Nokia Lumia 930 announced at BUILD

Nokia has announced the much rumored Lumia 930. As expected this device is a GSM version of the Lumia Icon that was released on Verizon Wireless in February. The handset will share much of the same features of the Lumia Icon with the main difference in that it will be launching with Windows Phone 8.1.

Nokia Lumia 930 specifications:

  • 5" 1080p ClearBlack display
  • Metal and polycarbonate design
  • 2.2GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor 
  • 2GB of RAM
  • A 20 megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics
  • Advanced Rich Recording with four microphones delivering a flawless video and imaging experience

The handset will also debut with the Living Images application that will allow users to create moving picture videos that will integrate with Storyteller. The Lumia 930 is scheduled for release starting in June in Europe, Asia, Middle East and India, available from $599 USD before taxes and subsidies.

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This is the nicest looking Windows Phone I have seen yet. I am very happy with my Android phone but if I made the move to WP it would be this handset. I don't even mind some of the colors like Orange. I really like it!

I own a red Nexus 5 and if I were to go back to Windows Phone, I wouldn't mind getting an orange Lumia 930. This phone looks amazing. The only thing holding me back is app support but that's improving at a steady pace.

Nice, finally a different shaped Lumia from the previous series I hated. Now I just need to decide between this and the HTC One M8 running WP 8.1

June seems like a ridiculously long wait especially seeing as its just an icon. I thought they had stopped with announcing phones ages before they came out.

torrentthief said,
People are more bothered about the 630 and 635 which start at $160.

Bothered? Why? The 63x is going to get a huge push globally, in the US alone it'll be on AT&T, T-Mobile and I forget the 3rd carrier, from the start. I also think it starts at $150 for the single sim no? And $160 for dual sim with the LTE version at $190.

You can bet carriers will offer it for free though with a contract.

thats exactly what i mean, those phones are a big deal, this 930 isn't. People that want a high end phone don't want windows phone. The 630 will sell very well like the 520 has done.

torrentthief said,
thats exactly what i mean, those phones are a big deal, this 930 isn't. People that want a high end phone don't want windows phone. The 630 will sell very well like the 520 has done.

I wouldn't say that, I'd say the odds of someone who gets a lower end WP and likes it getting a higher end device later on is possible. Regardless the lower end is always the volume play, people like lower prices.

So I assume Verizon has some exclusivity crap in the US for the time being? This is so lame when they do that (release a phone only in parts of the world). At least let people buy the damn thing retail if no other carriers can offer it (yet).

wv@gt said,
I just hope the Icon or 930 will come to other carriers besides Verizon, so want this


Sounds like you better get $600 ready then to throw at Negri to buy the 930.

930 is GSM yes, but not going to be released in the US. The ICON is only for Verizon in the US atm and not GSM, that where the confusion is

wv@gt said,
930 is GSM yes, but not going to be released in the US. The ICON is only for Verizon in the US atm and not GSM, that where the confusion is

I think the 930 could come to the US but not now, it's clear Verizon will have exclusive rights for 4-6 months. You could see it hitting the US in October.