At an event this morning in London, Nokia finally announced one of the worst kept secrets in smartphone history this year, the all metal, Nokia Lumia 925.
The Lumia 925 will feature a 4.5 inch Clear Black AMOLED display and a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Completing this package will be an 8.7 megapixel rear-facing camera with Optical Image Stabilization and an LED Flash. There’s also a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera. The device will only include 16GBs of storage, and users will not be able to add more storage space via an SD Card slot.
The company also detailed a few new applications designed to complete the device’s camera experience like, Nokia Smart Cam -an application dedicated to enhancing all of the options and settings of the device’s built in camera, and Hipstermatic -a social network/application that will allow users to edit and create photos directly from their device. Nokia will bring Smart Cam to users of other Lumia devices in the form of an update, it’s calling Nokia Amber.
Unfortunately, this device doesn’t feature the Xenon Flash that Nokia recently announced would be included of the Nokia Lumia 928.
Most notably, the Lumia 925 will not come with wireless charging out of the box. Instead, users will need to purchase wireless charging backs to snap onto the back of their device. While the Nokia Lumia 920’s polycarbonate design allowed for wireless charging to be built in, the Lumia 925’s all Aluminum casing wouldn’t have been optimized for it alone.
According to the company, the Nokia Lumia 925 will begin rolling out this June and be available on many of it’s carriers, however in the U.S. it will launch the device in partnership with T-Mobile.
Correction @ 7:38 am · Wording in our original text mistakenly alluded to Hipstermatic being able to post images to Instagram itself. That is not the case as far as we can tell.