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Nokia Lumia 930 goes official: Lumia Icon look-alike for the rest of the world

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Nokia Lumia 930 goes official: Lumia Icon look-alike for the rest of the world

The Nokia Lumia 930 has just gone official, and it is just what rumors painted it to be - a Lumia Icon look-alike smartphone with a 5-inch 1080 x 1920-pixel full HD display, a 20-megapixel PureView camera, and a few software tricks up its sleeve. 

The Lumia 930 will ship with Windows Phone 8.1 on board, and it comes with metallic elements on the side, plus it also supports wireless charging. In addition, just like many other Lumias, it captures outstanding sound thanks to its advanced (likely, HAAC microphone) that also support directional stereo recording.

The Lumia 930 boils down to the following specs:

  • 5” 1080x1920-pixel ClearBlack OLED display with Super Sensitive Touch
  • 2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 system chip with 2GB of RAM
  • 20-megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS lens and dual LED flash
  • Stereo sound recording with directional sound
  • 32GB of internal storage (no support for microSD cards)
  • 2420mAh battery
  • Qi wireless charging

One of the biggest highlights of the Lumia 930 is, of course, its 20-megapixel camera. In fact, the camera in the 930 looks exactly like the one in the Lumia Icon (on paper) - it features a large, 1/2.5" image sensor, f/2.4 aperture, and auto-focus with 2-stage shutter key. Of course, it allows the same features like 2x high-resolution zoom and optical image stabilization (OIS).

In terms of software tricks, you get a new Nokia Storyteller app that will combine your images and videos, and add a soundtrack to them, much like HTC does with its highlight reels.

The Nokia Lumia 930 release date is set for June, when the phone will start selling in Europe. Later on, the phone will sell in Asia, India and Middle East. It will be available on more than 100 operators, and its starting price is set at $599 off contract.



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posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:08 8

1. aayupanday (Posts: 580; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Finally!
Fine successor to the 920
But the wait is definitely long :(

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:23 1

17. jsdechavez (Posts: 757; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


And quite worthy. This will go head on with Sony's Z2. What M8? lol
The next thing they have to work on an IP certified phone.
And a quad-core update for the Lumia 1020.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:37 4

27. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Whenever you hold this device it will tells you gorgeousness. I bet ya.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 15:49 1

51. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


fail no sd card small battery and 2 gig ram. this is to all the people talking crap about the htc m8 saying the 930 will be better

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 21:35 1

56. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


2 gig ram on windowsphone. Its different than 2 gigs on android mr engineer.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:08 3

2. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Looks sweeet!

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:53 3

40. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


930 standout in crowd.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:08 5

3. sgodsell (Posts: 4300; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Not coming to North America, oh well.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:14 5

6. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Dude, you have the Icon...

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:19 5

11. jellmoo (Posts: 1863; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


On a single carrier in a single country...

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:21 1

15. drazwy (Posts: 218; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


uh, verizon users have the Icon. Can hardly be considered a North American release. Oh well, Maybe next year. Probably be exclusive to some other carrier I don't have.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:45 1

33. sip1995 (Posts: 1629; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Why don't you buy it from Europe ?

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:53 3

39. drazwy (Posts: 218; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Likely won't support my bands. No European phone released to date supports all T-Mobile US bands. :(

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:09 3

4. hurrycanger (Posts: 1599; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Nice. Nice. Nice.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:13 1

5. Leonis (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


So no SD-card? wp 8.1 has to be fantastic for me to buy any phones with WP.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:15 3

7. drazwy (Posts: 218; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


No US release? How f'n lame.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:19 1

10. kareivis (Posts: 45; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


US already have Lumia Icon. Same phone.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:21 1

13. camera531 (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


It's the Lumia Icon exactly. Just without the Verizon logo. This means the US has had it for months before the rest of the world.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:25 2

20. drazwy (Posts: 218; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Was hoping to have some kinda Nokia WP flagship release that wasn't limited to 1 carrier for the first time ever.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:31 4

23. hurrycanger (Posts: 1599; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Carrier exclusive is the problem. Verizon service is also too expensive.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:15 3

8. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Gorgeous.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:18 6

9. Beijendorf (Posts: 354; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Technology from mid-2013. Released as a pretend-flagship in mid-2014. I'm disappointed, Nokia.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:21 3

14. papss (unregistered)


Say what? It's the same as every other flagship so far

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:24 1

18. jsdechavez (Posts: 757; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


He's probably spec sheet peepin'. Don't mind him. haha

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:29 6

22. Beijendorf (Posts: 354; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Snapdragon 800.
Expected in May: Snapdragon 805.

1080p screen
Expected this year: 1440p.

20 MP camera.
Expected this year: Computational photography technology.

No SD-card support. No on-screen buttons.

It's nice looking, but the internals are embarrassing. Especially since the release is set for June. This phone was ready back in Q4 of 2013, but was delayed because of Verizon testing and wish to negotiate with Microsoft instead of Nokia. And now Nokia is telling us it's the 930. It's like they just now realised how long ago they released a mainstream flagship and desperately tried to pass this Lumia 929 off as their next flagship.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:35 1

25. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Its got the same specs as the Galaxy S5 and the M8, & an better camera than those two. And it is way ahead of the iPhone 5S in terms of specs, if that's what you look for in a smartphone. Stop hating just cuz it's WP.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:35 1

26. jellmoo (Posts: 1863; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


So what we can take out of this are that the internals on the S5, M8 and Z2 are also embarrassing?

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:43 1

31. Beijendorf (Posts: 354; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


People have already criticised the plastics of the S5, camera of the One, minimal change of the Z2 and so forth. But at the very least, they did give them the 801-processor.

And here's the big difference: They're out today. This Lumia 929+1 isn't out for another 3 months.

Sony has already stated they're intending to release upgrades every 6 months to keep up with technology. That would mean the 929+1 is nearly 2 generations behind when it's released compared to Sony's devices.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:48 1

34. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


"No on screen buttons."

What?? No thanks. I don't want on screen buttons with space left below the screen.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:51 1

36. adwienc (Posts: 136; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Oh man...S800 will be very good SoC for next 2-3 years and WP is very well optimised, also in games DX will be used which will make games even better without power sufficiency. Who needs 2K on 5" screen? It's so stupid, for me 720p would be good i don't need FHD on such device. Camera is great. No SD is really shame and i don't understand why more and more oems stop putting these slots. On screen buttons are ugly and take screen space. I hate them on Android.
Overall it's great device but imo too big. I find 4.5 of L1020/920 perfect size. And i'd like to see 935 with design of L925

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