Nokia surprised many with their smartphone announcements at the ongoing Microsoft BUILD conference keynote in San Fransisco. The company officially announced the Lumia 930 smartphone, the global version of Lumia Icon, which was Verizon exclusive. The Lumia 930 will carry a 5-inch Full HD (1080p) display and comes with a 20MP PureView camera like the Lumia 1520. The phone will be powered by the 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM. And of course, it will run Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box.

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The phone looks very similar to other Lumia devices, so no surprises on that part. It comes in various colors as well. Much like the Lumia Icon, it will carry a 5-inch Full HD screen, and has wireless charging integrated. The camera is same as what we saw on Lumia 1520, but there have been some enhancements made to the software side of it.

With WP 8.1, Nokia has added a new camera feature, called Living Images which will be part of Nokia’s StoryTeller app and provides fantastic cinematic video experiences. That looks a bit similar to HTC’s Zoe camera.

Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NF and DLNA. It’ll come with 4G LTE support in supported countries. Internal storage is pegged at 32GB and there is no expandable memory card slot.

The Lumia 930 will be available globally starting with Europe in June 2014, with rest of the world to follow. In US, the Lumia Icon will remain the main focus. There’s no word on the pricing yet, but we should hear more as the launch date nears.

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Lumia 930 is the global version of Lumia Icon, and smaller version of Lumia 1520. Personally I found Lumia 1520 to be a bit too big for my liking, so a 5-inch version is most welcome. The fact that it runs WP 8.1 out of the box is music to ears. Sadly it’s still months away!
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