Nokia has officially announced the Lumia 928 smartphone, which be released Thursday exclusively on Verizon Wireless for $100 after a mail-in rebate.
Here is a full rundown of the phone's major features:
The Nokia Lumia 928 features a brighter and whiter flash than LED. However, since the flash consists of a tube filled with xenon gas, it takes longer to recharge in between shots.
Xenon's major benefit is its anti-blur capability, as the instantaneous flash reduces motion blur. Nokia claims the new flash in the Lumia 928 will work with their optical image stabilization, or OIS, to provide clearer pictures than any other smartphone. The Lumia 928 still uses LED, however, for recording video.
Advanced Loudspeaker, Mics
The Lumia 928 includes three microphones and an “advanced” loudspeaker capable of up to 140db, which is a volume loud enough to cause permanent hearing damage.
Users will have the option to wirelessly charge the Lumia 928 with a range of accessories.
Midrange Components Mirror Earlier Nokia Lumia 920 Model
Other than the Xenon Flash, the Lumia 928’s features echo those of the 920 for Sprint. One hardware feature found on both phones is a “super-sensitive” capacitive touchscreen, where fingernails or a gloved hand work as well as the naked finger.
The Nokia Lumia 928 screen is OLED with a resolution of 1280 x 768. Nokia says videos can be recorded in full HD, and the Lumia 928 screen has added features to work well even in direct sunlight.
Nokia has updated its website with three videos said to be taken with the Lumia 928. The people at Nokia seem to be hoping that everyone will forget about all that nonsense about false advertising way back in 2012.
The embedded video shows Nokia’s Lumia 928 attached to a remote control helicopter, which appears to showcase relatively clear video in motion, provided it was actually taken with the Lumia 928. Another shows the phone taking video at night on a roller coaster.
The Lumia 928, which the company calls the “world’s most innovative” smartphone, will see its release date on Thursday.
See below for full specs on the Nokia Lumia 928 from Nokia's press release, and let us know in the comments section if you think the Nokia Lumia 928 is capable of living up to Nokia’s bold claims.
Display: 4.5-inch WXGA HD OLED
Resolution: 1280 x 768, Aspect Ratio 15:9, Pixel Density 334 ppi; ClearBlack display, Sunlight Readability Enhancement (SRE), High Brightness Mode (HBM); Luminance 300 nits (nominal max), 500 nits (High Brightness Mode); Color depth 24 bit, 16M colors, refresh rate 60Hz
Super-sensitive capacitive touch: enables interacting with the display with gloves and long fingernails; display active area: 58.37 mm x 97.28 mm; 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2
Battery: Integrated 2000mAh battery, Li-po, BV 4-NW
Processor: 1.5GHz dual core, Qualcomm MSM8960+WTR
Main camera: PureView 8.7MP Auto Focus with Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.0, 26mm True 16:9 optics, 1.4 sensor; Optical Image stabilization; Xenon Flash for Still Images, 1.4 sensor; Optical Image stabilization; Xenon Flash for Still Images; LED for Video; HD 1080p Video Capture @ 30 fps
Front-facing camera: 720p HD video and 1.2MP still images
Memory: 1 GB RAM; 32GB internal memory (formatted capacity is less); 7GB free in SkyDrive with additional storage via subscription
Correction: An earlier version of this article referred to the Lumia 928 as having an aluminum body. It has been edited to remove that reference.