When Verizon Wireless bought the Nokia Lumia Icon to the US, the general opinion of the tech world was, that it was the best built Windows Phone out there. The device felt solid, looked good and was built like a tank. However, unless you were on the Verizon Wireless contract and in the US, you could not get the device, but thankfully that’s not the case anymore. At the BUILD Conference, Nokia has announced the Lumia 930, its latest flagship device, a global version of the Nokia Lumia Icon.
Specifications and features
The USP of the Lumia 930 is its raw power, gorgeous display and camera. The phone features a 5 inch Full HD 1080P display, which is a first for a global Windows Phone device. This gives it a PPI of 441. The display is protected by a Gorilla Glass 3 and Nokia claims, it has a full 180 Degree viewing angle as well as Super Sensitive Touch technology inbuilt, allowing you to operate the phone with gloves. The phone is integrated with Dolby Surround sound promising a wonderful rich musical experience. The device at its heart is run by a 2.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 800 SoC with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage with 7 GB on OneDrive. The Camera is a 20 MP Pureview shooter and has OIS on board. The front facing shooter is a 1.2 MP with wide-angle shot. The Camera brings a host of interesting features like a Creative Studio app that adds Instagram like filters, Living Images that can be integrated into Nokia’s StoryTeller app and more. The device has a 2420 mAh battery which at least on the first viewing looks a little short. The device is running Windows Phone 8.1 and brings all its goodness like Cortana, Action Center and desktop backgrounds. There is also a ‘Sensor Hub’ on board which basically helps keep track of the number of moves you make in a day.
Pricing and Availability
The Nokia Lumia 930 will cost $599 in the US without tax subsidies unlocked. It would be available on shelf for sale starting in June. It would gradually roll out in Europe, Asia, India, Middle East and Latin America and rest of the world later. The phone would be available in four cool colors including bright orange and green alongside standard black and white.