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Nokia Lumia 928 to launch in April with aluminium body

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The next Nokia Windows 8 flagship, the Nokia Lumia 928, could be released on American network, Verizon, as soon as April, sporting an aluminium body.

Currently fronted by the Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia’s latest range of handsets feature plastic bodies, whilst the Nokia Lumia 928 should feature an aluminium finish.

Nokia plans to launch the handset purely on the Verizon network at first, with no firm plans as yet to offer the Lumia 928 to other markets.

The Nokia Lumia 928 should boast some new features that could make it a standalone handset from the current Nokia range, including the recently released entry level Nokia Lumia 620 and mid-range Nokia Lumia 820.

Packing an 8-megapixel Nokia PureView camera with a xenon and LED flash combination, the Nokia Lumia 928 should be a fraction of the Nokia Lumia 920’s dimensions. With the new aluminium body, the next flagship is rumoured to be 10.2mm at its thinnest point. A slightly curved back will house the phone’s innards, potentially meaning the handset could resemble the new HTC One design.

Still retaining the squared look of its predecessor, the Nokia Lumia 928 should feel a lot lighter than the 185g of the Lumia 900, but could still fall short of lightweight handsets like the iPhone 5.

Other than that the specifications of the Nokia Lumia 928 will remain the same as its predecessor. This means the next flagship should play host to a 4.5-inch screen offering a 1280 x 768p resolution, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and the Windows Phone 8 operating system.

The Nokia Lumia 928 could also lack a microSD card slot, but sport the Nokia Lumia 920’s wireless charging feature.

Although a UK release date is currently unknown, the Nokia Lumia 928 should launch on Verizon in the US from April. 

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Via: The Verge

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