Nokia announced the Lumia 930 during the first keynote at Microsoft’s Build 2014 conference. The Lumia 930 is an international version of the Lumia Icon and its codename during development was 'Martini'.The Lumia Icon is a Verizon exclusive in the United States. It’s also a highly desired phone internationally, which is why Nokia has produced the Lumia 930 for global markets. The Lumia 930 is identical to the Lumia Icon in nearly every way except you get you a variety of extra color options with the Lumia 930.
It's the first phone in the world to feature Dolby 5.1 audio recording, a feature that may come to the Lumia 1520 and Lumia Icon in the future.
Up front you’ll find a 5-inch touchscreen with Full HD. That’s a 1920 x 1080 OLED ClearBlack display with an eye-pleasing 441 pixels-per-inch. This is protected with by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, so it’s resistant to daily scuffs and scratches.
There are other powerful internal specs helping the Lumia 930 run smoothly. There’s a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor inside to get you through your computing tasks. In the memory department you get 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Sadly, there’s no expandable memory card support, but you do get OneDrive cloud storage to ease the pain a bit.
The Lumia 930 is no slouch in the imaging department. In the back you have a 20MP PureView camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and ZEISS optics. In the front you have a high-definition 1.2 MP wide-angle camera for selfies and video calls.
The Lumia 930 has the same design aesthetics of the Lumia Icon, but with a bit more color. Nokia went in a different design direction with the Lumia 930 than devices like the Lumia 920 and Lumia 1020. Nokia mixes an aluminum frame with a curved polycarbonate back to create an elegant device. The Lumia 930 is available in bright orange, bright green, black and white.
The Lumia 930 won’t be coming to the United States anytime soon, since the U.S. has the Icon. This is a device meant for the world. The Lumia 930 is expected to be available in June 2014 for $599. It’ll rollout in Europe, Asia, India, the Middle East and Latin America.
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