Sample photo captured with the Verizon Lumia 929 is leaked for your eyes to see

Lumia 929

We recently looked at a leak of the Verizon Lumia 929 from Nokia, which didn't make the event in Abu Dhabi. A leaker on our forum uploaded a video and some photos for everyone to check out the upcoming Windows Phone that's expected to launch sometime before Q1 2014. Now that same leaker has published a sample shot captured by the Lumia 929.

There are still many question marks that surround the Lumia 929, including the specifications, but the Windows Phone is believed to sport a 20MP rear shooter.

Lumia 929 Sample
Nokia Lumia 929 photo sample

The above shot was captured on the Nokia Lumia 929 you saw in the leaked video. The quality of the photo is really good with high levels of detail and decent properties. We'll have to get our hands on one to see how the device fares against the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 925, but early signs are looking good.

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nikoduque says:

Whaaat that is the phone I want!! It has the perfect size. Sadly it is just for Verizon :(

wangsa86 says:

Get one 3rd party, it's gonna be unlocked anyways. I am sure it can work on most HSPA network. I would get one if I could.

nikoduque says:

The problem is that i dont live in the US, but if this comes to my country would be a replacement for my 920! :D

tvolpe86 says:

thought the global variant was the 1320? or 1520?  getting confused with all these new model numbers.

ldp247 says:

Doubt it would work on other networks due to Verizon's network is CDMA

Flagz says:

Verizon uses GSM for LTE I believe. My friends unocked iP5 works perfectly with Verizon to Tmobile and my second 8X I got parts (wireless charging) works for Tmobile aswell (both iP5 and 8X for parts were Verizon, purchased straight from store with branding) and I'm a loyal Tmobile cusotmer.

mister2d says:

Yes, the iPhone 5 works on Verizon and AT&T only because Apple consolidated its pipeline. I haven't seen any other company that consolidates GSM and CDMA.

SocalTouch says:

Incorrect, The reason Verizon iPhone 5 and greater work on GSM carriers is that all Verizon devices with 700Mhz band of LTE need to have the SIM slot unlocked as part of conditions for using that spectrum.
Any and all Verizon devices (including Windows Phone devices like HTC 8X and rumored 929) that have 700Mhz LTE band all have the LTE SIM slot unlocked and can be used on any GSM carrier.

Photo looks cool enough but it cannot beat mine(Lumia 1020).But Lumia 929 is bounded to Verizon.Let us hope there will be a global version for this variant.Do you like to see one of the best images taken by my Lumia 1020 then proceed(see here) http://bit.ly/1gW4QXv

Yangstax says:

It seems finally gives me enough reasons to move over to Verizon.  I moved from Spring to AT&T because of Lumia 900.   

infosage says:

I'm in the same place.  I thought I would stay with AT&T to get the flagship 1520, but AT&T crippled it to the point the Lumia 929 might be the best Lumia available in the states.

If what they say is true about the 1520, then I will buy this to use on att.

saket87 says:

Same here. But will LTE work

chasvs says:

Now you know how I feel about the 1020! It's only on AT&T.... At least now I can get a decent camera on the 929 although it's not the 41MP I want!

nasellok says:

Im in the same boat - I am on a really $hitty android POS galaxy nexus that lags so bad and crashes 2-3 times a day.  All i want is the Lumia 1020 on Verizon, but looks like the 929 will have to suffice.  I have to buy outright in order to keep my unlimited plan, so i guess i could always sell it if the 41mp pureview ever comes to Verizon.

Smg-Uk says:

If this comes to the UK in the near future I might upgrade to this :D

JoRdaNeK says:

The 928 didn't, it looked ok that phone too

WinMaverick says:

Why isn't there any talks about a global release of the same variant alongside the US market? Or does Verizon now have the power to hold global exclusivity :/

Kyle Hanlon says:

Love it I wonder what the megapixels are

rightisray says:

Same 20mp camera as the 1520 is what the rumors say.

garak0410 says:

What are the storage specs? Expandable?

RyanAMG says:

It's said to have 32/64 ver. But no SD slot

Yangstax says:

There is no microSD, but you would have 32GB and 64GB memory choices. With a 5" 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 20MP camera, 32/64GB, 3-column start screen, inbuilt wireless charging, L929 is almost a perfect phone. It should be the most popular WP phone thus far and beats all previous models.

garak0410 says:

Awesome...need the 64GB version to handle my music collection...

dumaal says:

I agree, the perfect WP. Perfect size, perfect features (if all rumors are true). This article must be top news. Cant wait the official announcement.

