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Nokia Corp. has announced the Lumia 928 smartphone, the latest installment in Nokia's Windows Phone 8 lineup. The new flagship from Nokia will have the same microprocessor, software and technologies as the predecessor, the Lumia 920.  Still, it has a number of enhancements meant to make it good enough to compete against Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4.

Even though the new smartphone carries a new name, it does not have a lot of advantages over its predecessor, the Lumia 920. The novelty sports the same dual-core Qualcomm 8960 system-on-chip, Windows Phone 8 operating system, camera, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage compared to its predecessor. Scroll below for full specs. However, it has OLED display, new microphones and some other minor enhancements. Despite of obvious similarities to Lumia 920, Nokia advertises the model 928 as an all-new smartphone, something unexpected from a company that used to a leader on the smartphone market just a little over two years ago.

Nokia Lumia 928 features PureView imaging technology with optical image stabilization. The smartphone comes with good-old 8.7MP camera featuring wide angle Carl Zeiss lens and powerful Xenon flash.

In addition Nokia Lumia 928 offers rich distortion-free audio capture, even in noisy conditions. Built with three high-audio-amplitude-capture (HAAC) 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.  These features shine when using Vyclone, a new app for Windows Phone that lets people co-create, sync and edit multiple views of a shared moment.

"Whether you're attending a party, a concert or a sporting event with friends, the Nokia Lumia 928 excels at capturing high-quality video, audio and blur-free photos of life's most share-worthy moments," said Matt Rothschild, vice president of Nokia North America.

The Nokia Lumia 928 is available for purchase in white or black at Verizon Wireless stores and online beginning Thursday, May 16 for $99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, with a new two-year customer agreement.  For a limited time, get a $25 credit for Windows Phone apps and games with the purchase of a Nokia Lumia 928.

Tags: Nokia, Lumia, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8, PureView, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Microsoft, Carl Zeiss

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Decent enough. Thinner, lighter, more vibrant screen. The SOC is made at a smaller process so the expected battery life out of the same 2000mAhs is going to be better as well. I've had a 920 since launch and have no complaints. Still smokes any iPhone.
11 1 [Posted by: KeyBoardG  | Date: 05/12/13 06:58:21 PM]
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0 5 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 05/13/13 06:56:53 AM]
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I've used the 3G, 3Gs, 4, and 5 over the years.
3 1 [Posted by: KeyBoardG  | Date: 05/13/13 07:58:57 AM]
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Misleading title, Nokia Announces Lumia 928: Selling Old Lamps As New Ones..

I don't know why you said this, in the end 928 is just a name, to my knowledge every brand will use a different moniker between carriers and even when the smartphone is exactly the same, this time are least Nokia make some nice changes.

Nokia isn't telling you that you should change your Lumia 920 for this 928, this phone is for people on verizon.

Very biased title if you ask me. I hope when the time comes you would write the same about other brands.
3 0 [Posted by: Nehemoth  | Date: 05/13/13 09:52:20 AM]
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Nokia should call it 920 just the same, is that what you mean?
0 0 [Posted by: jssi  | Date: 05/13/13 09:57:54 PM]
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Nokia Lumia 928 is yet to launch in the market but it started with many rumors. It is known for its 8MP rear camera with Autofocus, Xenon LED Flash, and digital zoom.Some of its prime features include:
4.5-inch OLED Capacitive touchscreen Display
1.5GHz dual core processor, 1GB RAM
Windows Phone 8 OS
8MP Rear camera
http://www.91mobiles.com/...-lumia-928-price-in-india
0 0 [Posted by: julia  | Date: 05/14/13 03:31:06 AM]
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Does anyone really care?
With the smart phone market in decline everywhere except Asia who cares what the manufactures do? The O/S is proving not to be a market winner. With android being the predominant O/S with the fruity one 2nd. Fighting over crumbs is a waste of money for the rest.
0 0 [Posted by: tedstoy  | Date: 05/14/13 04:41:58 PM]
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This is a good phone but i'll go with Nokia LUmia 929http://techwayz.com/nokia-lumia-929-2gb-ram-4g-20mp/ as it has much better specifications than Lumia 928.
0 0 [Posted by: Cynthia Jaison  | Date: 12/22/13 07:31:20 AM]
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