Nokia’s Lumia 925 smartphone is now official. As most expected, the device is basically a revised version of the Lumia 920 with improvements in several categories. Most notably, Nokia ditched the polycarbonate shell and replaced it with a more durable (and more attractive) material - aluminum. This is Nokia’s first Windows Phone to arrive inside an aluminum chassis.
The handset is also thinner and lighter than the model before it – nearly 50 grams (or 1.8 ounces) lighter, to be exact. On the outside is a 4.5-inch AMOLED display operating at 1,280 x 768 that’s covered in Gorilla Glass 2 and an 8.7-megapixel OIS camera. The screen features ClearBlack technology as well as a high-brightness mode that would be suitable outdoors.
The camera, meanwhile, lacks the xenon flash found on the Lumia 928 but tries to make up for that in terms of software enhancements such as Smart Cam, Best Shot, Action Shot and Motion Focus.
Not much has changed inside as we find a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 ticking along at 1.5GHz, 1GB of system memory and a 2,000mAh battery – all carryovers from last year’s Lumia 920.
Nokia’s latest measures in at just 8.8mm thin but the Finnish handset maker had to ditch built-in wireless charging to achieve this. The feature is still possible but users will need to purchase an accessory cover (available in black, white, red and yellow) to enable it. The phone itself is available in white, grey and black.
The Nokia Lumia 925 is expected to launch in parts of Europe and China starting next month for around 469 euros (about $610). It’s also headed stateside although Nokia didn’t give a timeline of when this would happen.
The Nokia Lumia 920 features a Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 4.5" IPS LCD with 768 x 1280 resolution (332 PPI). It packs an 8.7MP rear camera with a 2MP front-facing camera. The Lumia 920 runs Windows Phone 8 and is compatible with charging products based on the Qi wireless power standard. Other specs include, NFC, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of memory with 7GB of free SkyDrive storage.
The Nokia Lumia 900 is 11.4mm thickness and weight 159g, in the front you can find the 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display and in the back the 8 megapixel camera and its LED flash. Since there are no seams or doors there is no way to access the 1830mAh battery or increase the phone's 16GB internal storage with a microSD card.
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