Nokia Lumia 928 spotted in red color

Nokia may soon launch the Windows Phone 8 (WP8)-powered Lumia 928 in a new red color option.

The Finnish company launched the Lumia 928 in May this year and the handset is exclusive to Verizon in the U.S. The company launched the handset in black and white color options only, but recent rumors suggest the smartphone may soon release in red.

Recently, Nokia posted a photo of a few Lumia shells in the "Torture Chamber" on its Facebook page. The image also shows a red shell of the Lumia 928.

"Chemical testing. The results applied to many Lumias. Seen here is the shell of Lumia 928, Lumia 822 and others," touts Nokia's Facebook page.

The Lumia 928 is a top-end flagship WP8 smartphone for Verizon. The carrier currently offers only four WP8 handsets to its customers, which include the Nokia Lumia 928, Samsung ATIV S Odyssey, HTC 8X and the Nokia Lumia 822.

Nokia released its first WP8 top-end smartphone, the Lumia 920, in Nov. 2012. The handset gained a lot of popularity but it was exclusive to AT&T. The launch of Lumia 925 and the Lumia 928 in May this year gave customers on other carriers the opportunity to buy a top-end Nokia WP8 handset. However, unlike the Lumia 920, which is available in a variety of vibrant colors such as yellow, cyan, red, black and white, the Lumia 928 is limited only to a couple of regular colors.

Even though a new color option for the Lumia 928 won't mean any changes to the hardware specifications, Verizon customers will be happy enough to get their hands on the latest color option if the carrier launches it in the near term.

Neither Nokia nor Verizon have confirmed the red version of the Lumia 928. However, with the leaked image of the red shell coming directly from Nokia, customers will wait for the new color variant to hit the shelves soon. All that is left now is for Nokia to officially confirm the red version of the Lumia 928 and for Verizon to start offering it to its customers.

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