Nokia Unveils The Lumia 925 With Full Metal Body and PureView Camera Lens
Nokia today at a Press Conference introduced the new Nokia Lumia 925 which is the successor to Nokia’s current award-winning flagship device, the Nokia Lumia 920. The Nokia Lumia 925 introduces a metal design and showcases the latest PureView camera innovation, along with new features and a wide range of third party applications coming exclusively to the Nokia Lumia Series. One of the standout features of the new device is the aforementioned PureView lens that includes the most advanced lens technology and next generation imaging software to capture clearer, sharper pictures and video, including the best low light images (a Nokia specialty for which even the Lumia 920 is greatly admired).
Another talking point about Nokia’s new flagship smartphone is its metal body which is the first of its kind adapted by the Finnish tech giants making the Lumia 925 the first device sporting a full aluminum feel and look to it and also making it more robust for everyday use. When the phone is flipped around, we can see a polycarbonate back casing that comes in white, grey or black. A wireless charging cover can be clipped onto the back of the phone to take advantage of Nokia’s extensive wireless charging accessories and ecosystem. Covers, sold separately, come in white, black, yellow, and red.Nokia have also stated that from now onward, most of its flagship devices would come enclosed in a metallic body somewhat similar to the Lumia 925.
Coming back to the focal characteristic of the The Lumia 925, the camera, which introduces an entirely new Nokia Smart Camera mode, (stated to come as an update to all Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones in the nearfuture). The Nokia Smart Camera feature offers an easy way to capture ten images at once and edit the pictures with options like Best Shot, Action Shot, and Motion Focus for creating the perfect high quality image. Nokia also announced Hipstamatic’s new app titled Oggl which allows people to take and share high quality pictures with like-minded creators and photography enthusiasts from around the world.
Picture Taken In Daylight
Picture Taken At Night In Low Light Conditions
In addition to sharing photos on Oggl, users can simultaneously share photos on social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, Flickr and Instagram. The device also has full support for Nokia’s other leading services that include the “HERE” suite of integrated location and navigation services and “Nokia Music” for unlimited streaming of free music playlists. Speaking at the event, Mr. Jo Harlow, Vice President of Nokia Smart Devices had this to say regarding the new product;
“We keep innovating. “We’re advancing experiences on the Nokia Lumia portfolio whether that means great new benefits for an existing Lumia owner, or bringing new showcase devices like the Nokia Lumia 925.”
Also present at the event were Mr. Patrick Chomet, group director of Terminals at Vodafone and Mr. Terry Myerson, corporate Vice President, Microsoft Windows Phone Division who also shared their thoughts on the new device;
“The new Nokia Lumia 925 is a sleek and sophisticated smartphone delivering great performance and outstanding imaging. We look forward to offering the Nokia Lumia 925 across our markets on Vodafone Red, as well as other tariffs, enabling customers to make the most of their new smartphone on Vodafone’s fast and reliable network. Vodafone customers will also have exclusive access to a 32GB version of the Nokia Lumia 925, giving them even more capacity to store all their content for personal and business use.”
“Together with Nokia, we continue to change the way people think about smartphone cameras. The work Nokia has done with the Lumia 925 further enhances the imaging capabilities of the Lumia smartphones.”
Pricing and availability of the device would vary from region to region depending on the carriers and their respective tariff’s. but the company did mention that the Nokia Lumia 925 will be priced around 469 EUR before taxes and subsidies and as mentioned earlier, the country-specific pricing and availability will be announced locally.
Specifications at a Glance
Operating system: Windows Phone 8
Display: 4.5″ AMOLED WXGA (1280×768), 2.25 D sculpted Gorilla 2 Glass, ClearBlack, High Brightness Mode, Sunlight Readability, Super Sensitive Touch for glove and nail usage
Battery: 2000 mAh battery, Wireless Charging supported via an accessory cover
Processor: 1.5 GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
Main camera : PureView 8.7 MP with Optical Image Stabilization, Autofocus, short pulse high power dual LED flash, most advanced lens technology, 1080p HD video at 30fps with Optical Image Stabilization. Includes Nokia Smart Camera mode.
Front facing camera: 1.2 MP wide angle
Memory: 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory; 7 GB free SkyDrive cloud storage