Nokia hasn’t officially announced its Lumia 928 smartphone yet, but that hasn’t stopped the company from advertising the Verizon-bound flagship device.
Engadget reports that the not-so-mysterious Windows Phone has popped up on a billboard (location unclear) and in a Vanity Fair magazine advertisement. Both ads focus on the Lumia 928′s photography features. Nokia’s “PureView” camera technology boosts low-light performance, while optical image stabilization and Carl Zeiss optics help provide a clear picture.
It sounds a lot like the Lumia 920 that AT&T sells, except this version could be a Verizon Wireless exclusive in the United States. The two phones certainly look similar, but a side-by-side comparison (pictured below) suggests that Nokia has trimmed some of the bezel. Rumors have suggested that the Lumia 928 will have the same 4.5-inch screen size as the 920, but a more compact design would be a welcome change.
Nokia has since posted its own teaser online, but with the Verizon logos and camera details conveniently scrubbed away. Nokia’s having a press event on May 14 in London, where the company may reveal details on an international version. As for Verizon, the carrier is holding its own press event on May 22, and an official announcement of the Lumia 928 seems like a given.