Nokia reveals Lumia 930 UK release date

Nokia’s new flagship phone, the Lumia 930, will be released in July, the company confirmed today.

It’s a phablet with some impressive specs, including a 5 inch 1080 pixel full HD display, 20 megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation, and a 2420mAh battery that charges wirelessly. It also has a 1.2 megapixel front camera, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. It will run Windows Phone 8.1, the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile software.

It has an aluminium frame with a curved polycarbonate back and comes in orange, green, and black as standard, plus Phones4U will sell an exclusive white version. It will be available in the UK from 17 July, free on contracts from £33 per month. There’s no word on PAYG and SIM-only prices yet.

If purchased from select retailers before July 31 it will come with an extra wireless charger, MD-12 bluetooth speaker, and a voucher for £20 of apps from the Windows store.

Diane Shipley


  • I almost hate to say this, but don’t they already make this ‘phone? I’ve got a Lumia 1520 sat in front of me, and I have a SIX inch screen (in your face, 930) with 1080 full hd; a 20MP rear camera and a 1.2P front camera, a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 32Gb of memory, 2Gb of ram, and a 3400mAh battery. And it’s running Windows Phone 8.1. So everything is the same, but my battery is bigger, and my screen is bigger.

    (I don’t get an aluminium case, though. Because I’m not pretending to be an iPhone.)

    It’s a mega phone, mind you. Absolutely love it.

    • Yeah, they’re pretty similar! I think the main differences are that the 930 comes with built-in wireless charging and already running 8.1, and the screen is AMOLED. And it’s more curved. But as you say, it’s also smaller and the battery life isn’t as good, so not much of an upgrade.

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