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All sides of the Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 shown off in latest render

Good news for customers of Verizon Wireless here in the United States, we have another look at the upcoming Nokia Lumia 928. We first got a nice render from @evleaks about two weeks ago. It showed off the front and back of the upcoming device, but now we’ve got a look at the sides as well.

Since @evleaks supplied the images, we’re pretty sure they’re legit.

Fire up the memory pistons and you’ll recall that the Lumia 928 is a Verizon/CDMA variant of the current champ – the Lumia 920. A few differences, the most obvious being the outer appearance, but you’ll also get a Xenon flash and thinner frame. The rest of the specs we expect to be similar.

Anybody on Verizon getting this bad boy?

Source: Twitter

  • I like it...
  • I wish they would continue to use the same form factor as the 920/800, i.e slightly curved back and glass. This one looks a little taller although lighter, might not be too ergonomical to hold. Will have to wait and see once it is released.
  • The specs are great but the phone is hideous. It looks like a 810 with better specs and the 810 was a truly hideous phone its like a brick!
  • I wouldn't judge it until I'm able to see and hold it in my hand IRL. Except for the Verizon-logo it looks ok to me for now..
  • Idk how HTC got away with no branding on 8x but I actually prefer HTC logo found on mobile 8x. Looks better with HTC logo imo.
  • It looks *really* bad though.  Might just take the crown from the iPhone 5 for ugliest high-end phone out there.
  • Its thinner and lighter than the 920 and 820 variants so it's decidedly less brick like
  • Yes. You want be able to defend yourself against a mugger with the 928. With a 920 you would knock him out. With the the 928 you'll probably break your phone and just piss him off if you throw it at him.
  • All the variants are always uglier than the originals.
  • Ever seen a 2013 Shelby GT 500 Super Snake? Much better looking than the original GT 500.
  • Actually the Super Snakes are not better looking than the regular GT500s.  Not a good comparision.  At the end of the day it all comes down to personal choice.  Hence why I have a 920 and drive a Boss 302!.
  • Same color as the '70 Mach 1 I had back in the day. Just driving an 04 Mach now. Fun car, but miss the '70. Wonder what the new redesign will look like. IRS?
    Would be nice to see the phone in a different color. OH.. Terence_27 posted this link below showing the phone in Red. I tried to repost the link here, but the site marked it as spam.  I can see how the back and sides match up. In Red, that looks pretty hot. Shiny Grabber Blue would look good too :-)
  • Very similar to Nokia lumia 505, but high end.
  • Every time I see a red L920, I think it needs a Ferrari logo on the back :) Of course the price would triple.
  • As you say, it all comes down to personal choice. And why isn't that a good comparison btw?
    Gotta love a Boss 302!!!
  • Yes, the 810 was not even a recognizable Nokia device without the Nokia logo on its casing. They just threw something together no thought whatsoever in terms of design.
  • The 810 looks great with the optional cyan wireless charger battery cover. i wish they made that the default and/or offer more color choices. The phone probably would have sold better. I just bought a light grey battery cover off ebay as well.
  • I like it.
  • Will definitely get this, if not for the hardware, just the software support alone is light years beyond HTC.
  • Truth I have an HC and I truely love how it looks but it is lacking in sine spec areas but the lack of loyalty from HTC is appalling. I am positive I will never buy another HTC phone......ever.
  • Yes. I'll have one on day one, and my wife gets the day one 822!
  • Looks like the 810 o.o (which is not too bad imo).
  • Access point was updated
  • Yes! If it comes out !!
  • Looking forward to playing with it 
  • I want it now...  Take my money already.
  • Didn't want to spend 400 for two. (wife and myself) I just got two free 822s. That expandable memory was too good to pass up. Maybe next time around, I'll see what's available. It can only get better. I'd love to see a 920 vs 928 video.
  • My problem with the 822 is it looks sooo fugly >.< my opinion of course. Don't understand why it looks so...bad when the 810 looks pretty great!
  • Verizon must have had a say on the looks :P
  • I need something like this on T-Mobile. I have a Nokia 810 but i want a high end wp8 phone
  • Then wait for Catwalk. 
  • +1
  • Or get a Rogers 920.
  • or wait until may or June when you can just buy an unlocked 920 from at&t cuz the exclusive rights thibgy will have ended! Best bet if Catwalk is ugly I'm going with the unlocked 920
  • Guys, I "reposted" a picture that I saw in the Photoplay last week. The guy who posted sayd the picture was a Lumia 928, in a red color. If you search for me in the Photoplay you will can see this too....
  • why don't you just post a link to it?
