Jo Harlow, head of smart devices, and Stefan Pannenbecker, head of product design at Nokia, didn’t talk much about the device’s specifications, but spent a lot of time on its camera and related software.
Pannenbecker did mention that the Nokia Lumia 925 would feature a 4.5-inch AMOLED display, and a 3-pin connector on the back for wireless charging covers.
The Nokia Lumia 920 had wireless charging built in, causing some bulk in the device. The Lumia 925 will instead use removable wireless charging covers.
Harlow said that these covers would also be available in the Lumia range of colours.
The two Nokia spokespeople then spent the balance of the announcement talking up the camera of the Lumia 925, its Smart Camera software, and revealed that the new Oggl photography app and community from Hipstamatic would be making its way to Windows Phone.
Sales are expected to start in UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and China in June, Harlow said, followed by the US and a number of other markets.
The Nokia Lumia 925 will be priced around 469 EUR before taxes and subsidies. Country-specific pricing and availability will be announced locally, Nokia said.
In the press statement following the announcement, Nokia revealed the following key specifications for the device:
|Specifications||Nokia Lumia 925|
|Dimensions||129 x 70.6 x 8.5*mm|
|Operating system||Windows Phone 8|
|Display||4.5″ WXGA (768×1280) AMOLED|
|Rear camera||8.7MP “PureView”|
|Front camera||1.2MP wide angle|
|Processor||1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon|
|Cellular data||HSPA, LTE|
Nokia also said that the Lumia 925 supports Long Term Evolution (LTE) in the following bands:
- 900MHz; and
This bodes well for South Africa where MTN and Vodacom are using re-farmed 1,800MHz spectrum for their LTE networks, and Cell C is using 2,100MHz.