Nokia’s flagship Lumia 930 available from July 11

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The Nokia Lumia 930 is the newest edition to the smartphone market and Nokia’s flagship device for 2014. We’ve seen the huge phablets and Android devices coming from Nokia this year, however, there hasn’t been any information on flagship devices – well, it’s finally here. While Nokia Australia haven’t confirmed a release date, carriers have started releasing information of when it will be available.

The Lumia 930 has a 5″ Full HD OLED display, a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan, 32GB of internal storage and the 20 megapixel PureView ZEISS camera – powered by the range of Nokia photography apps. The Lumia 930 body is a single piece of aluminium which has been milled into shape. With hard corners and a colourful backing, the Lumia 930 is certainly there to impress – taking a break from the smooth, rounded edges that we’re used to.

Release Information

The Lumia 930 will be released to the three major carriers – Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – which all have advised varying release dates. Optus have confirmed to PCWorld Australia that they’ll be the first to release the Lumia 930 into Australia on the 11th of July but haven’t announced pricing details. Telstra will have the phone available from the 15th of July on their $70 mobile accelerate plan with $5 handset fee on a 24-month contract. Vodafone will also be offering the phone on their Red plan which will cost $76 per month.

You’ll be able to pre-order the device from Telstra from the 10th of July on their website.

First Thoughts

An official release event was held tonight by Nokia Australia in Sydney to celebrate and share details about the Lumia 930. A number of Lumia 930 devices were available to try out and my initial impressions are good. The aluminium body feels great in the hand and while the phone is rather heavy, it certainly feels sturdy and solid. The best aspect of the phone is the 20 megapixel PureView camera. I took a few sample shots and have included them below.

We’ll have a full review up soon.

Source: PCWorld Australia