Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Nokia Accounced the new Lumia 925
Today in London, Nokia announced the Lumia 925, the latest in the Finnish company's line of high-end Windows Phone handsets. Unlike its predecessors, the Lumia 925 utilizes a metal frame — which cuts down the device's weight and thickness — while polycarbonate covers the rear with Gorilla Glass protecting the display.
As usual, Nokia has put a lot of thought into smartphone photography. The new Lumia 925 is equipped with a 8.7-megapixel PureView camera with Optical Image Stabilization and Carl Zeiss optics, and has one more lens than the similarly equipped Lumia 920 and the recently announced Lumia 928. The purpose of the extra lens is to improve picture quality in bright conditions, which should work quite nicely alongside the great low-light performance already present with Nokia's PureView-branded cameras. Interestingly, the Lumia 925 uses a dual-LED flash setup instead of the company's Xenon flash configuration revealed as part of the Lumia 928.
The company has also included its new Smart Camera software that takes a burst of 10 photos in quick succession. Once the images have been processed, users can choose between Best Shot to create a composite image from the collection, Action Shot to display a sequence of shots in a single image, or Motion Focus, which allows the focal point of an image to be altered after the photo is taken.