The Finnish manufacturer has unveiled the device as part of a dedicated Lumia event taking place in London.
It has a 4.5-inch AMOLED display – Nokia’s brightest to date, and should be readable in bright sunlight and numerous viewing angles.
The device also has an 8.7-megapixel rear-facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics – the same as that found in the recently unveiled Lumia 928. It also supports wireless charging, using an additional clip-on back cover The device is wrapped in a new aluminium body, confirming the leaked photographs.
The smartphone offers some competitive hardware, but it’s exclusive to Verizon in the United States and there’s been no word on a wider international release. The sudden announcement also raised further questions about the London event and exactly what Nokia was planning to show.