At the MWC in February Nokia didn’t announce any Windows Phone devices. Instead, the company introduced its brand new Nokia X Android series and refreshed the Asha lineup. For the last few years, however, Nokia’s main focus have been Windows Phone handsets, so it came as no surprise when earlier this month @evleaks revealed that a new WP flagship phone known as Martini was on its way. Of course, it’s not what the phone will be called when it hits the stores. It turns out that the Martini may arrive as the new Nokia Lumia 930, quite possibly as early as next month.
Lumia 930 to be a GSM version of the Lumia Icon
At this point very little is known about the Nokia Martini / Lumia 930. What we have heard about the phone so far suggests that it could be an international version of the Lumia Icon, which in turn is very similar to the Lumia 1520 only more compact. Clearly, the Lumia 930 will be a flagship phone.
Some observers found it a bit surprising that a handset of such class wasn’t mentioned even briefly at the Mobile World Congress. When you give it a second thought, however, it starts to make sense. @evleaks believes that the Lumia 930 will be released running Windows Phone 8.1, sometimes referred to as Windows Phone Blue. The latest version of Microsoft’s platform isn’t official yet, though. Apparently, Nokia didn’t want to jump guns and unveil a phone with the most recent version of Windows Phone on board ahead of official announcement of the OS itself.
The Finnish company is expected to hold a special event on April 19th. The date is not confirmed yet; however, if the speculations pan out the Nokia Lumia 930 might be announced on that day. According to earlier rumors, the phone could come with a 4.5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, 20-megapixel camera and a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor. Other rumored features include 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, microSD slot for storage expansion and a 2,700 mAh battery.