Nokia is all but certain to launch the Lumia 928 at its press event scheduled for May 14, but according to the latest reports it might be joined by another high-end smartphone on stage.
Nokia Lumia 925, a full metal-body smartphone, which was previously known as Catwalk, is rumored to sport a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. The device is said to feature a Snapdragon S4 chipset with 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8.7 megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture as well as 16 GB of inbuilt memory and a 2,000mAh battery.
The Nokia Lumia 928 might also feature a new design, but the model is said to be exclusive for Verizon. As you know, Nokia already put up an official teaser pages for its Lumia 928 smartphone and the device had appeared on few billboards.
Lumia 925 release date and price
While Nokia is staying schtum on any future devices – as you’d expect – it has scheduled an event in London on May 14, sending out an invite which teased “see what’s next” and “the Nokia Lumia story continues”.
Although this doesn’t single out the Lumia 925 various suggestions appear to point towards this event for the launch of the new flagship device.
We’ll be in attendance at the event to bring you all the news, so keep your eyes peeled for the official low down and our hands on Nokia Lumia 925 review – assuming that’s what Nokia will be showing off.
In terms of when we may see the Lumia 925 hit shelves we’re probably looking at June or July, although there’s an outside chance we could get our hands on it sooner if Nokia manages to produce a fast turn around time a la Apple and BlackBerry (with the Z10).
We’ve not seen anything on a price yet, but considering the Lumia 925 is expected to be Nokia’s next flagship device you can probably look at the likes of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 as a benchmark.
The not-so-big screen
While many manufacturers seem to be stuffing gigantic screens into smartphones Nokia is apparently being a little more reserved with the Lumia 925.
According to reports the 925 is set to sport a 4.5-inch display, although don’t expect to see the full HD resolution we’ve been treated to on the current crop of superphones.
A leak over in China suggests the Lumia 925 will feature a 1280 x 768 resolution – which would match the offering on the 920.
Say cheese, in the dark
Round the back the Lumia 925 is said to carry a 8.7MP camera which once again puts it in line with the 920, although it could come with even better low light qualities.
Over in the States we’ve seen various leaks and adverts for the Nokia Lumia 928, which is presumed to be the US variant of the Lumia 925 – with billboards screaming “the best low-light smartphone camera”.
Bold claims indeed and we’ve got to admit we were mightily impressed with the 920’s performance in near darkness, so the 925 has its work cut out – especially now we have the ultrapixel-toting HTC One is knocking about.
Some may be a little disappointed that Nokia may not plump for a snapper similar to the 13MP lens found on the Sony Xperia Z, or even take its crazy 41MP Pureview technology to stick inside the phone – but remember none of this information is confirmed so we’ll just have to wait and see.
More of the same
There’s no surprises in the operating system department with the Lumia 925 tipped to run Windows Phone 8 – which is the sole platform used by Nokia in all its smartphones now.
It doesn’t get much more exciting with a mooted dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 2000mAh non-removable battery, which all smacks of a phone that came out last year and one that isn’t particularly cutting edge.
Let’s hope Nokia has a trick or two up its sleeve.
Tipped to ditch
One of the big differences between the Lumia 920 and the rumoured Lumia 925 could be the chassis, with the latter tipped to ditch the polycarbonate, found on Nokia’s current crop of smartphones, for a premium aluminium finish.
There’s an ongoing debate over what material our smartphones should be made from. In one corner there’s the plastic brigade headed up by the Galaxy S4 who talk up the material’s flexible and lightweight assests.
In the other is the premium glass and metal fans who want a device which feels like the price they paid for it, with the likes of the Xperia Z, iPhone 5and HTC One flying the high-class flag.
While Nokias have always been well made its current handset crop has been described as looking a bit toyish, and a brushed aluminium finish on the Lumia 925 would see it elevated above these.
As well as sporting a new material the Lumia 925 is also said to be lighter and thinner than the 920, with Nokia shedding 50g of weight and 2.3mm round the middle – which would wedge it in between the Galaxy S4 and HTC One.