  • Sorry, I didn't find a way to get a link from Photoplay... :(
  • aww men give us a link. i dont even know photoplay
  • Can't find you on there. Can you share the link? Right now searches for "Lumia 928" don't bring up anything that stands out. There is a red render, but that doesn't exactly match the render above. Thanks for sharing though.
  • Look for guilhermemanso
  • By the way, I already follow you on Photoplay. :)
  • It didn't show up on your profile feed. Try taking a screenshot and sharing it with me on Twitter or email (sam at wpcentral)
  • Its just a fan made render of Lumia 928, reported about that last April 9.
    More info here
  • That's a cheap way to get followers.
  • Lol...
  • Verizon and their black phone obsession. I can not. Personally, I feel like the WP branding is thrown out the window... Or are there optional color accents?
  • Other colors will include White, Cyan, and (Verizon ?) Red.
  • Y would there be a cyan lol that's At&t color I see Verizon doing black,grey,and red all in matte
  • except there's already been an article with a screen grab of verizon's internal inventory system listing a cyan 928. cyan has never been glossy, so i'm assuming it will be matte. white may be glossy as is their white 822, black matte, red glossy?  i'd rather them all be matte but they could all look nice in the former as well. guess we'll find out when we get to see them in person! i'm getting one of them when the phone launches, leaning towards red to end my string of black phones i've gotten for my last few upgrades. red could be fun!
  • Cyan is a Windows color. look to the left and right of these comments... Cyan, based on Windows colors.
  • You understand not all their phones are black right?
  • There will be more colors. No sweat. 
  • This phone is the ugliest of all
  • I disagree, looks better than the 808
  • Disagree, did you see the Catwalk prototype?
  • I disagree. Are you blind?
  • I disagree with you disagreeing with OP disagreeing. 
  • Does it have Instagram?
  • ....... -_-
  • Really? You're one of those instaTroll aren't you?
  • It do but you have to wait three months to unlock the pun!
  • The 928 will retire my Trophy.
  • Replace your Trophy!? You are a loyal soul.
  • Mine too. Just gotta figure out where to get the money for it.
  • I may have to sell myself on the corner but I will get a 928 (sarcasm).
  • yeah I am retiring my tmo hd7 and moving to verizon for this. But I think I will just use the money I made from work to buy it (and not street work).. XD 
  • Mine too, and it can't happen soon enough. My Trophy is getting strange and laggy. I just hope it comes out on the 2nd so I can get it on the 6th when my renewal comes up.
  • Kinda wish I would of waited but I wanted new hardware with WP 8! Imo, Nokia dropped the ball by not releasing it earlier.
  • 6 month exclusivity with AT&T is now up. I just waited. Now I am considering waiting for the Catwalk... it is a never ending cycle.
  • me too! trophy has been going strong with 7.8 but i want me some nokia lovin' lol
  • Verizon sucks. Wheres the EOS already.
  • We don't expect that till July and it will 'probably' be for AT&T. 
  • This is why I wish att worked at my house and office :/
    I'll just get the 928
  • Yes! I have Att and um ready to upgrade my 920
  • Verizon does not "suck", they have the largest 4GLTE footprint, they invest more money back into their network than anyone, and they have the lowest churn over rate amongst the three largest US carriers.
  • And they charge the most and carry assdroid and iPhone only. 8x and 822 dont count.
  • What does AT&T and Sprint carry? Android...check, iPhone...check.....what was your argument? You pay more because they have more, and they're not always more, depending on the situation (More lines 4,5,6 etc.) they're even cheaper.
  • Lumia 920 check
  • Verizon is getting the Lumia 928, which is comparable to the 920. I'm not trying to disprove you, because it's obvious you know not what you speak of. I'm simply defending my job.
  • you're dumb.  go away.
  • Man I wish I could meet you in person, but all roads intersect at some point ;)
  • the way these messages stack i think can be a little confusing visually but just in case you thought my comment wsa directed at you, it was directed at the moron you were responding to originally lol. if you didn't think that, then yea we both share the same lack of patience for ignorant idiots haha
  • Okay, I was super confused lol, I originally thought you were referring to me being "dumb". My apologies, I understand now. And yes, that guy is impossible to argue with.
  • My only complaint with Verizon is that it is constantly behind with regard to what are typically considered top of the line phones.  It took them years to get the Iphone, the HTC One is not being released, the 928 is 6 months after AT&T, and I'm pretty sure that it hasn't announced when the S4 is coming out.  Other than that, the service is pricey but worth it.
