First Nokia Lumia 928 Camera Sample Uncovered


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.

Malt & Vine interior (Google Street View)

Source: evleaks (Twitter)

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!