Nokia announces Lumia 925: Slim Aluminium body, Smart Camera

Recently Nokia introduced the Lumia 928, but it turns out there was more to come. At the event in London, Nokia has announced ‘Lumia 925’. For this flagship device, Nokia has changed the hardware materials, made it slimmer and lighter as well as added some fresh software features, Smart Camera being the most important one.

The old Lumia 920 came with a polycarbonate build but the Lumia 925 will be Nokia’s first phone to be build with an aluminum frame. This material change lead to reduction in weight of up to 50 grams, thus making it weigh much lighter at 139 grams. It’s also gone slimmer with 8.8mm thickness. That slim body houses the same dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 1GB RAM, 2000mAh battery and 8.7-megapixel OIS camera found on the Lumia 920. A 4.5-inch AMOLED screen, touting the same resolution as 920 i.e. 1,280 x 768, coated in Gorilla Glass 2 with ClearBlack technology can be found on the Lumia 925.

Apart from the hardware, the highlight of the Lumia 925 also lies in Nokia’s new software for shutterbugs called ‘Smart Camera’. The app has the ability to capture ten images in burst style, and then users can select the best suited shot for themselves. There’s also Best Shot, Action Shot and Motion Focus which adds a motion blur effect to the background that wasn’t moving in the shot.  With these new software upgrades, there’s also a hardware update to the camera on Lumia 925. Nokia’s added a sixth glass element to the five-lens Carl Zeiss 8.7 megapixel sensor which they claim will improve the sharpness of images.

Lumia 925 Camera

Strangely Nokia decided to make buyers purchase an accessory cover to enable the wireless charging function. These covers would come in red, yellow, black and white. The Lumia 925 will be shipping in Europe and China this June with a price tag of 469 euros (roughly Rs. 33,500). There’s no word on its availability and pricing of Lumia 925 for India yet, though we expect and hope it to comes sooner rather than later.

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