Nokia announces Lumia 930 priced at $599

By on April 2, 2014, 6:15 PM
nokia, smartphone, flagship, windows phone 8.1, lumia 930

Nokia showed up at Microsoft’s Build 2014 conference with a new flagship smartphone in tow, the Lumia 930. If you’re thinking this phone looks a bit familiar, you’d be right as it’s essentially the international version of the Lumia Icon.

Unveiled by former (and soon to be again) Microsoft employee Stephen Elop, the device features a 5-inch display operating at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels good for a pixel density of 441. It’s coated in a protective layer of Gorilla Glass 3 and features technology from Synaptics so you can use it while wearing gloves.

Inside is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC ticking along at 2.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of flash memory and a 2420mAh battery good for up to 18 days of standby and 15.5 hours of talk time. Naturally, it'll be mated with Windows Phone 8.1.

Elsewhere is the same 20-megapixel camera from the Icon which is certainly no slouch. It features an f/2.4 Zeiss lens, optical image stabilization and dual LED flashes. A total of four microphones are used to capture audio when recording video in up to 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second.

The Lumia 930 will retail for $599 sans contract and will arrive with metallic edges and a colored back panel in your choice of black, white, green or orange. It’ll be available starting in June in Europe, Nokia said. Unfortunately the phone won’t be making the trip across the pond but that’s alright as those in the US already have access to the Lumia Icon and the Lumia 1520.

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.