The Nokia Lumia 925 is now available to buy in Germany according to the Finnish mobile maker, with new territories including the UK to follow in the near future.

Nokia’s newest flagship, the aluminium-shelled Lumia 925 may well only be available to buy in Germany as of  today but will be headed to other European countries and China next, followed hot on the heels by the US and other markets, Nokia confirmed on Monday.

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The Lumia 925 builds on the camera prowess of earlier members of the Lumia line, with an 8.7 megapixel sensor, and the addition of Nokia’s PureView camera software thrown into the mix for good measure. All of which results in some of the best low-light pictures you can take with a smartphone.

While the phone is primarily metal, it’s not quite all aluminium as there’s a polycarbonate back plate, which can be specified to come in white, grey, or black. If you’re upgrading from a Nokia Lumia 920, you’ll be pleased to hear that your Qi-compatible wireless charging pad can still be of some use as there’s also a seperate wireless charging cover that be clipped onto the rear of the phone, available in white, black, yellow or red.

Under-the-bonnet, the phone runs Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system but also includes some of Nokia’s own apps and services, such as Nokia Music and its HERE Maps and Navigation services.

In addition, the Lumia 925 also comes with a previously unseen feature on earlier models known as the Nokia Glance Screen, which allows you to see the time and battery status of the phone without actually needing to touch it. Nokia has also added the ability to wake the phone with a double tap on the display, too.

A number of operators around the world have pledged to stock the slimmest member of the Lumia family to-date, including Vodafone, Three and O2 in the UK.