Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon official, launching on May 16 for $99.99 [UPDATED]Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
After more leaks and teasers than anyone could keep track of, the Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon is now officially official. Verizon just announced that the new Lumia will be launching on May 16 for $99.99 with a two-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate. Nokia and Verizon also note that, for a limited time, they'll be throwing in a $25 Windows Phone Store gift card for apps and games with every Lumia 928 purchase. Here's a quick rundown of exactly what features the Lumia 928 will sport once it lands on Verizon's shelves:
- 4.5-inch 1280x768 OLED display
- 1.5GHz dual-core processor
- 8.7-megapixel PureView camera with Xenon and LED flashes
- 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera
- 32GB built-in storage
- 1GB RAM
- 2,000mAh battery
- Built-in wireless charging capabilities
- Color options: Black or white
The Lumia 928 is Verizon's second Nokia Windows Phone device, following the Lumia 822 that launched late last year. The Lumia 928 is the quite a bit higher-end than the Lumia 822, though, meaning that Verizon customers that've been lusting after the AT&T-exclusive Lumia 920 since November 2012 can finally get a comparable model on their own carrier.
One disappointing aspect of the Lumia 928 is the fact that it'll only be offered in black or white, especially since the Lumia 822 launched with more color options. However, I'm sure that many Windows Phone fans on Verizon are just glad to be getting a high-end Lumia model to call their own. Nokia's hands-on demo that shows the Lumia 928 in action is available below.
UPDATE: Nokia has revealed that the full retail price of the Lumia 928 is $499.99.