By Stephen Schenck | March 13, 2013 3:22 PM
From what we’ve been hearing, the Nokia Lumia 928, the cousin of the 920 that looks like it will be finding a home at Verizon, should have a pretty great camera. While sharing the same eight-megapixel PureView with the 920 would be cause for celebration enough, it’s also been rumored that the 928 could have a real xenon flash, instead of just LEDs. We’ve yet to get a look at the 928 itself, but today we get to see what could be the first output from the phone’s camera, upon a sample image being discovered on Picasa.
While uncovered by none other than evleaks, this image originated from a public Picasa gallery. Unfortunately, it’s no longer available there, presumably after the owner realized the attention it was getting and promptly removed it, but it wasn’t removed before evleaks managed to share it on Twitter.
That also means that the juicy metadata is gone, so we’re going on evleaks’s assertion that this was, indeed, clearly marked as coming from the 928. We’d love to see a full-res 928 image, as well as one that lets us see that xenon flash perform, but we’ll take what we can get for the moment.
Update: Looks like MyNokiaBlog was a little faster on the draw and manged to grab that EXIF info before the pic was removed. The site also notes that the original poster appears to be a Nokia employee, adding a hint of legitimacy to this finding.
Based on that location info, this appears to have been taken at Malt & Vine in Redmond, WA, just a stone’s throw from part of Microsoft’s campus.
Source: evleaks (Twitter)