PPCFreak says:

almost perfect, wont be pefect fit till someone confirms Verizon/Nokia didn't hamstring the hard ware and cut the wire from the SOC to the headphone jack leaving out true FM radio. That part really sucks on the L928

varunx says:

If it has a 20mp shooter, consider me sold. 1520 is just too large to comfortably fit in jeans pocket and 1020 has that hump(and no 1080p).

kwambe5 says:

What do you mean, no 1080p?

dinod says:

Might just be my upgrade from my 822

Groover1971 says:

My thoughts exactly but I just got the 822 in January and still love it. One thing that I really appreciate is the removable SD card for transferring anything to my Surface. That could be my biggest deterrent from getting the 929.

zekerrific says:

Why not use SkyDrive?

xeean says:

Looks fine :-)

lyrisist35 says:

Oh man! Can't wait for this. Looks nice as hell.

Deaconclgi says:

Hell doesn't look nice!!!!

AznRaven says:

you haven't seen hell...

I have heard rumors and combined with the TripAdvisor score...I wouldn't recommend it.

Sarang68 says:

Such a clean minimalist design with flowing lines of fluidity back & front.

clappenings says:

Looks great,shame about the hideous Verizon logo

lyrisist35 says:

Why does everyone hate the Verizon logo?

RyanAMG says:

Because the renders make it stand out more then the real phone.

AV2RY says:

I hate it on my L928

Sarang68 says:

It seems the back button is still present in this yet to come phone

Great handling of flash!

abhishake620 says:

Why still the 92x branding....

Rockartisten says:

They are probably not moving to x3x branding until WP8.1 is released.

Dare2Blink says:

I hope the international version has a proper xenon flash. Led is next to useless, even dual leds. Either way my 1020 will still take considerably better pics. I hope they come up with a version of the 1020 with a 1080p screen (hopefully 4.7 to 5 inches). That would be the perfect phone

Why would they put the speaker on the back? :(

RyanAMG says:

I think Verizon has a hand in designing the phone as the 928 is the Verizon version of the 920 same phone just a different look

Robborboy says:

Where else would you put the additional speaker? The bottom?

bonjoo says:

Waiting for the European version, my Next Phone Will be that.

blushrts717 says:

My next windows phone, bye AT&T!

xankazo says:

I really want this baby. But I'm not sure if it's gonna work in the Dominican Republic. There's no Verizon here. :(

diego15nets says:

It's gsm unlocked you can use it with any gsm carrier that uses sim card. The obly thing that may not work is the 4g data for your carrier, but 3g should work fine.

iAdrian23 says:

Why do they keep releasing phones...? Cannot they just wait until 8.1?

WinMaverick says:

Why? it's not that GDR3 has set some hardware limitations and every 8.0 device will get the 8.1 upgrade. A 5" 1520 variant is a necessity now, globally.

DJCBS says:

8.1 will not be an OS change. So, they don't need to wait for it. It will come to all models anyway. And on phones featuring the snapdragon 800 - the most powerful mobile chip yet - there's absolutely no reason to even fear performance issues.
Can you imagine if all OEM's only released phones when the providers of the OS released main updates? We would still be in 2010.

So AT&T is getting the 1520. Verizon is getting the 929. T-Mobile getting the ......? smh. Typical Nokia, lets make huge announcement about phones & tablets, but ignore the release dates &/or preorders, oh, and lets release it 1 month later, then 6 months later to other phone carriers. Why couldn't i just love Android, instead of Windows gorgeous Live Tile. Curse you Flipping Tiles, Curse you to Hell.

Rockartisten says:

If all the US carriers would order 500 000 phones each of the same version, do you think Nokia would say no? The problem is that your carriers don't give a shit, and they are taking advantage of the situation. They don't need Nokia, so they can bully them any way they like.

That may be true but doesn't explain T-Mobile getting the 925 six months after AT&T launched the 920.
Microsoft is to blame too, they have the money and clout to have simultaneous WP8 launches in the US with massive marketing & promotion.
At this point I would buy the freaking 1320 if T-Mobile launched it 2morrow.

donebrasko says:

Those flipping tiles are a killer aren't they? I can't get rid of them either.

Sure is, lol. I'm already mentally planning my tile layout on the 6in 1520/1320 though, weather that be 1 month or six months from now.

donebrasko says:

Lol I match my tile colors with whatever im wearing

Robborboy says:

Let's hope the increased size provides enough space for a battery so the life isn't mediocre like the 928.

