FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia's flagship Lumia 925 smartphone has gone up for preorder in the UK, although its price might put some buyers off.
If you thought the Samsung Galaxy S4 was expensive we advise you look away now, as UK retailer Digital Phone Company is offering Nokia's latest flagship smartphone for a whopping £589.99. In comparison, Samsung's Galaxy S4 can now be picked up from £552.00 SIM-free, while Apple's cheapest iPhone 5 is priced at £529.00.
The website is also selling the handset on two year pay monthly contracts with T-Mobile and Vodafone, with the cheapest tariff priced at £37 a month. This will get buyers a free Nokia Lumia 925 handset, 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of monthly data.
However, it's worth noting that Nokia has still to announce a price for the Lumia 925, but did say at the handset's unveiling last week that it would fetch around €470 before taxes and subsidies.
The Nokia Lumia 925 was announced last week as the successor to the Nokia Lumia 920. The handset features a 4.5in 1280x768 Clearblack display, a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system.
There's also an 8.7MP Pureview camera that Nokia is touting as one of the best mobile cameras on the market today, as well as a polycarbonate and aluminum case, departing from Nokia's typically vibrant Lumia case designs.
If Digital Phone Company is to be believed, the Nokia Lumia 925 will start shipping on 12 June. µ