Nokia today introduced us to the brand new Lumia 930. It's the company's flagship phone for 2014, following on from the Lumia 920, which was announced late in 2012. It'll sell alongside the previously announced Lumia Icon, which is available only on Verizon. As expected, this is basically just a Lumia Icon for those of us not already on (or willing to switch to) Verizon. Check out how it compares to the Lumia 920 below:
|Spec||Lumia 920||Lumia Icon||Lumia 930|
|OS||Windows Phone 8||Windows Phone 8||Windows Phone 8.1 |
|Screen||4.5-inch 1280x768 (332ppi) curved glass PureMotion HD+ IPS display||5-inch 1920x1080 FHD HD AMOLED(441ppi)||5-inch 1920x1080 FHD AMOLED (441ppi)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 ||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800|
|CPU||1.5 GHz dual-core Krait||2.2 GHz||2.2 GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 225/320||Adreno 330 ||Adreno 330|
|RAM||1 GB RAM||2 GB of RAM||2 GB of RAM|
|Storage||32 GB ||32 GB ||16 GB or 32 GB|
|Additonal Storage||7 GB SkyDrive||7 GB SkyDrive||7 GB SkyDrive|
|Camera||8.7-megapixel PureView (rear), 3-megapixel, 1280×1024 pixels (front)||20-megapixel PureView camera 4992х3744 (rear), 1.2-megapixel 720p (front||20-megapixel PureView camera 4992х3744 (rear), 1.2-megapixel 720p (front)|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, NFC, GPS, GLONASS||Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, NFC, GPS, GLONASS||Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, NFC, GPS, GLONASS|
|Battery||2000 mAh||2420 mAh||2420 mAh|
|Dimensions ||5.13 in (H) 2.79 in (W) 0.42 in (D)||5.4 in (H) 2.8 in (W) 0.39 in (D)||5.4 in (H) 2.8 in (W) 0.39 in (D)|
The Lumia 920 also comes with Microsoft’s answer to Siri and Google Now, dubbed Cortana, and runs on Windows 8.1. It features cloud storage courtesy of OneDrive (previously known as SkyDrive) as well as MS Office, Nokia’s own Camera application, HERE Maps, and Mix Radio.
Pricing for the Nokia 930 is $599 before taxes and subsidies. The device will be available in June starting in Europe, Asia, India, the Middle East, and Latin America. What’s interesting is that while Nokia specifies that this device will rollout around the world throughout the summer, the company has said this global rollout won’t include the United States. Does that mean the U.S. market’s only option is switching to Verizon to get the Lumia Icon? That device launched in February exclusively to Verizon and we assumed that today’s event meant Verizon’s exclusivity was about to expire. Apparently not. We’ve reached out to Nokia for clarification on this one. We’ll update when Nokia gets back to us!