At Microsoft’s Build 2014 developer conference in San Francisco yesterday, Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop took the stage late in the event, and introduced three new smartphones. The big announcement was the stunning Lumia 930, the successor to the similarly brilliant Lumia 920 and Lumia 925.
The phone has a beautiful design. Wrapped in an aluminium frame, the Lumia 930′s curved polycarbonate rear panel comes in four different colours – green, orange, black and white. The brighter colours accentuate the metal frame, making it look fantastic in pictures. We can’t wait to see it in real life.
Nokia has fitted a 5-inch, 1080p resolution touchscreen to the Lumia 930, and has used a 2.2GHz, quad-core Snapdragon processor for power. As you’d expect, the camera is impressive. Fitted to the top-centre of the rear panel is a Carl Zeiss-lensed, 20-megapixel PureView camera. Nokia has added optical image stabilization, and on each corner of the device is a high quality microphone, for excellent audio to accompany recorded video.
The feature list continues with a 1.2-megapixel video call camera, 32GB of internal storage memory, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, a 2420mAh battery, wireless charging built-in, and 4G LTE connectivity. When the phone goes on sale, it’ll come pre-installed with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 software, which revamps Microsoft’s operating system considerably.