The Lumia 925 is official, will come to the UK this summer

Lumia 925Nokia has been busy lately, and has followed up the announcement of the Asha 501, and the U.S.-only Lumia 928 with an updated version of the Lumia 920, named the Lumia 925. It runs Windows Phone 8, just like before, but comes with a flashy new design and an updated camera.

The Lumia 920 is well-known for being a sturdy, heavy device made from polycarbonate. The Lumia 925 still uses polycarbonate for its rear panel, but has used aluminium to encase the shell, making it lighter but just as strong. This, along with the removal of wireless charging (which is now added by using a special case), has seen the weight drop from over 180 grams to 139 grams, and the Lumia 925 is now only 8.5mm thick.

It has the same 8.7-megapixel camera as the Lumia 920, but Nokia says the lens is more advanced, however we’ll have to wait until some side-by-side comparisons turn up to judge this for ourselves. A new app will be installed on the Lumia 925 called Smart Camera, and it’s for shooting actions shots, then picking the best one from a choice of ten.

Camera, design and special app aside, the Lumia 925 has a similar spec to the Lumia 920, including a 4.5-inch, 1280 x 768 pixel resolution screen, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, NFC, and a 1.2 megapixel video call camera above the screen.

Nokia plans to release the Lumia 925 in June, and has given it a price of 470 euros, or around £400. Vodafone, Three and O2 have all confirmed they’ll be stocking the Lumia 925, with the former offering an exclusive 32GB version, instead of the standard 16GB phone.

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