Inb4 Nokia fanboys claiming the 928 has great battery life.

wulf Alpha says:

All I know is it's got better battery life then that piece from Samsung I used to have. And what's wrong with being a Nokia fanboy? They make great phones

tracygee says:

I am worried about the battery, too.   I don't know that it's going to be enough for a non-AMOLED screen of that size.

uopjo6 says:

I hope the person responsible for the Verizon logo is fired.

sgrams04 says:

It's a sickening trend that Verizon had been unrelentless about. It's tacky and should be stopped. Why does the nation's largest carrier need to slather it's logo on both the front AND back of their phones?

pouria_wpcir says:

Greater than Nokia Lumia 928 different buttons and handsfree socket.


joe_easton says:

Is the 3 column set up optional? I'm not sure I would want it and would like the option to go back to 2

joe_easton says:

And I wish they put the xenon flash on more phones

icstars989 says:

Same here. My 928 has spoiled me with its xenon.

sgrams04 says:

Ugh, another beautiful phone marred by Verizon's tacky logo marks. I'll be switching to Verizon to join my wife soon. I fell out of love with Sprint's service but one thing they started to do right is remove carrier logos from their flagship phones.

I'd like to see Verizon realize that they should have enough pride and confidence in their brand to not have to slap it across the front and back of all their phones. It's a sign of insecurity, imho.

wulf Alpha says:

I wouldn't mind a logo on the back. It's going to get covered up anyway.

Interesting there's no camera hump on the back of this one

wulf Alpha says:

I'm hoping that's because of the phone's size and not because they went through with their threat to make it a 1320 clone. I need that 20mp camera!

Adi2 says:

Perfect phone!!!

JCtheGreat says:

I'll just hope for an international variant of this beauty.

jlynnm350z says:

Them Verizon phones are just plain fugly! But at least they got Windows Phones. . . Hooraaa

ejlee072006 says:

OMG WINDOWSPHONE is slowly but surely getting up there,the buzz is on.. Still rocking my lumia 900,i skipped 920,925,and im also skipping 1520, waiting for WINDOWSPHONE 8.1
But im glad to see 2 of the biggest usa phone carriers are on board with WINDOWSPHONE..i really think Verizon will dump the Moto droid brand because DROID is dead

icstars989 says:

Why? 8.1 is most likely months away, and Qualcomm hasnt announced anything better than the 800 SOC that all the WP phones are coming out with now. If anything you mine as well wait until WP9, that's when the next big hardware jump will come.

Why won't Nokia release a 5 inch for everyone, not just Verizon? Gaaah!!

tanyet says:

UI'm guessing we might see one coming on ATT.  It looks like their Nokia stock may be getting a little cheaper.  Let's all hope.

DJCBS says:

I really love everything about this phone, from the rumoured specs to the design...but those brandings...ok, I get the Verizon branding. I don't like it but ok.
But was that stupid "4G LTE" logo really necessary? Why not stick the NFC logo there too, since we're at it? And snapdragon's logo. And Microsoft's. And Windows Phone's (like Samsung does). And 3G and 2G logos too. And the HERE logo. And a logo for the wireless charging. Turn the back of the phone into a huge commercial display while you're at it.  

wulf Alpha says:

No! Don't you're giving them ideas!

That would be one way to sell more covers for the phone. Having a cover for it will be a must just to hide most of the logos.

this might just sound crazy but i simply love the way that 1520 looks and even if it's big i simply adore it's design. i don't care how big it is. and i heared reviewers saying that it actualy fits in a normal sized pocket. i normaly use a suit at work so it won't be a problem carying this device, though i know that if you wear a pair of jeans which i do in my spair time, it might be a bit difficult. but wtf it's to beautiful:))))

wulf Alpha says:

I hope the rumors that this puppy is global like the 928 are true. Traveling with a global phone is so freaking easy. Just pop in the new sim while the plane is landing and you are good to go.

reprod3 says:

Why no xenon flash? I would be hard for me to upgrade to this from my 928 with the exclusion of xenon flash.

absolutshame says:

Give me 1520 at 5 inches. I just hate how Verizon butchers all the Nokias with this boxy, boring design.

jcar302 says:

Ya, well ATT butchers the hardware.
I'd rather have a phone that looks a little less pretty than one missing wireless charging. 

raiinman says:

Verizon butchers it all the time. Just get the 5" version of the 1520 instead of ruining it. Let Nokia design it and you sell them. Stay out of their design studio Verizon.

