It seems like Nokia is really serious into getting back the glory they once had a couple of years back, before the whole iPhone–and Android era. With Microsoft’s acquisition of the Finnish company, we’ve seen a whole range of Nokia Lumia devices, from an entry level phone to high end ones, powered by non other than the Windows Phone OS. No more than 12 hours ago, Nokia released their latest flagship phone, the Nokia Lumia 930, together with 2 other devices–the Nokia Lumia 630 and 635 which you can read about here.
Taking the flagship status from last year’s Lumia 1020, the Lumia 930 may not come with a camera shooter as big as the former, but it does come with a whole bunch of other spec bumps that will surely make Nokia and Windows Phone fans very thrilled about the phone. And just a heads up, the Lumia 930 is pretty much the international GSM version with LTE capabilities of the Nokia Lumia Icon, an exclusive device for Verizon subscribers in the US.
Aesthetic wise, the body of the Lumia 930 is what you expect from any Lumia device, a colorful, polycarbonate body. The device comes in four colors options: Black, White, Bright Orange and Bright Green. Unlike the Lumia 635 and 630 also announced today, the back panel of the new flagship isn’t hot swappable. Don’t get us wrong, as this small detail isn’t a let down. Well, of course unless you’re a fashionista and wants your hot accessory’s color, known as your phone, to go perfectly with your outfit of the day, or #ootd.
Upfront is where the glorious 5 inch super sensitive ClearBlack AMOLED 1080p display. Switching the device on its back is where you’ll find the 20 megapixel PureView shooter with BIS, OIS and a dual LED flash. Like the 41 megapixel capable Lumia 1020 and the bigger Lumia 1520, the new Lumia 930 is also capable of shooting 5 megapixel scaled-down high-quality photos, for faster and easier photo sharing.
Under the hood, the Lumia 930 gets to business with a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, paired with a 2 GB worth of RAM. It’s actually the same processor and RAM found on the Lumia Icon and the Lumia 1520. Sadly, there’s no microSD card slot here, although there’s the 32 GB of internal storage.
Connectivity wise, the new Nokia Lumia 930 has you covered with LTE, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and USB 2.0. The phone comes with a huge 2,420 mAh battery with Qi wireless charging capability.
Finally, the phone runs with Windows 8.1 out of the box, so expect to see a new features on the device: Cortana, Windows Phone’s very own personal virtual assistant in answer to Apple’s Siri and Android’s Google Now; Action Center, a dedicated notification center and an updated lock screen and custom tile backgrounds, among others.
The Nokia Lumia 930 will carry a price tag of $599 (or ~Php 26k) and is expected to come sometime in June for European and Asian markets.
Nokia Lumia 930 official specs:
- Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1
- 2.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
- Adreno 330 GPU
- 5 inch ( 1920 x 1080 pixels ) Full HD super sensitive ClearBlack AMOLED display at 441 ppi
- 2 GB of RAM
- 32 GB of ROM
- 20 megapixel PureView main camera with 1/2.5” BSI sensor, F2.4 Aperture, OIS, and a dual-LED flash, 1080p video recording @ 30fps
- 1.2 megapixel front facing camera, 720p video recording
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, HSDPA/HSPA+/LTE
- FM Radio, USB 2.0
- 2,420 mAh battery with Qi wireless charging capability
- 137 x 71 x 9.8 mm, 167 grams
Also, watch the official Nokia Lumia 930 promo video below: