Microsoft have officially confirmed that the Nokia Lumia 930 will be released in the UK from July 17 in a multitude of colours. The new flagship phone is expected to play well in competition with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2, LG G3 and HTC One M8.
With contract prices starting at £33 per month from multiple high street stores, the Lumia 930 includes a 20MP PureView camera, the ability to capture 5:1 surround sound with playback and a 5 inch HD screen. It supports the new Windows 8.1 mobile software which is what really makes this phone tick, the most noticeable of the features the Windows 8.1 provides is a third column of tiles on the screen whereas Windows 8 only had the ability to provide two rows.
Although this phone only has a 1.2 MP front facing camera and is running the Snapdragon 800 quad core processor when other, older phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 have already got the Snapdragon 801, it still manages to compete. The Lumia 930 also includes as part of its Windows package, access to OneDrive cloud storage, allowing access to saved data from a multitude of Microsoft devices: whether that’s a laptop, mobile phone, Xbox One, Xbox 360 or many other connected devices.
“We live in a world that is becoming even more social and where sharing and capturing moments has never been so important,” said Conor Pierce, VP of Microsoft Devices for the UK & Ireland. “The Lumia 930 is the perfect blend of design, colour and Microsoft Lumia services, delivering cutting-edge technology to create an unrivalled video and imaging smartphone experience that are instantly shareable.”
One of the more impressive parts of this phone is the ability for it to charge – wirelessly! This means no more stumbling into your room late at night and trying to put the wire in the hole! You just have to place the phone on the charging unit.
The Lumia 930 has also incorporated their own health apps so that movements can be tracked and additional wearable’s can be worn as monitors and all without using too much battery power being consumed.
Last month it was announced that the phone as a standalone would be priced at $599 (£360) but until the phone is officially released, this is subject to change. When it becomes available in the UK on contract it’s starting price will be £33 a month and will be sold in Vodafone, EE, Phones4U, O2, Carphone Warehouse, Tesco and Amazon as well as other UK high street and online retailers.
They have stuck to their bright and unique colours and so the phone will be available in Bright Orange, Bright Green and Black. Phones4U have exclusive right to also be able to provide a White version too.