  • yes very true.  i debated leaving verizon for att to get a 920 because verizon either has the worst selection of higher end phones of all the carriers and/or is so delayed/behind and takes forever to announce them that i was losing patience.  i decided to not pay an ETF and jump ship to att and wait out my verizon contract (ended a few weeks ago), so it just so happens that the timing works out perfectly with the 928 now, but i do agree that verizon's release schedule (or lack thereof) is very irritating.
  • They were late to the iPhone game only because they didn't want to agree to the same sort of deal that caused AT&T to lose money by carrying the iPhone. When Apple became less greedy, Verizon agreed to sell it. The HTC Droid DNA is essentially the HTC One minus the Ultrapixel camera, the aluminum design, Boomsound, and Sense 5 (Which HTC already came out and said that the Droid DNA will definity get Sense 5 with Blinkfeed etc)(Also, the Droid DNA has been out for a few months now, so it was first for that). AT&T made the deal to keep the Lumia 920 an exclusive for this time period, and Nokia agreed. Nokia has even mentioned that carrier exclusives are the best way to get carrier support and advertisement. Similar how the Lumia 900 was hero status for awhile with AT&T, so it got front and center in every AT&T store.
  • Lol Verizon doesn't suck? I guess your a loyal customer too and have a forum badge to prove it? Oh wait that's ATT... Derp!:p
  • Cory...when is this phone going to be announced ?
  • All speculation points to April 25th, with a actual purchase date set sometime in early to mid May. Verizon typically releases new phone to the public on Thursdays (Kinda how AT&T typically does the same but on Sundays). I don't have an official roadmap, but I have a strong feeling the 25th would be a great assumption.
  • "Cheaper" not cheap, is the verbiage I used, I agree, Verizon doesn't have the best Windows Phone lineup, but it's better than Sprint right now and if you wait Verizon will soon have Lumia 928, HTC 8X, Lumia 822, and the ever lasting Trophy lol. (That last one was more of a joke)
  • Let's not forget the Samsung Odyssey (Ugly) Instead of the ATIV S. I would take the 822 over the Odyssey any day. I think VZW didn't want the ATIV S to interfere with their BS android obsession by giving the consumer space an appropriate Windows Phone Phablet-ish option like the SIII (which the ATIV S essentially is) or the Note II/DNA etc.
  • I'm almost positive that the Ativ Odyssey was more a lack of effort on Samsung's part, but either way, things are going to get better. Verizon just wants to make sure Windows was established a bit, the more users we get the more phones we'll probably see.
  • At&t can eat a bowl full of Richards. Add to that the 928 seems to have no sd card support means I'm getting the Z10. It's been fun, but the lolly gaggling has gone on long enough.
  • *I begin to independentvolume rides off into the sunset*
  • The Z10? Lolololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololol. You might as well get the storm.
  • Jumping the gun a little aren't we?
  • You should wait for the might have a slightly better camera than that of the Z10. Oh wait, I forgot the Z10 has a horrible camera. Any camera from the year 2008 can beat it.
    Anyway, this post was /rant /s.
    I just think it's kinda funny you automatically assume the 928 doesn't have an sd card. You know that OEMs on other OS's are not including sd cards in their phones? HTC One anyone? Why don't you be like the other Americans and upgrade to cloud storage? Im taking a graduate course right now over the technology. I hear it's"the wave of the future in tech." Anyway you have to have a data plan to use any smartphone on any carrier, right?.
  • You're only civilized if you use cloud storage? WTF?
  • Yeah, that caught my attention as well. He couldn't be more wrong.
  • I edited it...but how can I be wrong when you know it's true?  OEMs are moving away from expandable storage by sd slots in high end devices because cloud storage is becoming more available.  HTC does it...Nokia does it....Google/LG and the latest Nexus doesn't have an expandable slot. I am sorry to say this but you guys need to get in touch with the mobile world more.  Go and read a phone neutral site... Pocketnow ....Phonedog....etc and you will understand that mobile technology is evolving.  Cloud storage and virtualization is the next big thing in technology.  Even the upcoming PS4 will have cloud storage as it's secondary storage device for games.  Remember removable batteries?  - Only a few OEMs give that option now.  Technology is moving should move on with it.   
  • Disadvantages of the cloud versus a memory card:
    1. You have to pay monthly or annually if you want more than a few GBs.
    2. Uses more battery.
    3. Requires a constant connection.
    4. Slower
    5. Uses up your data plan.
    Until all of that is fixed I don't see any reason why I would use it exclusively over a memory card.
  • Read this, schoolboy...

  • the wave of the future man... virtualization and cloud storage will be implemented in every device by 2020.