Why can't they just sell the phone in stores and online without these damn exclusive to a carrier bullshit with 2 year contracts?! It really hurts customers and Nokia cause I'm not getting trapped in another 2 years and I'm sure others saying the samething too!

More 929 news?! When are they going to announce this bad boy already?

cesar ruiz1 says:

Its fat and boxy and plain boring, vs Lumia 928 slim, plain boring and boxy vs Lumia 920 fat but beautifully curved and just plain sexy.

poddie says:

I agree... 920 and 1020 are the best shapes. And I'm sure it will be black and white only.

WP95 says:

Why so much love for this phone?
Ugly design. Looks like a Droid.
Add color Verizon!

absolutshame says:

Same here. One 6-inch that resembles the 925, another that resembles the 625 and now this, which resembles the 928.

Just give me a 5.2 inch designed after the 800/900/920.

raiinman says:

Ugly like the 928. Nokia makes beautiful phone and these head honchos who have no design knowledge interfere with it. 1520 is beautiful just manufacture it in 5" and 6".

WP95 says:

My biggest problem with the look is that this phone as well as the 928. They cut corners.
I love the sharp corner look the 920, 1020, 1520 has.
Bring that design and some color to a phone on Verizon.....sold.

I dont want a boring black and white Droid looking phone.

zorb58 says:

I hate the silver ring around the outside of my HTC Trophy.  This has that same ring :(

Markp74 says:

I want this in Australia on Telstra!

Fndlumia says:

Good to see Nokia dealing with Verizon as at&t really don't give a crap.

el-ojo says:

I know...I'm so happy Verizon does as shown by their awesome lineup of Windows Phones :p

lubbalots says:

Cam someone explain why current phones can't get 3rd row tile?

raiinman says:

RAM and processing power but should work on 1020 the least

lubbalots says:

How do we explain the L1320?

Selfie13 says:

As Joe B. stated earlier, it depends on the size of the display as well as the OEM to enable that feature. But really, 3 rows of live tiles on 4.5 in. device, would seem a bit cluttered, don't u think?

lubbalots says:

If it works, I'm all for it. I prefer less scrolling down as possible. If its up to the OEMs, I hope Nokia incorporates it into the L920.

Selfie13 says:

It may very well work, but unless its a feature that can be turned on or off by the user, might make quite a few people upset, me being one, that my 4.5in screen would be cluttered with smaller tiles that probably lose the "live" functionality as each tile gets smaller. If it were to be made optional in settings (big if) I would be all for it.

lubbalots says:

I thought the same thing but what if there were 4 adjustable sizes like on w8.1? It could work.

raiinman says:

Why can't Nokia just launch a black & white version on all carriers and just do exclusive with other colors. Would sell more phones for sure. These exclusives are becoming a joke. How long does att have the exclusive for the 1020 and the 1520?

This is the phone I am waiting for! I plan on buying one the second it's available! Wish they would come on with it. Pokiness is what drove me away from Apple...

Grow up and get a life. Fucking 1st world problems and their bull shit

Selfie13 says:

Haha, its so true when reading comments of every article about a new device, that and the fact we live in a country or countries where most people feel they are entitled to almost everything these days. Its sad, but most humans have lost ability to think for themselves and accept responsibilities for said decision making.

n3rfh3rd3r says:

There is a sense of entitlement in many parts of the world, but this is just wanting a phone available with "basic colors" on all carriers. I don't think this person felt entitled to anything, just wanted to get this in black or white on their carrier of choice.

Microsoft has done well with AT&T, hence the Nokia exclusives. This isn't unlike the Palm Pre's run of success on Sprint.

n3rfh3rd3r says:

Lose the swearing and you could be a Windows Phone Central Ambassador!

Jack Larson1 says:

TOO MANY LOGOS!!! You killed it Verizon ;(

CronGM says:

That's exactly the phone I'm looking for. I don't like phablets because of the size, but having the same kind of specs announced for the Lumia 1520 on a 5-incher is enough to change my lovely 920.

n3rfh3rd3r says:

This is a "good" photo?  In comparison to what?  It would be one thing if the leak featured a shot taken with this new model and a current Lumia that is out on Verizon already - to show the camera is either worse, on par with or better than the current generation of Windows Phone devices.  

akak84 says:

off topic but what is the plant in the picture. havent seen one of those since i was a young child. 

Acejax805 says:

Nice device. Sheesh, 929 variant or 1520...so many choices! I am gonna have to try them both out