The Nokia Lumia 930, unveiled at the Microsoft Build 2014 conference is the latest Window Phone flagship, and it could be stand out as an imaging powerhouse.
The five-inch Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 handset will ship with a 20MP PureView camera, complete with a Zeiss lens, similar to the previous Lumia models that earned high praise for their digital photo prowess. It will also have optical image stabilization, which is still rare mobile devices, and host of image filters through its Creative Studio app.
Looking for something to do with all those wonderful 20-megapixel stills? Nokia has that covered with its Living Images feature, which the company claims will enable users to better organize and sort photos and videos, as well as add background music.
Similar to other high-end handsets from Samsung and HTC, it will have a “full HD display,” with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, according to former Nokia CEO (turned Executive Vice President of Devices and Services) Stephen Elop. In addition, it will support wireless charging (Qi standard), and rock a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor. One other unique feature will be the four “high-performance” on-board digital microphones, which will enable directional stereo recording.
The Nokia Lumia 930 will ship in June, first for European markets, and then in Asia. No word yet on when, or even if, the Windows Phone 8.1 flagship will launch in the US. According to Elop, it will cost around $599.