Nokia Lumia 930 will be equipped with 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus audio recording

Nokia Lumia 930 will be equipped with 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus audio recording
The Nokia Lumia 930 was introduced just yesterday. The new Windows Phone flagship model is similar to the Nokia Lumia Icon, which is an exclusive to Verizon. There are a few differences of note between the two models. One is the various color options that buyers of the Lumia 930 will have. The second is that the Lumia 930 will feature 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus audio recording. Nokia says that the Lumia 930 will be the first smartphone to offer this feature.
The same HAAC (high-amplitude audio recording) microphones found on the Nokia Lumia 1520 and the Nokia Lumia Icon, are found on the Nokia Lumia 930. The difference is in the firmware and Nokia has hinted that a future update to the Lumia 1520 and Lumia Icon will add the 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus technology to those two models.

Currently, the 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus audio recording feature is still in development, and can only be found on a few units of the Lumia 930 kept internally by Nokia. The Finnish manufacturer hopes to finish off the feature in the weeks before the phone is launched in June. The option will be found in the Camera settings under Video. Nokia already prides itself on the quality of the sound reproduction on video captured by the rear camera on its high-end models. The 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus technology on the Nokia Lumia 930 takes the audio to another level.

source: WPCentral

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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. poppany75

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 25, 2008

Would love to see the Nokia 1520 on Sprint but won't happen. Nokia is always inventing themselves. Always loved Nokia. Wish they made more Android phones. Nokia puts great emphasis on camera, sound and design. If the Nokia 1820 is real, may have to make that my second phone for business.


Posts: 2818; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

BAM! And people say Nokia does not invent! Nokia does innovate, and almost eveytime some other company is copying them. Wait and see what apple will say.......we are the first ones to equip a phone with Dolby Digital whahahah. A phone company that truly innovate is Nokia, the others are just behind! Nokia can now use highend spec in their phones........WP is a light OS but people do look at specs. WP still needs to fix some key thing in WP, if the OS is mature it will sell like hell!

22. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I want it just release it already.

20. mr2009

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

now what i want is to be able to while transfer files between PC and my Lumia while wireless charging it without using micro usb.

19. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

That is great news, true quality.

18. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

What's the benefit?

21. mixedfish

Posts: 1574; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

There is no benefit, other than to brag about it or convenience for casual users. If it doesn't have 5 directional mics, it's completely pointless. Adds nothing that you couldn't just mux in yourself with a video editing software with one click.

23. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

better audio quality when you record something, look at any video from a 1520 and you will see the four mic really make a difference when it comes to recording sounds

28. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Watch the icon vs s4 on youtube for audio. It is a drag racing scene...that is the difference, and when combined with 5.1...even better

17. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Yeah, and you, PA, as strange as it sounds, said that the sound recording on the Lumia 1520 is "terrible" (on the comparison article with the HTC One M8)! Which is, considering every other tech site has praised it, heck even your own review of the device read: "In the audio recording quality front, its four microphones help to capture crisp and clear tones."!!

11. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Great feature!

10. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

WP8.1 plus 930/1520 will be great, an average user will be more than happy with these, shame that no one can break the marketing machine of samsung..

9. papss unregistered

Wow I want that feature too.. Nokia is my favorites cell co

7. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Very cool feature ;) I think Nokia is not that far behind its competitors in terms of hardware or software,its just a diferent company trying to earn the consumers' heart The relation between hardware and software in WP is very good,plus Nokia's hardware that is more than enough to run the system and games,with very well made devices and very good looking displays :D

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

And we know lumia icon and 1520 is in top 5 gaming device in rightware. And both using 800 snapdragon, not 801 newer one.

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I like it how the 1520 gets better and better

3. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I like that everytime Nokia put a new feature in a phone, its not a gimmicky one. They always put stuff to there phones that are useful to people. OIS, Wireless charging, super sensitive screens for glove use..

4. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I'd prefer docks over so called wireless charging but yea, its mostly true :p

12. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

you just leave your phone on the plate, no need to check if you put it right in the dock or what so ever. Amazing feature for lazy people like me and PLUS it saves your phone usb connector since you dont use it for charging.

31. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Well the only dock i've really used is the mk31 for the z1 and its on the side so it isnt really hard to just put it down. But sure wireless is a 1 sec faster method but does it really load as quickly?.

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

It just keeps on getting better :)

1. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Oh man the Lumia 930 is shaping up to be one attractive smartphone!

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

This is what I call outstanding phone from Nokia Dolby digital is perfect. Amazing.....

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

And every Nokia features are usable.

25. nedywest71

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Hi.Plan to move from Android to WP.Can you tell me if there are any guaranties from Nokia or MS for future Upgrades to WP9 when available for this phone? I really like it but if no MP9 Upgrade guarantee I may wait bit longer for that switch. Thanks in advance!

26. the_best

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

WP9 is a rumor, and not even a strong rumor. in all likelihood we wont se anything like wp9 for at least a few more years, and by then its time for a new phone anyway. This troll rumor hails from when wp7 got trashed for wp8. wp7 got trashed for not being able to upgrade to better hardware for new phones, but since wp8 dont have that problem thats not going to happen.

27. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

About the same boat as people who got left out of the ios7 update and droid 4.x update (of which droid 2.x are still being sold as new) Right now Blue is far enough away that you would probably buy 1 or 2 phones by then.

29. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

lol. you cant even get android4.4 on all 2013 samsung devices. and you ask if wp8 can get wp9? 8.1 is already great if not the best update on WP. you decide.

32. g2a5b0e unregistered

You can say the same thing for any Android manufacturer. Why single out Samsung? You sound like a butthurt fanboy to me.

34. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

samsung = android nokia = WP deal with it.

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