returned it because of the lack of group texting. I picked up a Lumia 920 instead and have been using it on Net10. I'd gladly pick up a 928 and move back to Verizon but only if the group text feature isn't crippled again.

DWTrump says:

Yeah, this might be the one (admittedly small) thing that will keep me on my 8x for now. Hoping that the included GDR2 release will fix the threaded messaging fiasco, but if not, I may have to take a look at another provider. It's also why my wife is still using her slowly dying Trophy. The last thing I want is for that to die, and her get an iPhone or Android because the schmucks at Verizon screwed WP users again.

ealexand#CB says:

I even got Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurott to respond on twitter and look into the issue at launch of the 822 and 8x on Verizon and they coudn't get an answer either.  I have no clue why it was disabled. 

ealexand#CB says:

Here are twitter blasts if you feel like retweeting



JPDVM2014 says:

This is the main reason I left Verizon. I left before the crippled Group Messaging, but Verizon has a fairly long track record of crippling features. The big one for me was the GPS on my Samsung Omnia, and Palm Pre+. I hear so much crap talked about AT&T, but I would never leave them to go back to Verizon.

Hoppman says:

This will be the reason I stay on my 822 or switch, inexcusable that Verizon crippled this feature and nobody seems to be able to say WHY they did it.
Does anyone out there use any of the, what I would call annoying features of the messaging client such as:
Delivery confrmation
MMS acknowledgement
I could see this from a business standpoint but as a normal texter, I would find this annoying to useless.

xH4RRYx says:

Out of interest does the lumia 920 have HAAC microphones?

Xaphoon148 says:

Certainly has, and the recorded sound (and stabilized picture) are WAY better than on my video camera... Which is now retired and collecting dust...
Video recording in the 920 is just... AMAZING :)

I'm very happy for Verizon customers.....but wake me when Nokia produces a 4.8in or larger Nokia device to comparable to my ATIV S.

JPDVM2014 says:

I'm hoping the "Phablet" rumors pan out. I want something in the 4.7-5.5 range, with a 41 mp pureview, and stylus support.

I have the 822 but there is an upgrade on my account on July 30. Can't wait!!! I will be jealous of my wife's for 3 months.

zeronoise says:

Mail in rebate not main in rebate

xirsteon says:

For people interested in GSM frequencies, this is from Nokia.com website spec page...I was hoping it'll work on Tmob AWS but i think not!

  • 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 network bands: 4, 13
  • 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

Granted my area (downtown upstate NY) has 1900 re-farmed for Tmob, everywhere else will probably be EDGE and that's a no go for me.  I just hope the NL 920 price drops a bit.

theefman says:

If those specs are correct it is pentaband and will work on Tmo's HSPA+ network up to 42Mbps. Plus quad band GSM makes it a true world phone.

xirsteon says:

Wouldn' that include th 1700 and 2100 as well if it was pentaband?

squire777 says:

It kind of does look like it has AWS since it says:
WCDMA network: 900 MHz, 1700 - 2100 MHz, 2100 MHz, 1900 MHz, 850 MHz
But it also says that LTE uses band 4 so I'm not sure

catalystgod says:

I guess ATT HSPA access is supported from a H/W spec standpoint. I will be sure to try my relative's ATT sim card to see if it does work. :D

DJCBS says:

Great. Now that this is announced, perhaps we can stop pestering the rest of the World with posts about this only-American phone. :P

LeiChat says:

Looks great.
If/when it makes it to the UK it'll probably be another EE exclusive. :(

Nickkk101 says:

I wouldnt be so sure of that. The 920 at the time was exclusive because it was both new AND perhaps more importantly, a 4G phone. EE needed that hero device (amongst others such as the iPhone5 etc) to propel their 4G tariffs to market, which of course were EE's big selling and PR point. With that 4G tarriff excusivity ending and other UK carriers bringing competition, realistically the 928 could be available through any of the big names. However, this will seem insignificant when the true replacement for Nokia's flagship is announced next week... ;)
EE, by a mile have not been fantastic with me however, after a few bumps, im still glad everyday i took the plunge on my 920 with them. The experience and dare i say, excitement, of owning a high end Nokia in 2013 is great. Remember to live for now though man. :)

LeiChat says:

I'm still living in the past with 7.8 waiting for that true flagship device. ;)

cdbstl76 says:

Sweet looking phone. Congrats to those on Verizon!

lubbalots says:

Honestly hate being a beta tester or first generation owner. (Lumia 920). Shouldn't be upset since EOS is coming. Still...

avinash123 says:

Seriously ??  920 is a flagship and good for atleast 1-2 years .

lubbalots says:

Not with the existence of Android on the market. Because of Android, no tech exist beyond 4-6 months without being called "old".

glassadam says:

How the hell do you call 920 owners beta testers? That's pure rubbish. Are Samsung GS3 owners supposed to be pissed because they "beta tested" for the GS4? Of course not, 'cause that's ridiculous. New phones come out. Get over it. Not to mention we had pretty much this same phone 6 months ago while our friends on Verizon were waiting patiently with only rumors to hold them over. Stop feeling so entitled, and enjoy the phone you've got!

lubbalots says:

I be pissed or more or less jealous. Gs4 is not first generation, nor GS3. Lumia 920 with w8 is more or less first generation. So yeah owners of L920 are somewhat beta testers.

glassadam says:

