The Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has just announced the launch of the new Nokia Lumia 625. It is the first Windows Phone-smartphone by Nokia that is equipped with a 4.7-inch display.
In addition, the new Nokia Lumia 625 is a smartphone of the mid to lower price range that has built-in LTE support despite the fairly low price. The Nokia Lumia 625 with Windows Phone OS has a 4.7-inch IPS display with a low resolution of 800×480 pixels.
The screen has a protection cover made of the known Gorilla Glass 2 and a so-called High-Brightness mode to make the display of the Nokia Lumia 625 readable even in the sunlight.
The Nokia Lumia 625 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400-SoC (ARM) under the hood. This dual-core processor runs at 1.2GHz and has an integrated Adreno 305 graphics unit (GPU) – the same GPU that is used in the upcoming HTC One mini.
In addition, the Nokia Lumia 625 features, beside the LTE-support, 512 megabytes of RAM, while eight gigabytes of internal flash memory are installed in the device for the user. The internal storage can be expanded by the use of an external microSD card – up to 64 Gigabyte.
The primary camera of the Nokia Lumia 625 is located at the backside and can take pictures with 5 megapixel and also record videos with a 1080p resolution. Further, there is even a LED flash on the back to support the camera in dark areas. The camera on the front side of the Nokia Lumia 625 is able to record videos in a 480p-resolution.
In addition, under the hood of this new Nokia Windows-Phone-Smartphone, there is Wi-Fi-Support, Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy),Quad band-GSM support, HSPA+ up to 42 MBit/s (megabit per second),LTE up to 100 MBit/s and A-GPS support.
As with the already available Nokia Lumia 620, the Lumia 625 also comes with a semi-transparent plastic case, which will be available in five different colours. The covers can be replaced by the user as desired.
The battery of the Nokia Lumia 625 is sized quite well with a capacity of 2000mAh and should provide a maximum talk time via GSM of 23.9 hours as well as 15.2 hours in 3G mode can be achieved, while the battery of the Lumia 625 the device up to 23 days of standby time, according to the Finnish producer Nokia. With a thickness of 9.15 millimetres, the Lumia 625 is quite thin, but brings quite a lot of weight with 159 grams on the scale.
The Nokia Lumia 625 will be available in the Middle East as well as in other areas such as China, Europe, Asia Pacific, India, Africa and Latin America in the third quarter of this year.
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Fun, Fast and Affordable: Nokia Unveils Lumia 625
Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 625, an accessibly priced 4G smartphone to help people see more of what they love. The Nokia Lumia 625 delivers high-speed entertainment to a wide audience with a large 4.7-inch super-sensitive LCD screen and 4G Internet access.
Nokia Lumia 625Building on the award winning Nokia Lumia design, the Nokia Lumia 625 includes five brightly coloured changeable shells, which add to the Live Tile personalisation brought by Windows Phone 8.
The Nokia Lumia 625 also provides many innovations found in the recently announced flagship Nokia Lumia 1020. These include a range of integrated camera applications like Nokia Smart Camera, offering handy features like removing unwanted objects from pictures, and Nokia Cinemagraph, which turns photos into living memories with added movement.
“With our largest smartphone screen to date, the Nokia Lumia 625 is a perfect example of how Nokia is delivering leading smartphone innovation and experiences at every price point,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president, Nokia Smart Devices.
Powered by the latest version of Windows Phone 8 and including the Nokia Lumia Amber update, the Nokia Lumia 625 delivers a richer and easier to use smartphone experience at a competitive price. Live Tiles update direct to the home screen, and People Hub makes it easy to stay connected with friends and family. Windows Phone 8 also includes Xbox Live, Microsoft Office, and 7GB of online SkyDrive storage to simply make life easier.
With access to more than 165,000 apps including Vimeo, Temple Run and WhatsApp, the Nokia Lumia 625 offers faster mobile fun, as well as safer surfing with Internet Explorer 10 – making it ideal for viewing videos, games, and other content. The Nokia Lumia 625 also offers SD memory card support, allowing up to 64GB of additional content storage.
Nokia Music provides unlimited streaming of ad-free mixes without registration or subscription, plus the ability to download mixes for listening offline with the Nokia Lumia 625. Nokia has also teamed with Coloud(TM) to create BOOM(TM) headphones that combine audio prowess with excellent value, and integrated microphone and buttons for voice calls and music control.
With its big screen and super-fast connectivity, the Nokia Lumia 625 offers leading maps and location experiences from HERE, providing free maps, turn-by-turn navigation and public transport guidance.
The Nokia Lumia 625 will be available in a range of colours including orange, yellow, bright green, white and black with an array of changeable shells enabling easy personalisation. With an estimated retail price of 220 Euros before taxes and subsidies, the Nokia Lumia 625 is planned to begin selling in China, Europe, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East, Africa and Latin America in Q3 2013.[/toggle]