O2 has got the exclusive on the white version of the Nokia Lumia 925, the new metallic flagship from the Finnish manufacturer, with Vodafone selling a 32GB version of the handset.
The device was unveiled at an event in London this morning and features a new Smart Camera mode, which updates the existing camera technology. Ten images can be captured at once, allowing users to edit the pictures using its Best Shot, Action Shot and Motion Focus features. Smart Camera will be rolled out to other Windows Phone 8 devices this year.
The handset is a much slimmer version of its former flagship, the Lumia 920. It weighs 139g and is 8.5mm at its thickest point. It has a 8.7MP lens, touts a 4.5 inch screen and runs Windows Phone 8 on a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor that is backed by 1GB of RAM. Consumers who buy the device from operators aside from Vodafone will get 16GB of storage plus 7GB of cloud storage.
David Johnson, O2’s general manager for devices, said: 'Nokia has been going from strength to strength with Lumia and the 925 is the best Nokia Windows Phone 8 device yet. We’ve been big supporters of Windows Phone and it’s great to generate even more excitement around it with the new flagship Nokia Lumia 925.'
The operator said the handset is the first to be sold without a plug, as part of its 'Charger Out of the Box' environmental initiative.
Patrick Chomet, group director of terminals at Vodafone said: 'The new Nokia Lumia 925 is a sleek and sophisticated smartphone delivering great performance and outstanding imaging.'
Nokia said the device will feature Hipstamatic's new app Oggl, which will allow users to simultaneously share photos on social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, Flickr and Instagram. However, it appears Nokia failed to get the interest from Instagram in building a Windows Phone app. It had launched the #2InstaWithLove hashtag in March to try and force the Facebook-owned company's hand.
Jo Harlow, executive vice-president of Nokia smart devices, said: 'We keep innovating. 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.'
Author: Graeme Neill