Nokia has finally unveiled its Lumia 925 device at an event in London today. The Nokia Lumia 925 has been described as a “new interpretation” of its predecessor, the Nokia Lumia 920, which will continue to be sold in the UK market.
Contraversially Nokia has decided to drop the wireless charging unit that the Lumia 920 is known for, allowing designers to create a device which is much more streamline. The Lumia 920 received a huge amount of criticism about its bulky design, which has led to the Lumia 925 shedding 46 grams and 2.22 thickness from the its predecessor.
"Here we left small things out in order to create a smaller product - for example wireless charging, which you can still have by adding on a cover,” product design chief Stefan Pannenbecker explained.
The Nokia Lumia 925’s screen is staying the same as the Lumia 920 at 4.5 inches, along with the same Snapdragon S4 processor and 2,000mAh battery. However, Nokia’s new flagship will include half of the internal storage as the Lumia 920 at just 16GB, though a 32GB version will be made available for Vodafone customers.
A more obvious change between the new and the former flagship models is the Lumia 925’s metal frame in place of the usual Lumia polycarbonate casing. The device will also only be available in three colours- black, white and grey- as opposed to the range of brightly coloured devices in the Lumia 920 range, marking it as a more high-end smartphone targeted at a corporate audience.
The Lumia 925 is set to include the same 8.7MP camera as the Lumia 920, which has been praised for its ability to take high quality photos in low-light situations. However, the Nokia Lumia 925 will also feature a six-element lens (as opposed to a 4 or 5 element lens as on most other smartphone cameras) which will enhance the phone’s ability to produce sharp images.
Nokia's head of imaging technology, Juha Alakarhu, told the BBC that: "The maximum ISO goes from 800 to 3,200 which means we can offer brighter images in low light conditions while controlling the noise."
Nokia has revealed that the Lumia 920 will go on sale in Europe and China in June, with the US and other markets following soon behind.
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13/05/2013: With the world momentarily being mesmerised by the release of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One devices, it is time now to turn our gaze back to Nokia in time for the unveiling of its latest device, the Nokia Lumia 925.
Although rumours have been brewing for some time, it seems that all observers agree that the Lumia 925 will simply be an upgraded version of the flagship model, the Nokia Lumia 920.
The device is reported to run Wthe Windows Phone 8 OS and feature a 4.5 inch screen, with a 1280 x 768 resolution, matching that of the Lumia 920. The Lumia 925 is set to sport an 8MP camera, like the 920, and billboards in the US have boasted that the American version of the device- the Lumia 928- will feature the best low-light camera lens around.
However, one rumour which, if true, could set the Lumia 925 apart from its predecessor is its chassis; speculators are hinting that Nokia might be opting for an all-aluminium body- like the HTC One- in place of the polycarbonate casing that features on all of the Nokia Lumia range of smartphones.
But with the Nokia Lumia 925 rumoured to hit our shelves in June or July at a similar price to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, we’re really expecting something more from Nokia; a replica of the Lumia 920 in the current market just isn’t going to cut it.
Stay with us as we reveal all of the device’s features and functions as soon as they are unveiled at the London launch event tomorrow (May 14th).
Written by Charlotte Kertrestel