Nokia Lumia 930 will be bundled with free wireless charging pad?

Nokia Lumia 930 will be bundled with free wireless charging pad?
Since the Nokia Lumia 930 will offer built-in support for Qi wireless charging, Nokia has decided to bundle the phone with a free wireless charging pad, according to a report published on Saturday. Nokia also offered built-in support for Qi wireless charging with the Nokia Lumia 920. The manufacturer made it an option with other models like the Nokia Lumia 925, Nokia Lumia 1020 and Nokia Lumia 720. Owners of those three handsets have to switch to a special back cover with Qi embedded, in order for their phone to recharge wirelessly.

If true, this move will no doubt help Qi's push to become the wireless standard globally. Still, the technology faces some competition, even inside Nokia. The Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet, an AT&T exclusive in the U.S., offers built-in wireless charging from Qi competitor PMA.

Whether support for wireless charging is built-in to a handset, or requires a special back cover to be snapped in, a wireless charging pad is required to juice up the battery on the phone. If Nokia does bundle such a pad for free with the Nokia Lumia 930, it could end up being a big move toward wider acceptance of wireless charging in the U.S.

source: GeekonGadgets via GSMArena

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Lumia 930
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2420 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1



37. palmguy

Posts: 991; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Wireless charging, webOS.....sniff sniff, RIP. :(

31. inlinev

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 02, 2014

The MS Store basically offered the same package for the Icon. Verizon offered it for $550 off contract or you could get it through the MS Store for $600 with the charging pad. If carriers are including it for an on contract price of $200 (or equivalent) that is a step up but otherwise, you could save a little scratch by buying the phone for $550 (or equivalent) and buying your own charging pad for less than the $50 difference.

40. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

how can I get it through MS store?

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I was pretty excited about the Surface and Lumia 920 at one point in time but they really dropped the ball on both and now I have zero interest in either.

21. Beijendorf unregistered

Same here. I was so excited to see what new and innovative technology Nokia had been waiting so long (1,5 years!) to release in their next mainstream flagship. Turns out it was technology from last year crammed into a rather thick device. Nokia better deliver something actually impressive rather soon, and knock off the "3 months between announcement and release" times. I'm willing to bet the slow release time is because of an exclusivity-agreement with Verizon.

34. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Technology from last year? Let me remind you that the S5, the M8 all use the same chipset, albeit a little newer with 801, but that isn't a huge upgrade. And both of them sport 2 gigs of RAM. And IMO, the 930 has a better design than the S5.

41. Beijendorf unregistered

Nokia has always aced the designs, so the fact that they produced another beautiful handset didn't come as a surprise. The 801 SoC has new capabilities though and a 45 % faster image signal processor - something quite important for a phone with a focus on the camera. As for the RAM, Nokia makes no mention of which type it is which makes me assume it's an older generation compared to the other flagships, which is equally important for performance. And the worst part of all this is frankly that the phone costs more than the current 2014 flagships with newer technology, yet is released 3 months later. It's madness!

39. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

yes because all the phones released this year have better chips, better gpus and screens, cameras.....oh wait they don't.

10. Tumaini

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

Sure, this phone 'll replace my Lumia 920! Lov it

12. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Tbh, I'm a little disappointed the phone won't have Glance Screen (Nokia's version of Active notification).

25. papss unregistered

Say what? No glance? Between glance and knock those are features that are deal breakers for me.

26. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

He is wrong, there is Glance screen, only it wasn't mentioned in specs on official site, but I am sure it's just Nokia's mistake.

27. papss unregistered

Good.. Those are great features on my 1520.

43. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Thats what a real fanboy comment is. +1 dude

28. jellmoo

Posts: 2718; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

There was an article here a few days ago stating why the 930 wouldn't have glance (something to do with the type of Amoled screen used). Glance seems to be a casualty here. (It's also not on the Icon, so...)

30. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

33. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Unfortunately, there's no Glance screen on the 930. The reason is stated on an article on wpcentral.

42. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

No, the 930/ Icon don't have glance because of the screen technology... Somthing about it not having a memory display.. ..................

44. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Haha cool.

9. timezone

Posts: 87; Member since: Jun 16, 2013

Nice sentiment but I don't see the logic. This phone is not going to be released in the US. At least not in the foreseeable future. How does this help establish qi acceptance in the US?

11. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Furthermore, realistically, Nokia doesn't have the pull here to standardize it. Only Samsung and Apple have that.

7. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Nice, Nokia and WP is killing it these days, great all around product.

23. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I can't wait to get my first lumia, the 930 orange with free wireless charger. Go Nokia.

3. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

I'm so friggin excited!! I just really damn hope they'll announce that it'll come to US, because so far they've said it's going everywhere but here. If that will be the case it'll be a huge disappointment, unless of course they release something better for the US.

6. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

You already have lumia icon.... Same specs with wp 8.0....will be updated too...

8. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Because everyone wants to be on Verizon, amiright?

24. papss unregistered

Agreed... Being only on vzn makes it out of reach for me.

38. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Same for me, but that means we have things like amazon to purchase the phone. And with it being international it probably has more radio bands, could be wrong.

1. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Take out the camera and this phone is described in one word, SH**!!!

2. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I'll just say best of luck. Nokia fanboys coming soon

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