By Alexandra Burlacu | Jun 10, 2013 01:31 PM EDT
Nokia announced its new Lumia 925 flagship smartphone back in mid-May and now the handset has gone on sale in Germany, with other markets to follow soon.
The Nokia Lumia 925 is a stylish, handsome smartphone with an aluminum casing, coming as the most advanced handset yet in Nokia's line of Lumia devices. The Lumia 925 is currently available for purchase only in Germany, but it will launch shortly in other European markets, as well as in the U.S. and Asia.
Nokia is yet to announce a price for its new Lumia 925, but most German retailers sell the unlocked model for €599.
The Nokia Lumia 925 is the company's second high-end Windows Phone 8 smartphone launching this year, following last month's launch of the Verizon-exclusive Lumia 928. The new model boasts an 8-megapixel camera with Nokia's PureView technology, an elegant aluminum body, a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display, a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5GHz and 1GB of RAM.
Other specs and features include LTE connectivity, 16GB or 32GB internal storage configurations, microSD card slot for additional memory, a 2,000 mAh battery and Nokia Glance Screen.
"As a surprise, we're now introducing a beta version of a long anticipated feature, the clock on the standby screen," touts the Finnish company. "After receiving a large number of requests to bring back this favorite feature, it now comes as part of the Nokia Glance Screen, included first on the Lumia 925."
Nokia further notes that once it rolls out the commercial version of the Nokia Glance Screen, the feature will become available to most Windows Phone 8 (WP8)-powered Lumia smartphones, along with the upcoming Lumia Amber software update.
For now, the company only said that other European markets, China, U.S. and other countries worldwide will get the Nokia Lumia 925, but offered no exact launch date. It remains unclear just when T-Mobile will unleash the handset in the U.S., but it should launch by the end of the month.
In the meantime, Nokia promises to offer more details about the Nokia Lumia 925 this week and answer questions about the smartphone, as well as show off some the innovative software features that aim to enrich the Lumia range. So stay tuned.
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