Nokia revealed the Lumia 928 and the Lumia 925 back-to-back in May this year. It's not even been a week before the official launch of Lumia 928 that the price has dropped to $49.99 on U.S. online retailers.
The Lumia 928, which is exclusive to Verizon, carries a price tag of $99.99 on a two-year contract from the carrier. However, online retailers like RadioShack and Wirefly are selling the Windows Phone 8 (WP8) powered handset for only $49.99 on a two-year contract. However, both the retailers ship the handset in seven to ten business days.
The Lumia 928 is currently one of the most popular WP8 handsets around but the smartphone is just a minor update to the Lumia 928 exclusive to AT&T.
The popularity of the Lumia 920 coupled with the increasing demand for WP8 handsets had created a big hype for the Lumia 928. It's definitely good news for Verizon customers as they will get another WP8 handset to pick from the carrier.
Currently, Verizon has only five handsets running on the WP8 operating system. Including the Lumia 928, the carrier now offers the HTC 8X, HTC Trophy, Samsung ATIV S and Nokia Lumia 822 to customers. However, the addition of Lumia 928 brings along a top-end WP8 handset to the carrier's WP8 phone portfolio.
The Lumia 928 sports a 4.5-inch screen with 1280 x 768 resolution. The OLED screen display of the handset makes a big difference in direct sunlight and battery power as it will be more vivid and supposedly delivers a better battery life.
The Lumia 928 features an 8.7-megapixel rear-facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash, which is more powerful and has a better balanced solution than the LED flash found on the Lumia 920.
Verizon customers will be happy to find another WP8 in the carrier's portfolio and it will be interesting to see if the handset is able to attract more customers to the carrier.