Nokia Lumia Icon is the phone that Verizon just can’t keep secret

The Nokia Lumia Icon has been milking its stint in the gossip circles for quite some time, though we’ve mostly known the phone by the moniker Lumia 929. Verizon’s been rather clumsy at hiding the device from eager watchers, with the handset having slipped out through the carrier’s website yet again.

An added detail which was revealed by this latest leak points to the inclusion of an ISIS NFC SIM in the Nokia Lumia Icon. ISIS is a mobile wallet tool which lets users pay for products or services through their phones at participating sellers. A price of $777 has been placed beside the handset on the Verizon page which has now been pulled.

Nokia Lumia Icon Verizon

But it doesn’t appear to be the final cost since the on- and off-contract variants are showing the same amount. The basic features you need to know about cover a 5-inch display, 2.2GHz chipset, 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM, Windows Phone 8 and 20MP PureView camera. As Windows Phone Central puts it, the Lumia Icon is basically just a smaller Lumia 1520.

Lumia Icon

Nokia Lumia Icon specs list at a glance:

– 5-inch 1080 x 1920p touchscreen
– Windows Phone 8 OS
– 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor
– 2GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage
– No support for extra storage
– 20MP PureView camera on rear

Though there seems to be a bit of confusion about whether the smartphone will go by the name Lumia Icon or Lumia 929, an Incipio case for it (spotted at the CES 2014) indicated the former. What’s more, the Verizon product page should be enough confirmation of the same, we think.