  • i played with the z10 and i used to love my blackberry. i walked away from it and said to myself "that's it?"  really was just disappointed with it.  the UI isn't intuitive to say the least although it's sort of a cool take on the mobile UX. just felt meh. wasn't good enough for me to care about BB again. the rumored 32gb internal (or even if it turns out to be 16gb) plus cloud storage is more than enough for me.
  • Getting it for me and giving my 8X to my wife
  • Just wondering what's up with men given wives there left overs? "here u go wife this is another sub-par toy I use to play with that is now yours" How about buying her a phone for mothers day why don't ya lol im really joking but I see this alot
  • wifes are not technology addicts. they use a few things from the phone and that's it. so it is a waste getting a new phone for them..:) ok now I got to go in hiding from the lady warrriors.
  • Can I quote you on that statement later to all the women who are into technology and happen to be wives Hiding is an excellent idea cause I really want to shoot an arrow through your heart
  • Why should he hide? For speaking the truth? if women dont like slightly used phone of a family member then they can buy can their own phone.
  • I'm pretty sure he said he was going to hide it was a JOKE and your right his statement is true of some women but all of you don't see past the real reason there taken ur phones im sure a closeted nerd or geek had a phone in mind for themselves maybe that phone ur given them but alot of women aren't going to bitch about getting a phone that isn't even a year old and to hopmedic you made the most sense and kudos for not lumping her with other wives... I'm joking but im not sure im far off Etios ur a dick for pointing out she can buy her own phone my mothers day statement was a joke also but if someone pushed out your kid the thought of buying her a phone shouldn't turn you into a character from madmen where they only buy wives kitchen appliances have a great day husbands
  • take your feminist crap elsewhere. you won't change the world posting in the WP Central comments section.  anyone with half a brain knows there are both men and women in the world who are into tech/gadgets. does it really matter/bother you that much what others post/think in here? just skim it over and move on.
  • Lol I see the d-bags have come to play and if I was that serious about the topic I'd be trolling the fourms so go eat a sword slowly
  • good one!  lol..idiot.
  • @LaNiQuE:Yes, everything was a joke but you still got butthurt over it. Everyone knows what you meant by writing those hostile comments.
    No offense and please take it as a joke but i  think you are a typical feminazi bitch, you are showing all the typical feminazi traits like misandry, superiority complex, playing victim, blaming everyone else for own failing. But times are changing you know, men are no longer going to lie down and take it in the backside, when you shout off you loud mouth, do expect fight back and reality checks.
  • Rmicheal comment was taken in consideration just like everyone else's who commented on the topic without calling me a feminist so I wonder what made you and tvolpe so upset when other husbands had no issue with what I said they gave their 2cents with decent points of view and went on about their day I am not a victim or pretending to be one you don't know me and i don't know you but if I offended you sorry but I didn't take any of this as serious as you did like i told the other guy I don't get on here to troll I love my tech news and I am so far from some man hating bitch you think I am your first mistake is thinking you have an idea of who I am I don't think men should bow down to women we are all equals in my book
  • If I give my wife a used phone she'll put an arrow in my a-hole, we both have 920's, she's not a tech freak but if she likes she wants.
  • What?! Women aren't technology junkies?! Grahhh, where's my pitchfork! ;-). No, a lot of women like technology just fine, they just don't usually care about specs. If it makes you feel better, it's the reverse for me. My husband tends to inherit my stuff provided I don't sell it to get the next best thing.
  • Thanks Ladydias It's different for every married couple I see i was just curious about the guys who give their wives their phones but i guess i came off too harsh lol really i believe my only fault is responding to rude replies that didn't get I wasn't being feminist im pretty far from that
  • My wife is geeky, but not nearly as geeky as me - she's more of a closet geek. She accepts that I need the latest (assuming we can afford it at the time), and likes that that means she gets it the next time around. She likes my 928, and it will replace her day 14 Trophy when 928 comes out, and she knows she will get 928 when EOS makes its way to Verizon. It's what they call true love. :-)
  • She also says she likes this arrangement because by the time she gets it, "all the bugs are worked out." 
    Oh, and I don't lump my wife in with "all wives."  She is all by herself!  :)
  • You have the 928??
  • My wife is not the techy in the house and she is Ok with that. I program the TV, I program the Harmony remote, I create the RaspberryPI media center for XBMC, I research technology and build computers, I do the cooking. My wife could care less what phone she gets as long as it takes good pictures and is easy to use and has an option to put our baby as the wallpaper and have a purple theme. Why take my post as a sexist comment? I show her how to use the phone and she Likes my 8X, waaaay better than her HTC Rezound and loves WP7/8 UI way better than android. She isn't techy like me and android is not for her, but she didn't want my old Trohpy because the Rezound is better than the Teophy Spec-wise and has LTE. In fact she is asking me when I am getting my next phone so she can have mine. No sexism meant by my comment and besides it is personal preference, I bet she wouldn't lime the 928 because it is big and Boxy. The HTC 8X has a superior design, I just want the VZW 920, as long as the screen is bigger than my 8X. I would actually take the HTC one with WP8 if it was coming. But no foreseeable plans as of yet. 928 it is.
