It’s really hard to not get psyched over everything that’s going on in the Android décor of late. Basically every important “player” has already unveiled its (early) 2013 flagship smartphone, including Samsung (the Galaxy S4), HTC (One), Sony (Xperia Z) and LG (Optimus G Pro).
Outside of the Android world though, things are awfully quiet, with only BlackBerry choosing to get its 2013 big guns out. Meanwhile, Apple and Nokia are in stand-by, carefully preparing their own charges.
But Nokia won’t be sitting on the sidelines much longer, with the company’s next flagship, the Lumia 928, quickly closing in on its release. The Verizon-bound big guy has been making the rumor rounds for several months now, but its identity is yet to be confirmed through official sources.
Unofficially, some of the Lumia 928’s components have been leaked on the web earlier today, being up for sale for all you collectors out there. The LCD screen and digitizer assembly is $219.52 via ETradeSupply.com, a website that we tend to trust when it comes to such things.
Still, we can’t be 100% sure these parts are legit, even if they look very close to the previously leaked Lumia 928 pics.
Once again, we see Nokia swimming a little against the tide by refusing to go for the “bigger is better” strategy employed by everyone in the Android business. The Lumia 928 will be almost certainly a 4.5-incher, which is not exactly petite, but it’s a lot smaller than the 5-inch GS4 or Sony Xperia Z. Not to mention the 5.5-inch LG Optimus G Pro.
Intriguingly, it appears Nokia has ditched the IPS (In-Plane Switching technology) used on last year’s Lumia 920. The 928’s screen is allegedly of the LCD Super AMOLED variation, being a lot thinner and lighter than 920’s display.
Unfortunately, Nokia has bumped up the size of the horizontal bezels surrounding the screen, which means the 928 will only be a hair smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S4 after all. You can clearly notice the 928 is a lot less bulky than the 920, which fits earlier stories according to which Nokia’s new flagship will be as light as the 4.3-inch Lumia 720 (130 grams, give or take a few).
It remains to be seen if all these changes will be extended to the battery size as well, but chances are we’ll be seeing a little boost in that department too. As far as other specs go, there are only bits and pieces flying around, which put together would result in the following list of features:
- 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU
- 1 GB of RAM
- 8 or 13 MP PureView camera with Xenon flash
- 32 GB of storage
- Windows Phone 8
- Numerous color choices (black, gray, red, yellow and white to start with)
- 4G LTE