Lumia 929

Nokia Lumia 929 render leaks, matches earlier photo for Verizon’s next phablet

A new render (left) for Verizon's Lumia 929, a large screened Windows Phone, has leaked matching an earlier photo (right)

Evleaks has posted a render today of Verizon’s next big device, the Lumia 929. Following on their Lumia 928 device, not too much is known about the 929 except that it will be 1080P with a 20MP PureView camera.

Verizon Lumia 929 passing thru FCC

The render shows the phone in black although a white version will also be forthcoming. In fact, the white one matches an earlier photo, also seen above. That photo was leaked out of China showing a white Verizon device. A similar device also recently passed through the FCC, hinting that this release is close.

However, that FCC documentation hinted that this phone is smaller than AT&T's Lumia 1520, perhaps more around 5 inches for the display instead of 6. But too little information is known at the moment. 

It’s not clear if the Lumia 929 will be announced alongside the Lumia 1520, destined for AT&T, nor exactly what the differences are, if any, between the two.

Source: Evleaks; Thanks, Douglas A., and others, for the tips


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Nokia Lumia 929 render leaks, matches earlier photo for Verizon’s next phablet



It's not a phablet unless it's over 5.5 inches,, according to RodneyE.J... And at this point my opinion is all that matters..............

This is hopefully just a really big screened smartphone, not a phablet.
Either way, I'm excited as hell! Time to upgrade from my 928 :D

None of those are guaranteed, really. Are you sure that's a dual-LED flash? It appears to be, but the shot's a tad blurry. However, it's still packing a 20-MP camera, which is an upgrade from the 8.7-MP option in the 92x line as of today. We als osee no guarantee that wireless charging will be removed, but an optional cover for a thinner body is on the table, of course.

We're sure... It's the exact same element on our 920's.. Zoom in on it.. It's perfectly clear to see..

NIST... You're right... My penis is usually referred to as 60in Surface like... Yours❓iPod nano...

Right on the money man. And if its 5" then im sold. :)
6" would be nice but since they are going to release a 5 incher then im in.. haha

Me toooo..
So this lady just, just now, walked up to me asking me for directions, and what did she have in her hand❔❔ A brand new Nokia Lumia 925.. She had a low glare screen protector, and some bad ass teal case on it.. It really did stand out.. As a matter of fact with the case I couldn't tell what it was until I asked and she turned the screen around.. She had glance screen active, so I knew immediately what it was... But, the point is that even with that case on it looked like no other phone, and it had me wondering about it.. That's a good thing... She was from Soa Paulo, at least that's where her plane was headed... DFW Airport Baby❗❗... All I see are Lumias, and the occasionally 8x...

Hey, you missed an opportunity to educate, Indoor Maps :), I guess most airports have it mapped. All the malls/internationa airports in my place have it. Location, Location, Location.... ;)

Im at the airport as we speak..I'll check that right now.....
But, the opportunity that I really missed was getting some Latin ➰.. She was hot❗

We don't know. We just know it has a 1080P display. So presumably it's at least larger than 4.8", more likely at least 5.

I hope so, I think 6" is too big, but 5" sounds good to me. Either way, it's about time to finally update my 710, and hopefully there's something more than a 6" phablet coming around the corner.

Sorry but didn't the fcc show the measurements of it as being the same size as 625... 4.8 maybe 4.9 would be MAX...

The problem I had with Nokia before was keeping the numbers to their respective device. With all these different numbers its really hard to remember which is which (making it hard to tell people which phone you have). It would be nice if the numbers corresponded to something. 9xx being their mainstream flagship, the phone everyone can afford and still get the premium experience, the 10xx for devices that specialize in the beat photography. 5xx for the low end. Kinda like how BMW numbers their cars. This is confusing when you have a 9xx looking like the 15xx and will no doubt confuse customers. IPhone has the advantage of just being iPhone that's the advantage the mac series has kept compared to other laptops.

Though Lumia 928 and whatever this will be will never be heard anywhere in the globe together with Lumia 920 or Lumia 1020.
Just like Lumia 928 being totally dead press wise as its not the global version. 

Yall have toilets❔.. Movin on up to a deluxe apartment in the sky, movin on up you've finally got a piece of the pie❕❕❕❕❕

I don't think Verizon will ever get 'the best' WP from Nokia unless they stop forcing them to make special models for them.

lol, that's your evidence stacked up against evleak's track record? It's a render. Lots of people called our 1020 render BS too because the app tiles were the same as the 920--how'd that work out?

Pretty sad considering WP/Nokia revolutionized color in smartphones.. Why is it that every good thing about WP is always taken by other platforms❓ I'll tell you why.. Its because Microkia doesn't know how to "brag"... I'll say it for the 1520th time,,, WP's biggest problem is marketing, and product placement.. Those two are equally the root cause of our 4-4.5% market share...

You mean like Apple has with the 5c. Microsoft may be able to not give in to US carrier exclusives.

let us hope the Microsoft purchase goes through. I think with that extra cash, we should expect limitless color options for every device.

i really wanted a lumia 1020 variant on verizon, but i'm also dying for more room for more tiles on my start screen, but 6" was gonna be too big.  so if verizon is getting a variant of the 1520, except more around a 5" screen, then that just might be perfect for me.  this will definitely be my next device if this is the case, very excited now!

