The aluminum-body Lumia 928 would rise up as Verizon's marquee Windows Phone 8 device, larger and with more absolute features than the HTC Windows Phone 8 competitor, and with a fancier finish than the.
In addition to the all-metal finish versus the polycarbonate material that Nokia's been favoring for the Lumia line, the Lumia 928 could also come with a xenon and LED camera flash and have a lighter, slimmer build.
Nokia declined to comment.
Out of all the carriers, I'd expect to see an-metal Lumia from Verizon, which sometimes holds out on a phone line until it can offer a unique variation, as with theand HTC One X series.
The shift from polycarbonate, a type of plastic, to a more premium material would be a significant move for Nokia, which has so far positioned its Lumia line as youthful and fun, but with high-end features and a midrange price.