Nokia video teases next Lumia with eye on camera

A new promo from Nokia is playing up the camera of the next phone in the Lumia lineup.

Up close on the camera lens of Nokia's next Lumia.
Up close on the camera lens of Nokia's next Lumia. YouTube/Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Nokia is shining a light on the camera and flash of a new Lumia smartphone.

A video posted on YouTube today takes us on a tour of the phone from the camera to the lens to the flash, promising "more than your eyes can see" and telling us that "the new Nokia Lumia is coming."

So, just which model Lumia is coming?

Nokia will hold an event in London tomorrow in which it will likely pull back the curtains on its latest Lumia phone. The company has been playing up its Lumia 928 in a series of video ads pitting the smartphone against such rivals as Samsung's Galaxy S3 and Apple's iPhone.

Last Friday, Verizon revealed via Twitter that it would carry the Lumia 928 starting May 16 . Priced at $99 with the usual two-year contract, the 928 is designed as a smaller, sleeker version of the Lumia 920. It also will come with a PureView camera, but one with 8.7 megapixels and not the previously rumored 41 megapixels.

However, word of a Lumia 925 has been floating about. At least one report claims the 925 will simply be a variant of the 928. Either model phone may be the one touted in the teaser ad and the one that may get the spotlight at tomorrow's event.

Corrected 12:30 p.m. PT to note that the 928 will use an 8.7-megapixel camera.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.



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