Actually really like the 920 screen size but I have a feeling that I would also like the 5" as long as it is not too big to fit in my pocket. Granted, I don't wear tight

Sure can. The trick is not to fight it and just relax as much as you can. Take a little at at time...5"...5.5"...6". You'll be able to take the whole 10.6" before you know it!

I think with Microsoft taking charge of the manufacturing the devices, we should be seeing simultaneous release of new devices across carrier. Usually company does exclusive release to a carrier for advertising purpose. With Microsoft deep pocket, I am don't think Microsoft will need to rely on carriers to advertise the new phone. Same thing with Apple.

Plus, Joe B. said, well implied, that this is one of the benefits of the purchase... Let's hope dude is right....

Does Verizon let you upgrade a little before your 2 years is up? Att did but wanted to know if Verizon did, as this is my first time with them.

Ok, well it'll be a while for me then. I got my last 2 phones for Costco and the sales rep there didn't put in my update. So once I got my 900, I was able to get the 920 right away because of it.

Verizon will let you upgrade your phone anytime if you add a jetpack to your plan. That's what I did to get the 928 coming from my 8X

Are you kidding me? More variants? This Microsoft and Nokia deal needs to hurry up so exclusives can end already.

Were getting all these phone leaks and rumors now when can we get announcements for these awesome phone. Also one for T-Mobile.

Off subject, but Daniel,, what's going on with the WPC app for W8❓
Oh, and the 1520 must be mine❗ Damnit❗❗❗❗❗

Its a completely different phone that the 1520, but I think the 929 model number seems a little stupid - no matter what type it is.

If the photo on the right is the L929, and it does, indeed, bring a 20MP camera, 6 lenses etc, then I think we can now see that the humps on the L925 and L1520 are unnecessary. Unless this device is thicker in which case, since I don't seem to see the 3 dots, I'm assuming it brings wireless charging included.

So my question is: do these Verizon phones work on European networks?

Some Verizon phone are world phones. If I recall the 928 is. Haven't traveled out of the US with my 928 yet so can't say for sure.

Hmm interesting. Thanks for the answer! I'll be definitely keeping an eye on this one, then.

Yes. You know this phones are still NOKIA, right? That the deal isn't done yet, right? So there's your answer.
Thanks for the 822 info, though.

This will be cool if they give the 5" device the same specs that are rumored in the 1520.  2GB Ram, Quad-core processor, 1080p, etc...
Hoping this gets the same treatment as the 1520...!  But by the time I'm eligible for my upgrade next year, it won't matter anyway :)

It's supposed to be 6.3"  And I hope AT&T gets it in November like they are predicting.  Will make a nice Christmas present for myself.  LOL

The 928 is a bit of a cross between the 920 and 925.

Has the same camera as 920 (925 has an additional lens), but adds xenon flash, has 32 GB of storage and wireless charging, but is a bit slimmer/lighter than the 920 and has the AMOLED screen in common with the 925/1020.

And it is also a global phone, but with the additional CDMA radio for Verizon voice and fallback 3G/1X.

Hope that helps.

Don't forget the aluminum frame of the 925, looks wise that's the biggest difference. From the patent drawings, this 929 (or whatever) looks a lot like my 822 but with less rounded corners - making me wonder if it could possibly be aluminum framed like the 925.

When you compare the 920 to the 928 the 928 is noticeably cheaper feeling.  Blocky design, plastic buttons, tinnier speaker quality.  Then you have the lack of colors and the hideous logo on the forehead.  Verizon users got the short end of the stick.

My 822 is a brick, doesn't feel cheap and has already held up to some abuse. I don't know about the 928, but the 822 certainly doesn't have 'plastic buttons'.
I actually prefer black phones, I could have gotten this one in black, white or red.
Last I looked, every carrier puts their logo on phones, in the US anyway.

This more tile start screen would be good if there were apps to fill it. I love wp8, but where are the apps?
If MS wants to stay in the game, they need to show at least something that is better on their platform. For me it is the OS itself, but everything else is either the same or worse than on non WP devices. If there is much more stagnation then the platform will die.

If youre not creative enough to find a way to fill a screen with useful apps or deep linked tiles, then you simply have no imagination

Err... Ok I'll bite, what useful apps you fill your start screen with? Personally I am still waiting for a cab hailing app, apps for magazines that I read like the new yorker, VPN, mint, CitiBank.... , the list goes on and on....

Well, I have about 50 apps on my start screen. Including 6 folders that probably hold another 50 apps in them. In not about to list them for you, too much work.
I will tell you, however, that there is a thing called "Store" - it's full of apps, you should check it out.
There are multiple taxi apps and multiple magazine apps, Mint and VPN have both been announced as coming... what else do you got?

This argument is moot. You act as if everything is peachy for WP when it is clearly not. I maintain my point, the store lacks many things that matter to me and people like me. What universe do you live in? Maybe in your world WP does not have to "aspire" to a pathetic 10% market share? MS needs to not just make WP as good as others, it needs to be BETTER to get people to switch. A larger start screen will just highlight the struggle WP has in getting apps on board.

