Speaking with investors following the company's latest earnings call, Elop touted the merits of a forthcoming device, while also promising a wealth of new products for the coming year.
The Lumia 928 is widely expected to be an exclusive on the Verizon Wireless network in the United States and an alternative to the Lumia 920, which is an exclusive on the rival AT&T carrier Stateside.
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After announcing the company's best quarter of Lumia sales yet, Elop said: "Later this quarter a new Lumia device is anticipated to have hero status with a leading US carrier."
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Whether the Lumia 928, which speculation suggests will have a 4.5-inch OLED screen and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, will launch internationally or not, remains to be seen.
Elop also remarked that the newest Windows Phone handset would "mark the beginning of a season of new product introductions."
Those newcomers could be a the Lumia Catwalk device which, judging by more leaked snaps, will be a high-end, perhaps aluminium-bodied flagship handset.
Via The Verge