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Nokia Lumia 930 named primary flagship for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 OS

The Nokia Lumia 930 is Nokia's primary Windows Phone 8.1 flagship smartphone
The Nokia Lumia 930 is Nokia's primary Windows Phone 8.1 flagship smartphone

Nokia officially unwrapped its primary flagship Windows Phone 8.1 handset, the Nokia Lumia 930. Despite rumors about the Lumia 930 possibly missing its expected launch date, the new phone was announced Wednesday (April 2) at the 2014 Microsoft Build Developer Conference.

The long rumored Nokia Lumia 930 is said to be the global variant of sibling device, the Verizon exclusive Nokia Lumia Icon (Lumia 929) smartphone. Putting leaks and rumors to rest, we now know the full product specs for Nokia's primary Windows Phone 8.1 flagship smartphone. To no surprise, the Lumia 930’s specs are identical to its counterpart expect in terms of software. While the Lumia Icon sports Windows Phone 8, the Lumia 930 features the latest WP 8.1 software update from Microsoft.

Like the Icon, the Lumia 930 features a 5-inch OLED 1080p resolution display with a pixel density of 44ppi. Powering the device is a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor alongside 2GB of RAM. Available internal storage is 32GB (no microSD expansion slot) with an additional 7GB of free OneDrive cloud storage.

Connectivity includes Wi-Fi, NFC, USB 2.0 and Bluetooth 4.0. The Lumia 930 features a 2,420 mAh non-removable battery that supports Qi wireless charging and promises a talk time of 15.5 hours (on 3G) and a standby time of 18 days.

The new Windows Phone 8.1 Nokia Lumia 930 flagship phone houses a 20MP PureView Carl ZEISS optics camera/camcorder with an aperture of f2.4, 26mm focal length, camera sensor size of 1/2.5" and Dual LED flash. All this means that users are likely to produce great images, even in low-light settings, such as nighttime or indoor shots. Other camera features include 6-lens optics, autofocus, white balance modes, ISO sensitivity control, backside-illuminated image sensor, high resolution zoom 2x, and optical image stabilization.

Most of the photography apps bundled with the Lumia 930 release are also found on the Lumia Icon, with the exception of Nokia Refocus. It’s “a new innovative fun camera app that lets the you capture interactive macro photos and choose what you want in focus later,” said Nokia. Like the Icon, the 930 features Nokia Camera, Creative Studio, Cinemagraph, Panorama and Nokia Storyteller.

The Lumia 930 comes in four flavors including, bright orange, bright green, black, and white. It’s expected to land in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and India beginning in June. According to Nokia, the Lumia 930 will come with a price tag of $599 (about Rs. 35,800) before taxes and subsidies.

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