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Nokia's pursuit of the smartphone dominance displayed by Apple and Samsung continued Tuesday morning with the unveiling of the Lumia 925 – the Finland-based company's new flagship smartphone, aimed at both business users and the general consumer – at a media event in London.
The Lumia 925 has a 4.5-inch touchscreen; a 1.5GHz, dual-core processor; 1GB of RAM; and 16GB of internal memory. So far, it doesn't sound that different from any other high-end smartphone out there; perhaps not as strong. But two specs might set it apart.
The device's 8.7MP rear-facing camera, featuring PureView innovation, includes what Nokia says is the most advanced lens technology and next-generation imaging software to capture clearer, sharper pictures and video, including excellent low-light images. The 925 also introduces the new Nokia Smart Camera mode, coming as an update to all Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Nokia Smart Camera allows you to capture 10 images at once and edit the pictures with options like Best Shot, Action Shot, and Motion Focus for creating a high-quality image.
Also of note is the handset's design. Rather than the typical polycarbonate shell, this one is metal. And the phone is thinner than other Lumias.
"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."
Nokia, once the global leader in mobile-device manufacturing, was left behind a few years ago by Apple and a handful of Android vendors. But thanks to its partnership with Microsoft and the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant's Windows Phone operating system, Nokia is trying to make a comeback.
T-Mobile was named the exclusive carrier for the Lumia 925 in the U.S. While no official release date has been named, it's expected to land with the Magenta Network in July. Some European carriers should get it a few weeks earlier. AT&T previously has been the exclusive U.S. carrier for Nokia's flagship smartphones.
No pricing details yet, but based on previous devices, we'd expect to see the 925 to set you back somewhere between $400 and $500, now that T-Mobile has done away with contracts and subsidies.
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