Nokia has launched a new high-end smartphone. The Lumia 930 is the international version of the Lumia Icon that was launched a few weeks ago as an exclusive model for U.S. carrier Verizon.

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The Nokia Lumia 930 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 2GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of onboard storage but does not offer a microSD slot. You can compose and view images on a 5-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display with 1080p full-HD resolution. The battery is a 2420mAh variant, and like the iPhone 5s and HTC One M8, you'll need a Nano-SIM for voice and data service.

Looking at the specifications, the 930's camera module appears to be identical to the unit used in Nokia's 6-inch phablet, the Lumia 1520.  The 1/2.5-inch BSI CMOS sensor offers 20MP and the F2.4 aperture is combined with an optical image stabilization system and a dual-LED flash. In video mode the device is capable of capturing 1080p full-HD video at 30 frames per second.

Like the Lumia 1020 and 1520, you can either opt to use the full-size 20MP files or a downscaled 5MP version which is more manageable for online posting and sharing. Although it's not mentioned in the press release we would expect the 930 to record images in DNG Raw format. Pre-installed imaging software includes the excellent Nokia Camera capture app, the Creative Studio editing app and the Cinemagraph animated GIF creator. 

Along with new Lumia 630 and 635 budget models, the Lumia 930 is also the first smartphone to run the updated Windows Phone version 8.1. It comes with Microsoft's news Cortana voice assistant and new versions of the camera roll, Creative Studio and Nokia Storyteller app.

The Nokia Lumia 930 will be available globally in June starting with Europe, Asia, Middle East and India. Off-contract it will set you back $599/€435 before taxes.

The Nokia Lumia 930 comes with an aluminium frame.
The back is made from a polycarbonate and comes in a range of colors.

Key Photographic / Video Specifications

  • 20MP 1/2.5-inch BSI CMOS sensor 
  • F2.4 lens with 6 elements
  • 26mm equivalent focal length
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 2x "lossless zoom"
  • Dual LED flash 
  • 1080p video

Other Specifications

  • 5-inch, 1080p AMOLED screen (441 ppi)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC with 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory
  • 2420 mAh battery
  • NFC
  • Windows Phone 8.1