Nokia Lumia 925 with metal body revealed: Specs, price & release date rumors

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    It may turn out to be a winner for Finland based smartphone manufacturers. Nokia Lumia 925 with metal body has been revealed. Here are its specs, price and release date rumors

    Nokia has finally removed cover from its yet another Lumia 925 variant the Lumia 925 at its May 14 press meet in London, U.K. The new Lumia 925, which resembles the Lumia 920 and the U.S-only 928, will be the Finnish company’s 2013 flagship for entire world. In style and features, the new Lumia phone almost resembles the 920 and 928, but it stands different in aspects such as build material, camera mode and others. It is made of metal, apart from plastic, to become the first Nokia Windows Phone with metal.

    Well, packed into an aluminum frame, the Lumia 925 has become the first Windows Phone from Nokia to come with metal body. All the former models of the firm including the Lumia 925 and 928 are built in plastic, typically glossy polycarbonate. What are the key benefits with a switch? Maybe, the aluminum body will dissipate the processing heat faster. Yet another advantage is that it has plummeted its weight just to 139 grams.

    “We keep innovating,” said Jo Harlow of Nokia at its press note. “We’re advancing experiences on Nokia Lumia portfolio whether that means great new benefits for an existing Lumia owner, or bringing new showcase devices like the Nokia Lumia 925,” he added.

    Nokia Lumia 925 Tech Specs
    Going to specs, the 925 keeps the same attributes that we are familiar with the Lumia 928 as well as the 920. It comes with a 4.5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that packs a nice resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels at 332-ppi. It has defense against scratches thanks to Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and it makes use of advanced PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display. The CPU inside the 925 is a dual core 1.5GHz Krait Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon unit with 1GB of RAM. It is the best that Windows Phone supports at the moment. The GPU is an Adreno 225 unit.

    Similar to the Lumia 920 and 928, the new Lumia phone packs an 8.7MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization and f/2.0 aperture. There is nothing surprising with rear camera as it was expected to be. The rumors were talking about a 41MP PureView camera for the gadget. The flash is also regular, not the rumored xenon flash. The device further packs a pair of IHF microphones that are capable to record distortion-free sound for the 1080p videos even in loud and noisy environments.

    It is made of aluminum frame around the sides, while the rear part is still polycarbonate. It is amazing that it is only 8.8mm thick and the weight just rests at 139grams, which is around 30grams lower than the 928. The battery unit inside the gadget is a 2,000mAh one similar to the Lumia 920 and 928. The battery is non-removable and it has no wireless charging option like the 920. The internal memory goes at 16GB, unfortunately a downgrade from its brothers that have 32GB internal memory. And, sadly it has no microSD slot as well.

    Many interesting apps are also to come with the device preloaded. They include the brand new picks like Smart Camera app and Hipstamatic app. The former one adds many camera modes to the device that include burst mode (10 shots at 5MP), Best Shot, Action Shot and Motion focus for letting you capture perfect snaps and video. Hipstamatic is also a camera app that will let users share high quality pics with friends through leading social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Instagram. These two apps will also hit all other Nokia Windows Phone 8 phones.

    Nokia is to start hawking the phone in UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and China in June 2013. At the same time, it may arrive to U.S. and other markets. It will be priced around 469 EUR before taxes and subsidies. The company will later announce the country-specific pricing of the handset.