Announced to coincide with Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia 930 is Nokia’s latest flagship handset running Microsoft’s mobile operating system. The 930 boasts a 5-inch, Full HD display, a quad-core processor, and a 20-megapixel PureView camera.
The Lumia 930’s chassis is milled from a single block of aluminium - think iPhone 5s and HTC One levels of design and strength - and is covered on the rear by a plastic cover available in black, white, orange and green,
Nokia has dropped the yellow colour used to promote recent devices, apparently due to orange and green being widely prefered by consumers. Windows Phone 8.1 has been adjusted accordingly to include the new colours in its Live Tile design.
The 4G-ready Lumia 930 has 32GB of internal storage - although sadly there is no microSD card slot to increase this - and every buyer gets 7GB of cloud storage through Microsoft OneDrive, plus a further 3GB to store images taken with the PureView rear camera.
Mobile Choice has spent some hands-on time with the Lumia 930 and our first impressions are very good. The Lumia series has offered a premium fit and finish for years now and the 930 is no exception, with its squared-off aluminium chassis giving off an air of strength and quality the moment you pick it up.
Looking almost identical to the US-only Lumia Icon, the 930 measures 137 x 71mm and has a thickness of 9.8mm. The phone weighs 167g, and while none of these statistics will cause the iPhone 5s to consider a crash diet, the Lumia manages to expertly tread the fine line between reassuringly weighty and feeling overly cumbersome.
Wireless charging is included with the Lumia 930, meaning it can be juiced up when placed on any device with the Qi industry charging standard. Nokia will be selling a Fatboy-branded charging mat alongside the Lumia 930, as well as the Treasure Tag key finder and a range of colourful covers.
Finally, the 930’s 2420mAh battery is claimed by Nokia to offer up to 15.5 hours of 3G talk time, or nine hours of video playback.
No word yet on a price of UK release date, but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as Nokia has more to say.