The rumors were (unsurprisingly) true. Nokia's revealed its biggest phone to date, with a screen measuring in at 4.7 inches. It's the Lumia 625 and the series has certainly grown a fair bit since the Lumia 620 launched earlier this year. However, it keeps the same resolution, a slightly pixelated 800 x 480, but bumps the processing power up to a dual-core Snapdragon S4, throwing in LTE for good measure. Despite that hulking LCD screen, however, it's still thinner than the Lumia 920 at 9.15mm (0.36 inches). It's a Nokia smartphone, so there are plenty of HSPA radios to keep its global fanbase happy and, rare for an entry-level Lumia, LTE radios -- we're looking at the British EE-friendly Band 3 option here.
But, if anything reminds us that this is no Lumia flagship device, it's the camera. Don't expect any 41-megapixel sensors. In fact, get ready to be a little underwhelmed by a 5-megapixel camera module, although you'll still get the likes of the gif-making Cinemagraph and the same Smart Camera app seen on the Lumia 925. You'll have 8GB of internal memory to fill with your best photo moments from the outset, while (courtesy of the removable back) you can crank this up to 64GB with microSD if needed. Meanwhile, customization options includeorange, green, yellow, white and black cases, although there's no turquoise shade like we saw at the launch of the Lumia 620. It'll be headed to EE, Vodafone, O2, Phones4U and Carphone Warehouse in early September, priced at £200 or 220 euros for continental Europeans. We're hoping to handle the device in earnest very soon, so check back in a few minutes for our first impressions.
Gallery: Nokia Lumia 625 hands-on