Nah, I'd say the 900 was first generation. If anything, those guys were "beta testers" and have a right to be pissed. I guess. But definitely not 920. There's absolutely nothing "beta" about that phone, especially compared to the 928m which is basically the same friggin' phone.
Believe me, everyone who bought a 920 on AT&T knew that eventually Nokia would come out with a variant, and eventually a newer flagship successor to the 920. Your phone doesn't get to keep it's brand new flagship status forever.
Honestly, you people amaze me.

danielgray says:

Well mine crashes every day. I would say I'm beta testing WP8. It cannot handle some apps and I have to soft reset daily.

tds101 says:

At least Nokia is getting the Lumia line out to all the carriers,...a huge #WINNING!!! IMO,...

succubism says:

I have been waiting for this article for SO LONG. It feels really good to FINALLY have a release date of a flagship Nokia WP on Verizon! 

supask8a23 says:

Ohohohokay, let me get this straight, I have had my eyes GLUED to my computer screen since the first rumor about the Nokia "Laser" last year, Nokia FINALLY after all this time officially announces it, and I am the ONLY one whos grateful that this phone is finally coming out, and doesn't give a crap about the colors? Really?

izzykahn says:

This means that maybe Instagram, temple run 2 and he pack joyride may be available around that time. Based off a rumor.

cgold1 says:

It's really annoying they don't publish whether the screen is RGB or pentile. Screen resolution specs are becoming as elastic and meaningless as contrast ratio specs on TV's are.

psiu_glen says:

On their website, it does NOT say RGB stripe like the 920 does...might not be a good sign. I would have to see the screen in person to see if the resolution is high enough to make up for Pentile.

lippidp says:

No word on the OS version?  GDR2?  Hello???

tbonenga says:

WTF.......Verizon gets this kicka@# phone with 32GB.
What does T-Mobile get??? A stripped down version. The Catwalk with only 16GB. What puzzles me is people upset about color options. At least Verizon is getting a true high end phone. Can't say the same for T-Mobile.

xaeryan says:

Where... where do you see size specs confirmed?

tbonenga says:

If you're referring to the 928 Engadget. If you're referring to the Catwalk I believe here but also on wmpower.

VernonEL says:

Obviously there are people using T-Mobile that would be glad to pay alot for a flagship device. ($549 is still a deal, though.) However, I'd say that most T-Mo customers would rather have a quality midrange device than pay outright for a high end one. T-Mobile markets towards that demographic.

tbonenga says:

How can you say they market to low end / mid level devices? Do they not have iPhone 5, note 2, G3, G4, HTC one? These are the top of the totem pole phones. I'm just saying give us Tmo customers at least one high end W8 with 32GB. I know everybody doesn't have money like some people. So I understand they gotta have low end phones. Enough is enough though. 16GB was acceptable back in 2010 for a HD7. Nowadays people need more than that. All I'm asking is for 1 phone compatible with the 920/928

Terence_27 says:

Actually, Nokia Lumia 920, 820 and 720 comes with TWO HAAC Mics only the Lumia 928 comes with Three HAAC Mics

xconomicron says:

I had actually thought that the 720 had one HAAC mic in it. (Tufnell generation) used in the HTC One.

pmich says:

Looks great and I learned a lot of features i hadn't tried before.  BUT! what's up with the speaker on the back of the phone!!  (0:15 of the second video)  Terrible just terrible.  It'll get muffled when laying flat.  I hope they took that into account.

toph36 says:

The back is not flat, so the speaker shouldn't be covered.

YianniGR says:

Even more terrible is the micro USB port on the top of the phone.. Why on earth did they do that? Hope whatever they announce on the 14th and now on has it on the bottom like 920..

pallentx says:

Looks like a great phone. I would have bought one and stayed on Verizon if they had it 6 months ago, but the 920 was only on ATT. When I'm up for another upgrade, we'll see what's up again...

neogodless says:

Holy God. First video, damn near silent. Second video, officially DEAF now.

I like what I see but cannot really notice any difference to my Lumia 920 that could make me want buy this one as upgrade.

spaw82 says:

920 owner here. Very slick design..love the squared side transition to curved glass face. Lighter...energy efficient amoled display. Good job Nokia!

Tjalsma says:

A condensed version of the Nokia Highlights video should be used as a commercial.

rjygraham says:

Is the black 920 glossy or matte? I'm guessing the black 928 will be the same.

glassadam says:

Matte, I believe on the black 920. White is glossy on my 920.

rjygraham says:

Perfect. I much prefer black matte to gloss.

zignon says:

How much will it be without contract?  I may need to ditch the 8x and head to Nokia and don't mind paying out of pocket to get it..

DavidinCT says:

$499.99-$549.99 (rumored, I chatted with a VZW rep and they could not tell me)

glassadam says:

I wish the charging/chime would respond that quickly when I put my 920 on the wireless charging pad! Its not bad by any means but the delay is weird. My Pre never had such a delay.

druger81 says:

Really wish it would have came out in January when I upgraded! Oh well.

smontoya2 says:

Think I'll grab this on Verizon's Device Payment Program in case something new just happens to appear a few months after.

rubenbest says:

Why didnt they announce a photo app with that great camera lol

CronGM says:

So the camera has no improvements over the Lumia 920 one besides the Xenon flash? Good, that way I can live with myself (and my 920). :)