Nokia officially announces Lumia 925 and Lumia 928 in London

By Sameer Mitha | Published on 14 May 2013
Nokia officially announces Lumia 925 and Lumia 928 in London
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Nokia has officially unveiled its next flagship smartphone, the Lumia 925 and Lumia 928. The device has a 4.5-inch display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor and an 8.7MP rear camera.

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Nokia has finally lifted the curtain from its long speculated flagship smartphone. Called the Lumia 925, the smartphone runs on the Windows Phone 8 OS just like the other recently launched Lumia devices. The Lumia 925 will be available as early as next month and will be priced at ₤400 before tax, which translates to roughly Rs. 33,500 plus taxes. The device will launch in UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, and China starting June. The Lumia 928 has some minor specification differences and is a Verizon-specific smartphone.

The Lumia 925 and 928 are relatively slim at 8.5mm and is quite light too at 139 grams. They are powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor and have a 4.5-inch OLED display with a 1280x768 pixel resolution. It also supports 1GB RAM and 16GB built-in storage and houses a 2000mAh battery.

The rear of the smartphone houses the 8.7MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization and the front has a 1.2MP camera. The camera is said to be better than the one found on the Lumia 920 and that is something we shall believe when we put the camera through its paces. The phone also comes with the Smart Camera app giving users access to ample editing features on the go. An impressive element of the camera is that Nokia has added a sixth Lens to the Lumua 925 where as the Lumia 928 (Verizon model) has a 5-element lens. Nokia has once again used a glass physical lens instead of plastic, sticking with Zeiss optics. The Lumia 925 has a dual-LED flash and the 928 has the Xenon flash

Unlike its predecessor, the Lumia 925 will not support built-in wireless charging. Another distinguishing factor between the Lumia 925 and its predecessor, the 920, is that the smartphone is made of aluminum instead of the full polycarbonate unibody design that we have grown to love. If you are one who loves the vibrant colours of the Lumia smartphone range then you will be disappointed to know that the Lumia 925 will be available in two colours only - grey and black metallic. If wireless charging and a colourful Lumia 925 is what you desire then you will have to purchase an additional sleeve for the smartphone. This sleeve attaches to the rear of the smartphone giving it vibrant colours and wireless charging capabilities. These sleeves will be available in red, yellow, black, and white.

Adding to its marketing campaign, Nokia is also signing a partnership with Warner Brothers with relation to the upcoming Superman Man of Steel. Owners of the Lumia 925 will have access to exclusive Superman content.

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Sameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.

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