Nokia just unveiled its new flagship Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 925 featuring a more business like form factor in white, silver and black aluminum casing. The aluminum case stylishly wraps around a dark black Gorilla glass protected 4.5” OLED display at 1280 x 768 resolution. The 925 appears first in Europe but paves its way to US market later starting with T-Mobile. Its variant, the Nokia 928 is coming to Verizon.
Nokia design signals a departure from the initial signature neon colorful casing of its line Lumia for a more traditional colors. Additional colorful covers for wireless charging will be sold separately, however. While keeping the same inners as the much heavier, bulkier Lumia 920 with the dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU; 1GB of RAM; the 8.7 MP camera with optical image stabilization and the PureView technology and a 2,000mAh battery, Nokia could come up with a substantially lighter and thinner device. The metal-clad device is measured 8.8mm (.33″) in thickness and weights 4.9 ounces.
The highlight of the device is the camera with OIS technology carried over from the Lumia 920, this time it has a myriad companion software to exploit this technology. Notably, the new Nokia Smart Camera mode offers an easy 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, etc. Nokia also announced Hipstamatic will arrive on Nokia Lumia smartphones, allowing people to share their high quality pictures with like-minded enthusiasts on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Instagram.
Sales are expected to start in UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and China in June, followed by the US and a number of other markets. The Nokia Lumia 925 will be priced around 469 EUR before taxes and subsidies. Country-specific pricing and availability will be announced locally. Expect to see its price around $100 Stateside.