Nokia launches Lumia smartphone with its most advanced camera yet



Nokia has launched its latest high-end smartphone with a new metal design and its most advanced camera yet

If taking pictures on your smartphone is a big deal to you then you're going to love Nokia's latest handset.

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The Finnish company launched its new Lumia 925 at a much-hyped event in London - showing off a handset featuring a camera it calls its most advanced yet.

The camera, dubbed "smart" by Nokia, can create the "perfect" high-quality shot by capturing 10 images simultaneously.

Nokia described the handset as its best smartphone ever, with a spokesperson calling it "beautifully refined" and "beautifully crafted", while an analyst at uSwitch.com said it was the handset "true Nokia fans have been waiting for".  

The phone was earlier teased on YouTube, with a video showing off the handset and trailing the slogan "more than your eyes can see".

Here's a photo courtesy of Nokia showing how the camera works.

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The simultaneous-image-camera is a central feature, but there's more to phones than taking snaps. Namely, writing texts, browsing the web and even making calls.

Nokia is making these things easier too, with a feature to aid those who have difficulty texting or browsing Facebook in the sun - an enhanced screen which can be read in bright sunlight.

Another function of the modern phone is fashion and the new Lumia is designed with this in mind, featuring a slender design and sleek metal casing in a range of colours.   

Its casing is also thinner and lighter than Nokia handsets that came before.

Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia's smart devices, said: "We're advancing experiences on the Nokia Lumia portfolio, whether that means great new benefits for an existing Lumia owner or bringing new showcase devices like the Nokia Lumia 925."

Developers also had music lovers in mind with Nokia Music - which allows people to stream unlimited playlists.

Ernest Doku, telecoms expert at comparison site uSwitch.com, said the Lumia range was helping Windows Phone gain "traction".

Speaking of the new Lumia, he added: "The marriage of technical expertise in mobile imaging with a gorgeous piece of hardware shows that the Finnish manufacturer still has fire in its belly."

The phone comes with white, grey or black casing and will be available as early as June.