Nokia Announces Lumia 925 and Imaging Software Update

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Nokia had a busy this morning at their London launch event. The Nokia Lumia 925, its new flagship smartphone for the rest of the world, was the first announcement this morning. The new Lumia 925 will be Nokia’s first Windows Phone to be fitted into an aluminum frame instead of the glossy polycarbonate. Provided below is a comparison table of Nokia’s flagship smartphones in the Lumia line.

Lumia 920 Lumia 928 Lumia 925
Price (on   contract) $99 $99 with $50 mail-in rebate €469 ($610) off-contract in   Europe
Processor Dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960 Dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960 Dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960
Memory 1GB 1GB 1GB
Display 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+
Resolution 1,280 x 768 1,280 x 768 1,280 x 768
Glass IPS LCD Gorilla Glass 2, OLED Gorilla Glass 2, OLED
Pixel Density 334 ppi 334 ppi 334 ppi
Storage 32GB 32GB 16GB or 32GB
Primary   camera 8.7-megapixel OIS f/2.0 5-element   lens, dual-LED flash 8.7-megapixel OIS f/2.0 5-element   lens, xenon flash 8.7-megapixel OIS f/2.0 6-element   lens, dual-LED flash
Secondary   camera 1,280 x 960 1,280 x 960 1,280 x 960
Video   recording 1080p 1080p 1080p
Cellular HSPA+, LTE CDMA, HSPA+, LTE HSPA+, LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 3 3 3
Orientation Magnetometer, Accelerometer,   Gyroscope Magnetometer, Accelerometer,   Gyroscope Magnetometer, Accelerometer,   Gyroscope
Navigation A-GPS, GLONASS, WLAN Network   Positioning A-GPS, GLONASS, WLAN Network   Positioning A-GPS, GLONASS, WLAN Network   Positioning
Connectivity NFC NFC NFC
Wireless   charging Qi Qi Qi (with optional snap-on cover)
SIM standard micro-SIM micro-SIM micro-SIM
Battery 2,000 mAh 2,000 mAh 2,000 mAh
Weight 185 grams 163 grams 139 grams
Dimensions 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7mm 133 x 68.9 x 9.48mm 127.5 x 70.5 x 8.5mm
Colors White, Black, Grey, Yellow, Red Black, White Silver, Grey

While the battery found in all three variants is the same 2,000mAh battery, the Lumia 925 requires the purchase of an accessory cover to allow for wireless charging.  Also to note, the Lumia 928 is the only Windows Phone of the three packing the xenon flash.

The next announcement at this morning’s London event was the new camera software debuting on the Lumia line.  Being made available via an upcoming “Amber Software Update” due in July, the Smart Camera app provides a bevy of features to make any photo bug happy.  Features include improved low-light performance and noise reduction which will burst capture at 5-megapixels with the full 8.7-megapixels available in single-shooting mode, combine several images for a slow-mo effect in Action shot, allow the camera or you choose one of 10 frames that gives the best overall image in best shot and will add a blur effect to the background while keeping moving objects in focus with the option to adjust the level of blur later in motion focus.

So far the Nokia 925 has been confirmed for T-Mobile in the US however pricing and launch dates have not been made available.

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