Nokia Lumia 925 image leaked (Updated)
@evleaks has built a reputation on providing new device images in advance of the "official" releases. This go around, they have leaked an image of what may be the Nokia Lumia 925, aka "Catwalk". It's a low-res image but you get a hint of the thinner form factor the Lumia 925 will offer.
The good news is that we won't have long to wait with Nokia's London event just around the corner where we expect the Lumia 925 to be announced. The Lumia 925 is expected to be fairly identical to the Lumia 920 but with a thinner, lighter body and an advanced camera.
We'll be at the press event tomorrow morning and keep you updated on all that develops.
Update: evleaks has also released a profile image of the Lumia 925. The image not only shows the thinner form factor but also the slight raise in the camera.
Source: evleaks (opens in new tab); Thanks, everyone, for the tips!
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The hump... Can't say it looks sexy but the pictures better make up for it
The hump on the camera is not that pronounced than HTC One X imo
I think what we're seeing is AT&T's exclusivity window on the 920 closing, so Verizon and TMo are now receiving their variants while AT&T will continue to carry the 920, with a pending price reduction.
The big question is what will happen to the Lumia phablet (L1000?) and the EOS this fall/winter. Will they both be exclusive to AT&T?
If the 925 hits TMo @ $450 off-contract, like the 920 did on AT&T, Nokia & WP could become a very powerful pair of devices on a carrier that's really poised to rise, IMO.
You very well may be right in your analysis and in your information. However as an 810 owner and given I know the same history LinkArt is refering to in the below comment, T-Mobile has not done themselves a favor with their quick EOL of the 810 or their abanding phones like the 710 or the Radar.
What I think would be wise for T-Mobile to do is, if they want to be a rising carrier and stop continued customer churn they need to change their customer service paradigm and stop yanking their customers around. Given the 710 sold quite well according to your post, I bet I can go on their site and see people still asking if the 710 will get the 7.8 update (an update AT&T is still pushing out). If T-Mobile does not treat their customers with respect, then we will continue to mistrust them.
Just looked at the T-Mobile forum for the 710. There's people asking about the 7.8 update for the 710 as recently as last week.
Given you said They were a significant source of Lumia sales 18 months ago with the 710" one would hope they would have reason to continue to support the phone and keep their customers satisfied. However one can also search the forum and see people stating that not supporting the phone was a manipulative move to get people onto a new Window Phone 8 device. Now just for a moment pretend that you were a 710 owner and you did take the bait to be updated to lets say the 810. How do you think that person would feel at this point?? I'm going to suggest the feeling would be akin to rage..... Succesful companies encourage brand loyalty. T-Mobile has not encouraged brand loyalty for their Windows Phones customers. We rightly think they often f*ck us.
At any rate, I still maintain that the 521 and the 925 (if priced at $450 off-contract) are perfect for T-Mobile's new "un-carrier" business model. On AT&T / Verizon these savings would go straight into the carriers' pockets. On TMo the customer will get to realize those savings, and the 521 in particular should destroy the competition on price.
Given the 925 comes in at $450 and the 521 is only $150, you are right, those are great prices. Also given the new Simple Choice plans and their release of the iPhone 5 they are poised to move forward. I also know about their absorbing metroPCS. However there are alternatives to their low prices, and I understand that Verizon is thinking about following suit with the no subsidy idea. T-Moble will tick up... However that advantage may not last for long. Furthermore, even though customer service is absymal across the entire cell phone industry, I think T-Mobile would be much better served at addressing their relationship with their customers. It's one thing to say that you are providing excellent customer service, however their customers can see through that facade easily. I was a T-Mobile prepaid customer for almost a year (and for longer than that some time ago), and just moved to their new plans on 4/1. However given their stunt with the 810 I will cancel my service and shove the 810 back in their face (thank you Washington State Attorney General). Their piss poor customer service paradigm means I will leave them just out of spite alone...
The 810 owners are very unhappy with T-Mobile's inability to clearly specify what their plans are for supporting the 810. I think that nothing shy of a NDA should prevent a company from communicating clearly with their customers (and if there was a NDA, I would specify that).
