Starting today, mobile phone users in Germany can purchase the newly unveiled Nokia Lumia 925 smartphone, Nokia announced.The handset, made official in late May, is set to arrive on shelves in other European markets too, as well as in China, the U.S. and more countries worldwide in the not too distant future.
The mobile phone lands on the market with Windows Phone 8 loaded on top and with specs similar to those of Lumia 920, but with a series of design changes, including an aluminum frame around the body.
“The Lumia 925 has a beautifully crafted design with a polished metal frame, which not only looks great, but also allows the phone to be thinner without losing any robustness,” a post on Nokia Conversations reads.
“The phone also features a 4.5-inch AMOLED display that lets you enjoy your content in vivid detail, even in direct sunlight, from almost any viewing angle.”
The handset also arrives on the market with a series of new features for the Lumia series, including a beta version of a long-requested feature, namely the clock on the standby screen.
The clock is part of the Nokia Glance Screen, a feature that debuts on Lumia 925, and which also includes battery level notifications, reduced glare in the dark, and a double-tap to wake option.
“As it currently is a beta version, you can always select to turn the Nokia Glance Screen off in Settings by selecting ‘display & touch’ and ‘glance screen’,” said blog post continues.
Lumia 925 also comes with an 8.5mm-thick body, an 8.7-megapixel PureView camera on the back for a great photo and video shooting experience (it sports Optical Image Stabilisation technology).
“Additionally, the new Smart Camera app, with features like Best Shot and Action Shot extends your photo opportunities with amazing effects. To make even more out of the Nokia Smart Camera, you can also download the Motion Focus feature from the Store to create more stunning pictures,” Nokia explains.