BTW, which taxi app works well in NYC? Uber is not available right?

I was planning on getting a 1020 as soon as they were available from Rogers but I'm really getting attached to these renders showing the extra column of tiles. But I don't have the luxury of waiting much longer because I water damaged my 920 and had to go back to my HD7 while waiting for the 1020 to come to Rogers.

Boy, if this is in the 5" range it may just be what I've been waiting for to make me finally put my Titan out to pasture.

To many tiles looks cluttered, they need to design it more like surface with background confusing looking on home screen.....

Honestly, they might want to consider keeping the tiles, but making it a horizontal scroll to navigate them instead of vertical like it is currently. And then have it where you scroll up to see your applist, and scroll down for whatever additional feature.

Look at the Toshiba Encore tablet on YouTube to see an example of what I'm talking about.

Just configure it the way you want to.. Use less small tiles, don't use the space to the far left, or right... Do you guys really have WP devices❔... That comment sounds like one on PhoneArena....

I have Lumia 925, HTC 8x, surface RT, windows 8 desktop PC....the tiles that cover all 6inch of the screen looks cluttered I believe the market will agree....the surface looks Lumia 4 small tiles or one big tile or two mid size tiles looks like nice design in the phone but......adding an extra row looks to much...keeping a row empty will look off center....bad start screen design on that....looking for you app will be like looking at a puzzle....

So it looks too cluttered and your suggestion is to allow background images? Seems that would make it that much more cluttered.

Like they would be able to see the background anyways.. Don't these guys understand anything about WP yet❓ WP is past corny background images because it puts images, and much more, in the FOREGROUND❗❗❗...

Image meaning color back of your choice...not photograph.....this looks like a puzzle.....look at it again....on phone with two rows looks cleaner and better

I agree that more background colors will be nice. I'm partial to black myself though, all I want is a black theme color for tiles.

Image meaning plain color not a photograph.....and yes it looks like a big puzzle....this won't sit well with new comers or people who enjoy simple design

Sounds to me that a phone this large just isn't for you, not for me either. However some do like it, I believe the market shows that.

We will theory is as follows....a company trying to please everyone with size and design is not a good strategy...for example apple make small changes to iPhone and people are waiting in line for the making big changes to please everyone and people get confuse and do not want to be part of need to just perfect one to two phones tops...once that happens people will line up....they are two busy making different device not good strategy

I disagree.
Look at the 520, its specifically designed to appeal as an inexpensive phone and it's selling great. Particularly in emerging markets.
The 1020 was designed as an outrageous camera phone, it too is a specialized phone and it's selling good.
Apple could shit in a box and people would line up for it. Unfortunately, your iPhone example isn't the best because even they have decided to make different designs. While it didn't change much, there are people disappointed that they didn't increase the size... because some people like big phones, appears to me it's mainly the youth.
Another thing is while iPhone has a strong fan base in the US, they don't internationally - much of that is due to a lack of selection and price. iPhone market shares have been slowly dropping for the past year, even in the US.
It's silly to suggest they make a one size fits all phone. People who get easily confused by selection will just buy an iPhone anyway.
Plus, this will only be the 3rd Nokia WP for Verizon. Not exactly a mind spinning amount.

Ok josh....u know I said two phones tops and one was for 520...and 1020...which both need to be prefect for current time...for example memory...many windows software experience etc.... Now regarding apple that was funny how u mentioned that apple could shit in a box hahaha I agree..... I would never doubt how apple goes to market everyone can learn from them....for example microsoft buying iPhones or ipads from consumers is a very bad press for windows for example not far as big will make eventually a big screen and believe it women like iphone's size!!! But the bigger more important point that I was making is that apple for years have been focusing on one device and building small changes to that device once to twice per year....and it works not running around like a chicken without a head working on 7 devices or whatever they have now.....focus on reducing the hockey puck design of the 1020...make 64 gig available,...get voice command navigation to enter address....there are many issues.....get 520 a flash....more apps are confusing....iTunes are simple....

Try this it saved my life. (P.S., no, it's not a link to a religious site, hihihihihi) No, honestly, I've been looking for a way to sort and group my tiles and this app is perfect, a random dude pointed me to it. It allows you to create an app which has a text or an icon on it (fully customizable) and it matches the background colour. Here's how it looks. Until Microsoft comes up with a native solution, this app (and similar ones, I've seen there are a few in the Store) will help reduce clutter on larger screens. :)

A revelation just came upon me... Notifications in WP8 don't always work like they are supposed to.....

This looks to me like a device with a smaller display than the leaked 1520. If the naming is right, the device will probably have a 4.7-5" display (everyone is making bigger screened phones), but it definitely doesn't look like a 6" display with the capacitive buttons that close together.

All I know is I am currently glad to be a Nokia shareholder, and the future for device and services looks amazing! They are systematically attacking and re-attacking all major price points and markets.

These variants make it look like they rehash designs like Samsung. I have respect for Nokia I hope this stops soon.