It is about time that Verizon refreshed its Nokia Lumia lineup. If the latest reports are true, it could happen very soon. According to a tweet from @evleaks, the Nokia Lumia Icon also known as Lumia 929 may land on Verizon on February 5th. In case the device fails to meet the deadline next month, we also have a backup date which is March 5. Naturally, we keep our fingers crossed for a February launch, though won’t be a big drama if the phone doesn’t show up until March. After all, we have been waiting for the phone since 2013, so is one month in relation to few months delay?
Nokia Lumia Icon 929 for Verizon
The Nokia Lumia 929 briefly appeared on Verizon’s site earlier this month with January 16th suggested as a release date. Obviously, the appearance wasn’t legit, since it’s now a week later and no Lumia Icon 929 can be found at Verizon.
The phone seemed to be priced at $777 both on and off-contract, which frankly speaking looks odd, thus we are tempted to conclude that the pricing was fake. The Lumia Icon is already on sale in China where it costs $628. This is more or less the price we expect Verizon would ask for the phone without contract. With a 2-year agreement, the handset shouldn’t cost more that $199.99.
The Nokia Lumia Icon 929 is a 5-inch phone with 1080p screen and a pixel density of 441 ppi. It is the second Lumia phone with Full HD resolution after last year’s Lumia 1520. The device is powered by a quad-core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor backed by a 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory. The handset packs LTE connectivity and a 2,420 mAh battery. The phone is also equipped with a 20-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash.