Nokia’s Lumia 925 (Catwalk) WP8 handset now official. T-Mobile, Vodafone, China Mobile will launch it
The 925 is Nokia’s first WP8 handset that uses a metal case – an aluminum one, to be exact. It’s also the first to feature Nokia Smart Camera mode – a new “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.” Smart Camera mode will be available to all WP8 Nokia devices eventually. Moreover, the smartphone comes with Oggl, an app developed by Hipstamatic, allowing you “to take and share high quality pictures with like-minded creatives and photography enthusiasts from around the world.”
The new Lumia 925 is only 8.5mm thin – as far as I remember, this is the thinnest high-end Nokia handset ever. The rest of its features aren’t too different from what you get with the Lumia 928: 4.5 inch AMOLED WXGA (1280 x 768) display, 8.7MP PureView rear camera (there’s no Xenon flash, though), 1.2MP front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, dual-core Qualcomm processor, 16GB of expandable memory, 7GB free SkyDrive space, a 2,000 mAh battery, and wireless charging capabilities.
Nokia says the Lumia 925 will cost 469 Euros (about $610) before taxes and subsidies.
Unlike the Lumia 928, which is a Verizon Wireless exclusive, the Lumia 925 will be released in the US by T-Mobile (it’s not clear exactly when). In case you’re wondering, the smartphone has LTE, so T-Mobile’s upcoming LTE network will be supported.
Vodafone will release the 925 in Europe starting June, while China Mobile and China Unicom are going to sell it in the world’s largest mobile market.
“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,” declared Terry Myerson, corporate vice president, Microsoft Windows Phone Division.
Here’s Nokia’s official Lumia 925 promo video:
Via Press release