Nokia Just Announced Its New Flagship Windows Phone, The Lumia 928

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Nokia Lumia 928

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Nokia just announced its newest flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia 928.

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As has been widely reported before, the Lumia 928 will be a Verizon exclusive. It'll cost $100 with a two-year contract and launch May 16.

There's a lot of focus on the phone's "PureView" camera, that supposedly takes incredible photos. It has a special sensor that stabilizes the image to help reduce the chance of taking a blurry photo.

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(The PureView camera on the Nokia Lumia 920, which launched last year, is one of the best smartphone camera's we've used.)

Other features include a 4.5-inch screen, wireless charging, and the latest version of the Microsoft's mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.

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The timing of the announcement is a bit odd though. Nokia is holding a big press conference in London on May 14, where many expected it to unveil the device. But we've heard that the event will be used to unveil another Lumia-branded device. Some have speculated that this could be another Lumia phone with a metal body. It could also be Nokia's rumored Windows tablet.

The phone will also launch in the middle of Google I/O, Google's big developers conference where it announces new products and features for its Android mobile operating system. A lot of the tech buzz next week will be focused on Google, likely leaving the Lumia 928 with almost no time to shine in the news cycle.

Nokia is sending us a Lumia 928 next week, and we'll have a full review for you following Google I/O.

Here's a YouTube video from Nokia that shows off some of the best features in the Lumia 928:

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