There have been conflicting reports over the past few days about this smartphone. Initially it was believed to be launched at Microsoft’s BUILD 2014 conference. Then rumors started circulating that it may not be launched at the conference. Earlier today press images of the Lumia 930 were leaked yet again, raising speculation about a launch later in the day. Rumors have finally been put to bed as Nokia just announced the Lumia 930 smartphone.
Lumia 930’s specifications might sound a bit familiar. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quadcore 2.2GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, a full HD 5-inch 1,920×1080 pixel resolution “super sensitive” touch display, dual LED flash and a 20 megapixel rear camera. The specs are exactly the same as Nokia Icon. Both smartphones are essentially the same, apart from the fact that Icon is a Verizon exclusive, while Lumia 930 will be available all over the world.
The only difference between Nokia Icon and Nokia Lumia 930 is that the latter will come with updated apps straight out of the box. It will also come with Windows Phone 8.1, which was unveiled earlier today, pre-installed. Nokia says that all of its existing Lumia device will receive Windows Phone 8.1 update later this summer. Lumia 930 will be released in Europe, Asia and the Middle East this June. It will be available on over a 100 carriers, off contract it will sell for $599. Other markets will follow after that.