Nokia introduces Lumia 925
‘New interpretation’ of flagship handset keeps spotlight on imaging
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Nokia today unveiled the Lumia 925, which it described as "a new interpretation" of its flagship Lumia 920 handset.
The 925 introduces a metal design and incorporates Nokia's updated PureView camera, new features and new third-party apps.
Much as it did with the 920, Nokia has focused the industry's attention on the 925's imaging suite, which has been a major selling point, given its performance in a range of lighting conditions and the inclusion of app features for post-capture processing.
"The Nokia Lumia 925 includes the most advanced lens technology and next-generation imaging software to capture clearer, sharper pictures and video, including the best low-light images," Nokia said in an emailed statement.
The Nokia Lumia 925 also introduces Nokia's new Smart Camera mode, which will be available as an update to all Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Smart Camera allows the capture of ten images with a single click and the editing of the pictures with options like Best Shot, Action Shot, and Motion Focus.
Nokia also announced that Hipstamatic's new app, Oggl, will also be available on Nokia Lumia smartphones, allowing users to take and share pictures with fellow photography enthusiasts from around the world. In addition to sharing photos on Oggl, users can simultaneously share photos on social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, Tumblr and Flickr.
"We keep innovating," said Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia Smart Devices. "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."
The Nokia Lumia 925 has a polycarbonate casing that comes in white, grey or black. A wireless charging cover can be clipped onto the back of the phone. Covers, sold separately, come in white, black, yellow, and red.
Nokia services, such as the HERE suite of integrated location and navigation services and Nokia Music for unlimited streaming of free music playlists, are also available on the 925.
The Nokia Lumia 925 will be priced around EUR469 (AED2,230) in Europe.
No firm information is available on UAE pricing for the Lumia 925.