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Nokia launch metal flagship Lumia 925 Windows 8 smartphone

Nokia have announced a new series of products this week, including the new flagship Lumia 925.

The new smartphone runs the latest version of Microsoft Windows Phone 8 software, available from T-Mobile in America and from other carriers around the world. Nokia have also introduced new camera focused software features, which will soon be incorporated into the Lumia line of Windows 8 phones.

The Lumia 925 has a large 4.5 inch AMOLED screen with a 1280×768 resolution touchscreen. It will house a dual core Snapdragon processor along with 1GB of memory and a 8.7 MP camera. The camera body is made entirely from metal.

Picture credit: CNET/ Andrew Hoyle

Nokia have used a metal frame to house the antenna, but surprisingly the weight of the 925 is less than other Lumia phones, weighing only 139 grams. Unlike the Lumia 920 it doesn’t have wireless charging built into the back cover, a popular feature with the geeky audience. Nokia do plan on selling ‘charging cases’ if you want this feature back.

Like the Lumia 920, a lot of the strength of the 925 will be based on the high grade camera inside. Ifi Magid, director of Nokia’s Smart Devices team spoke to ABC news and said “We are really planning to market this around the imaging and camera capabilities and some new smart camera capabilities.”

Nokia will be releasing new software called ‘Smart Camera’ to support the 8.7 megapixel model in the new 925 but it will trickle out to other models in the range. It has a new feature to capture 10 images at once of a moving subject for instance. There is also a ‘best shot’ option for the camera to automatically choose the best image.

Magid says the camera is very important in their phones and says they are beating competitors in regards to camera performance, even Apple.

He added “We compare the iPhone 5 to our portfolio and we believe we are better in low-light conditions, for sure. When you see the images on a laptop, our images are crisper and sharper than what you get with an iPhone 5 images, and with this technology we have we think we are going a step further.”

You can watch a video with Stephen Elop, over here on ABC news.

Kitguru says: Another stunning looking model from the Nokia lineup this year.

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