Lumia925Nokia unveiled its new flagship handset, a slimmer and lighter Lumia 925, at a press conference in London yesterday.  

It’s basically an improved version of the Lumia 920. With the 925, Nokia has introduced a metal design, which I quite like from what I’ve seen, and its 46g lighter than its predecessor.

The event, which was streamed live from London, focused more on the improved camera functions including an advanced lens technology for better low light images, and capturing clearer and sharper images and video. The 925 introduces the new Nokia Smart Camera mode, which lets you capture 10 images in one go and to edit with options like best shot, action shot and motion focus. The software will roll out to all Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones soon.


Another area of focus was Hipstamatic’s new app, Oggl, which is basically a social network for photography enthusiasts (think Instagram) for Lumia smartphones. The app lets you autopost to Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, Tumblr and Flikr. 

The Lumia 925 has a 4.5″ AMOLED ClearBlack screen; runs on 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM & 16GB memory; features a 8.7 megapixel PureView camera that records 1080p video at 30fps, a 1.2 megapixel front facing wide angle camera; comes with 7GB of free SkyDrive cloud storage and the standard HERE Maps, Drive and Transit. 

The handset has a new metal edge for increased robustness and has a polycarbonate back, which comes in white, grey or black. A wireless charging cover is also available, sold separately in white, back, yellow and red.

The Lumia 925 will be available in Europe in June at a cost of €469 (R5,650), and other markets to follow.