Nokia may finally give Verizon a high-end Lumia smartphone

Dan Graziano
BGR News

Nokia Laser Verizon Windows Phone
Nokia Laser Verizon Windows Phone

Strangely, Nokia (NOK) has yet to offer a top-line Windows Phone device on Verizon Wireless (VZ) even though it’s the largest carrier in the United States. The company’s high-end Lumia 920 smartphone is only available on AT&T (T), while Verizon have been stuck with the mid-range Lumia 822. This may be about to change, however. According to The Verge, Nokia is preparing a flagship device for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The handset, codenamed Laser, is said to feature similar specs to the Lumia 920 and will be heavily backed by Microsoft (MSFT).

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The Lumia 920 is equipped with a 4.5-inch “PureMotion HD+” display, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and an 8-megapixel rear camera with PureView technology and a Carl Zeiss lens. The smartphone also includes 1GB of RAM, NFC, 32 GB of internal storage, 4G LTE, wireless charging capabilities and a 2,000 mAh battery.

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The Laser will reportedly debut later this year alongside Nokia’s new Catwalk device.

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