Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has announced the Nokia Lumia 925, the latest smartphone in its popular Windows range.
The new phone has a new metal design, introduces a Smart Camera mode and includes third party applications coming to the Nokia Lumia range.
Sales are expected to start in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and China in June, followed by the US and a number of other markets, said Nokia. The device is expected to hit the UAE market in early September.
The 925 will be priced around 469 EUR (Dhs2,230/ $608) before taxes and subsidies.
Country-specific pricing and availability will be announced locally, the company said.
“We keep innovating,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia Smart Devices.
“We’re advancing experiences on the Nokia Lumia portfolio whether that means great new benefits for an existing Lumia owner, or bringing new showcase devices like the Nokia Lumia 925.”
Design-wise, the Windows phone now has an aluminum casing, although the back is still made of polycarbonate and comes in grey, black and white. The device is also sleeker than its predecessor, the Lumia 920, measuring 8.5mm and weighing 139 grams.
The 925 will come with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.
In terms of features, the new Smart Camera option will allow users to capture 10 images at once and edit the pictures with options like Best Shot, Action Shot, and Motion Focus.
The Nokia Lumia 925 is being introduced into Europe with Vodafone, into the US by T-Mobile and into China by China Mobile and China Unicom.
The Finnish manufacturer has been struggling to snatch marketshare away from Android and iOS ecosystems, and its Lumia 920, launched in September last year, was billed as Nokia’s make-or-break device.
While Nokia has not yet released official sales figures for the 920, it is currently the most popular device in the Windows Phone ecosystem, according to figures from AdDuplex.
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