So at one point cheap phones does not trump being treated like a chump.
None of the carriers are going to tell you anything about support for future updates. In fact, they hate it so much they even prevented Microsoft from discussing their plans regarding updates for specific models and carriers.
I've been with T-Mobile for more than five years, with half of that time being with an HTC HD7. I found the support to be adequate (still have never managed to get visual voicemail working on my phone, though). If you have burning concerns about future support plans, but still want the cheap T-Mo rates, maybe you can get an unlocked device? That way you'd be able to get updates directly from Nokia.
I was looking at the new rates for my wife a couple days back, and she could get unlimted talk+text+2gb data for $60/month. Same thing costs $90/mo at AT&T. You'd be able to buy a brand new device every ~18 months with the savings.
I actually jumped from Virgin to the T-Mobile 4g montly plans and bought a HTC HD 7 from Cowboom about a year ago. I saw no indications that Virgin was going to get a Windows Phone and figured that T-Mobile would allow me to bring my own Windows Phone at a reasonable price. So that worked for a while. However I was on their 30 dollar 100 minute plan and did not like running out of time. So when they came up with their new plans I decided to jump at the unlimited 50 dollar plan and get an 810. Of course pretty much two weeks after I get the 810 (4/1) I heard they had let it go EOL. If they would actually communicate in a real fashion with their customers about how they would support the 810 I would keep it and likely stay with T-Mobile. But I really don't like the standard we don't know anything about nothing coming up type of communication that the carriers and manufactures spew. It ends up feeling either like they are incompetent, uncaring, or just manipulative. That is not how you want your customers to feel about one's company.
So there are alternatives to T-Mobile and I should be able to unlock my old HTC HD7 tomorrow....
I fear that locked or unlocked doesn't really matter if the phone is a carrier exclusive to T-Mobile, it still leaves us at the problematic mercy of T-Mobile.
The following is what was said from a pronounced Nokia employee today on MyNokiaBlog: multilayer graphene sensor of 27mp in size of 1/2.46″ with a
variable aperture lens ranging from 1.6 to 2.6 and a specialized camera
software for low- and high-light situations. 925 features an AMOLED
screen in resolution of 1280×768. Other specs excluding battery size,
material, size and weight of 149g are similar to 920. It by somehow these are true...wow, just wow.
I wonder if he is referring to the EOS, but that large opening could well be for the variable aperture, and that is a larger than "norm" sensor size, albeit dwarfed by the N8 and 808 Pureview - but they had fixed apertures...
Still more choice is good.
Just depends on how you handle your products. I would welcome another aluminum body Nokia. Hopefully, the Lumia's that they release in Q4 2013 for ATT will be aluminum. I would definitely purchase it at full price/off contract.
Personally I think it looks amazing and we are finally getting metallic phones again. Wont touch plastic phones.
But too bad the cry babie, and nay sayers can't STFU and stop with the BS.
I'll hold final jusdgment till AFTER the official announcement though...
Black aluminum would be slick. ;)
I don't get people need to bash something to "prove" they're happy with something else.
I won't call it "ugly" because, for one, I haven't actually seen it. And I still don't know what makes a F'n mobile device "sexy".
But I do remember reading that part of the reason the 920 is as 'thick' as it is has to do with the camera's sensor, and the parts that help with OIS.
Could it be possible that they took the same parts and put them in the *bump* part, as opposed to making the entire body the same thickness?
Who knows. All I care about is whether or not it comes to T-Mo.
I'm actually surprised how some of these comments are coming from current Lumia owners - I mean, really...it is not necessary to put down the aesthetic of another device, made by the same manufacturer as your current one, just so that you can 'still' feel good about your device.
Just embrace the change and evolution of the designs, people! At least Nokia is actually designing attractive, stylish phones, instead of the pumping out boring slabs like some of the other oems (for those other OSes).
T-Mobile should be treated as a major player and stop making these low end deals
and quality control problems, rather than overall looks! That's what makes a phones' experience great.