Nokia Lumia 930 Goes Official as “the Best of Microsoft and Lumia”

The smartphone will be available from June for $600 (€435)

By on April 2nd, 2014 19:19 GMT

Although previous rumors claimed Nokia will not announce the Lumia 930 at BUILD 2014 developer conference or it will make it official with Windows Phone 8, the Finnish company officially introduced what appears to be the best smartphone in the Lumia family.

All high-end Lumia smartphones launched in the last couple of months are packed with PureView cameras and Lumia 930 is no exception to the rule.

According to Nokia, the Lumia 930 boasts an impressive 20-megapixel PureView main camera that features Carl Zeiss optics, OIS (optical image stabilization), autofocus, dual LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording. A secondary 1.2-megapixel wide-angle camera is included in the front as well.

But that's not all. Nokia also added four high-quality microphones, allowing directional recording which improves the clarity while capturing videos but removing the sounds outside the direction of shooting.

Nokia Lumia 930 sports an amazing 5-inch full HD (1080p) capacitive touchscreen display that supports 441ppi (pixel density) and features Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating, along with Super Sensitive Touch technology.

Hardware-wise, Nokia armed the Lumia 930 with a powerful enough 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, which is complemented by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory.

The bad news is the Lumia 930 lacks microSD card slot, but owners will also receive 7GB of free cloud storage via OneDrive.

Nokia Lumia 930
Nokia Lumia 930
When it comes to design, the smartphone looks very much like the Lumia 925. It features an aluminum frame and a polycarbonate back cover. Nokia also included built-in wireless charging into the phone chassis.

The Lumia 930 measures 137 x 71 x 9.8mm and weighs 167 grams (battery included). The phone is powered by a 2420 mAh battery that should provide up to 23 days of standby time, up to 15 hours of talk time or up to 86 hours of music playback time.

Nokia confirmed the Lumia 930 will be available for purchase for $600 (€435) before taxes and subsidies. The smartphone will go on sale from June in Europe, Asia, India, Middle East and Latin America in bright orange, bright green, black and white color options.

The Finnish handset maker stated the rollout of the smartphone will throughout the world, except the United States, throughout the summer.

Along with Lumia 630, Nokia Lumia 930 will among the first smartphones to ship with Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box. All current Lumia smartphones powered by Windows Phone 8 will receive the new OS via an update that should arrive this summer.

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