Nokia have officially revealed the Nokia Lumia 925 handset, a new flagship Windows Phone from the Finnish mobile giants that aims at a more premium build quality than the company’s current offerings.
Built with a mixture of aluminium and polycarbonate (polycarbonate covering on the back, aluminium around the edges), it’s a push towards the high-end designs of the iPhone and the HTC One. Measuring just 8.5mm thick and 139 grams, it’s far more svelte than the Lumia 920 (that handset sits at 10.7mm thick and 185 grams). The handset retains a little bump around the camera that pushes the thickness a tad wider at that point, but the curved-edged design is attractive nonetheless.
Under the hood, specs stay very similar to the Lumia 920. A 1.5GHz dual-core processor powers the phone, backed by 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage (less than the 32GB present in the 920), with 4G connectivity onboard.
The screen is a 4.5-inch OLED with a 1280 x 768 resolution, while the company’s PureView camera system is paired with an 8.7MP rear sensor and 1.2MP front facing snapper. Optical image stabilisation and a dual-LED flash are also present. A new Smart Camera shooting mode will also be added, using a new UI that allows for motion focus features and the ability to blur, alter or remove altogether background elements from photos.
A tie-in with the upcoming Man of Steel Superman flick will also see Lumia 925 owners get exclusive content relating to the movie pre-loaded on the handset. Man of Steel / aluminium body, get it?
Unlike the rest of the Lumia line, the Lumia 925 comes in just two subdued colours – grey and black. If you want a more vibrant look you’ll have to grab an additional sleeve that clips onto the back of the device, coming in red, yellow black and white shades. They also add wireless charging capabilities to the handset.
Though exact worldwide pricing hasn’t been revealed, from the 469 Euro asking price given for European territories, we’d put the Nokia Lumia 925 at around the £400 when it hits UK stores. Expect to see it filling mobile retailers shelves from June, with sales starting in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and China before rolling out to further territories.
As for carriers, Vodafone have announced as that they’ll be exclusively carrying a 32GB variant of the handset at launch.
By Gerald Lynch | May 14th, 2013