We have yet another proof that Nokia and Microsoft are a perfect couple. The fruit of the relationship is the new flagship smartphone Nokia Lumia 930 powered with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 software. The first time we heard about the phone which was known then as Nokia Martini. At that time we were led to believe that it could be announced in the second half of April. Later rumors suggested that the device could actually be unveiled much earlier, during Microsoft conference. And guess what? It’s April 2nd and the Nokia Lumia 930 is now official.
Nokia Lumia 930 Windows Phone 8.1
As expected, the Nokia Lumia 930 is basically the Lumia Icon with updated Windows Phone 8.1 OS on board. While the Lumia Icon is exclusive to Verizon, the Lumia 930 will be available globally compatible with any GSM carrier, such as AT&T and T-Mobile in the US. The phone will go on sale in June first in Europe and later on in Asia, India and Middle East. Over 100 operators across the world will be offering the handset for $599 off contract.
Like many high-end phones from the Lumia family, the 930 focuses on camera experience. The 20-megapixel PureView camera has huge potential thanks to its large, 1/2.5″ image sensor, f/2.4 aperture, auto-focus with 2-stage shutter keys, 2x high-resolution zoom, dual LED flash and optical image stabilization. To add more to the fun, the Nokia Lumia 930 is pre-loaded rich camera software such as a new Nokia Storyteller app which allows you to create unique compositions of images, video and sound.
The Lumia 930’s 5-inch 1080 x 1920 ClearBlack OLED display uses Super Sensitive Touch technology which will let you operate the phone even when wearing gloves. The screen has a pixel resolution of 441 ppi and offers a near 180-degree viewing angle. Under the hood a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2 GB of RAM taking care of seamless performance.
The phone comes with 32 GB of internal memory, however, you might want to be careful with what content you want to keep, since there is no microSD slot for storage expansion. Other features include a 2-megapiexl front-facing camera, a 2,420 mAh battery, Qi wireless charging, NFC and stereo sound recording with directional sound. Of course, the phone will ship with Windows Phone 8.1 with such new features as a notification center and Cortana – a new voice search tool similar to Siri and Google Now.
more info: Nokia