Nokia launches Lumia 925

Nokia has unveiled the Windows 8-based Lumia 925 smartphone

Nokia has unveiled its new Windows 8-based smartphone, the Lumia 925, at a press briefing in London

Nokia has announced its latest flagship handset, the Nokia Lumia 925, at a press briefing in London.

The follow-up to its Lumia 920, the 925 is a Windows 8-based smartphone, which comes loaded with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory and 7GB of cloud storage. A 32GB Lumia 925 is in the pipeline as an exclusive for Vodafone customers.

The 925 also has a 2,000 mAh battery and supports wireless charging.

The Lumia 925 weighs 139 grams and at 8.5mm is 2.2mm thinner than its predecessor. It's also less abrasive to look at; the phone's display is a 4.5 inch touchscreen of Gorilla 2 Glass, encased in a metal frame and a polycarbonate back, which is available in white, grey or black.

The key features Nokia is touting for the Lumia 925 centre around its 8.7 megapixel camera and image-stabilising technology. The Nokia Lumia 925 also introduces Nokia Smart Camera allowing users to capture ten images at once and edit the pictures with options like Best Shot, Action Shot, and Motion Focus.

Access to social networks and sites such as Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook comes as a standard pre-load.

The Nokia Lumia 925 is expected to go on sale in the UK sometime in June with Vodafone and other, as yet unannounced, retail and operator partners.