A first look at the Nokia Lumia 930 – the latest flagship Windows Phone

Callum Tennent
April 3, 2014

The latest flagship Windows Phone has been unveiled at Microsoft’s developer conference Build 2014 – the Nokia Lumia 930.

It will come running the brand new Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, as well as a 1080p 5-inch display – that equals 441 PPI. Sitting behind that gorgeous display is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of built-in storage.

Even more impressive is its 2,420 mAh battery – complete with wireless charging technology. Nokia is even giving away a free wireless charging pad with every handset purchased to help drive wider adoption of the technology (who are these people that are so reluctant to use it? It’s so  futuristic). A great incentive if ever there was one.

Of course it wouldn’t be a Lumia phone without a stupendous camera, which is why the Lumia 930 will pack a 20 megapixel PureView snapper. It’s got image stabilisation, plus Zeiss optics – which Zeiss themselves explain as allowing “variable aperture that permits great picture taking in all light conditions, a mechanical shutter for pictures with less motion blur and a high-end sensor for higher resolution”. The camera will reside within  an aluminium frame with a polycarbonate (read: plastic) back, available in orange, green black and white.

The Lumia 930 will see a European release this June, whilst it’ll be the Lumia Icon launching in its stead in the US. It should carry a price tag of £360 (yay!) before tax (boo!).

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Callum Tennent

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