  • 928? It says 1020 !!!
  • I'd say this phone is like a hot guy wearing a tuxedo and not because im shallow it's because it's really that damn sexy to me
  • it looks very sophesticated. I like it.. the only ones missing are the top and bottom views... lets see if there is anything else that is added or not.
  • I don't know. I don't think black does these polycarbonate Lumias justice. The vibrant colors really bring out the curves and subtle little design elements.
  • Turns out the L920 is the overall winner of these variations as the design is the most beautiful. Nothing can beat the original. Yes I know, the weight and overall depth is somewhat of a drawback but built tough as heck. I surely hope the EOS does not look anything like this. It is my next phone or the phablet.
  • Sexy! Maybe a removable back?
  • I thought that too. Maybe a Micro SD card too.
  • 920 is still a better design
  • I am a new WP8 user, switched from iPhone. Much happier with the Lumina 920. I still respect the iPhone, infact I still recommend it to people based on their needs. But since my switch I have been touting the phone around my co workers and have gotten many Verizon people, both iOS and Android, psyched for the 928. Needless to say I have forwarded all articles on the 928 to them. Lets hope they make the merge too.
  • Thats the spirit! keep on spreading the windows phone love, the platform really needs good word of mouth marketing as biased blogs dont give the real picture.
  • Eff, so those Facebook concepts were almost right. That means, this device will be beautiful.
  • Enhanced copy of 810
  • Its so cool to have PureView engraved there.. Mine one says Nokia | Carl Zeiss :/
  • Can we use the phone upside down?
  • No but you can use it inside out.
  • when taking calls..? ..why put mouthpiece below the home key..or maybe I'm that a fingerprint scanner?
  • Only on opposite day.
  • Can't waiit this will probably be a phone I use the Verizon 12 month device payment plan on
  • Good idea +1
  • For all people referring to the 810. You are all being tricked. The side shots are taken from an angle. You are seeing depth, not bulkyness or thickness.
  • Disagree. What you perceive as depth is the rounding of the back.
  • What's this flash about, I'm guessing that it doesn't ruin your pic by putting a big bright light right in the middle of the pic, or as much of one. I rarely use the flash any on 920, don't need it. As for 928 not to keen on shape. I really like 920's rounded edges. It's really going to be hard to beat the design of 920 for me. Love that phone. Only thing they could do is maybe thin it down a little and not sure I even want that. Just leave greatness alone.
  • I'll be trading in my 8X once this comes out!
  • Prefer my Lumia 920 which would have better reception for cell n WiFi as no aluminum to impede signals, xenon flash is better though.
  • Wrong phone - this one is the same material as the 920.
  • Hey that's not all sides of the 928!! How about top and bottom sides? O.O
  • I actually like how it looks. Any news on when/if it'll land in Europe?
  • Looks sexy to me. If only AT&T...but my 920 is a sexy beast too. ;)
  • Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo this is so fucking thick and ugly again
  • Go home troll. You're drunk
  • fuck of punk
  • I want to hump it.
  • My compass is also pointing north
  • Maybe they'll make a Lumia 69.
  • I'll give you my account to deposit. Jk
  • I am a current Lumia 920 owner with AT&T but my second cell is a Thunderbolt with Verizon, I can't wait for the Lumia 928 to arrive, dumping the Tbolt right away.
  • That won't be fun. You'll basically have two similar phones.
  • It's hard to tell from these images.  Are they bringing the glass right to the edge on this?  Will the screen be more prone to damage from corner impacts?
  • Not top or bottom view? Maybe there is still hope of a MicroSD slot.....
  • To me, in this render (and maybe my vision is blurry as I just woke up ), it looks like a Lumia 900 if it were reversed. Or something.
  • Definitely getting one to replace my Trophy. Wife has the 822 and it's much nicer than the renders were for it so I have no qualms about the 928. I'm sure I'll be happy with one!
  • This will be a day one purchase for me to replace my iPhone 5. Can't wait to get my hands on it. 
  • That's a big leap! Many will say you're crazy. But welcome to WP. Its different. Just don't regret.
  • I switched from an iPhone 5 to a Trophy, and don't regret it, because I wanted the windows phone OS and don't have another upgrade for a LONG time (was able to get this on eBay for $58). It is an adjustment, but it hasn't bee