Nokia announced three new phones at a press conference in San Francisco yesterday, the Nokia Lumia 930 which is their flagship Windows Phone 8.1 device and two lower-end devices, the Lumia 630 and 635.
The 930 is the star of the show and resembles the Lumia Icon which was recently released in the US market. It has a 5 inch, 1080p display, 20 megapixel PureView camera, wireless charging built-in, 2GB of RAM, a quad-core Snapdragon processor and will come in black, white, orange and green.
“Nokia is delivering people an uncompromised imaging experience, great design and better business phones,” said Stephen Elop, executive vice president of Nokia’s Devices & Services – soon to be Microsoft’s devices’ executive.
The Lumia 930 will come with Windows Phone 8.1 installed and is expected to launch globally in June starting with Europe, Asia, Middle East and India, priced from $599 SIM free which should work out at around €499 in euros after taxes etc.
No word on an Irish specific launch date just yet.
Nokia also unveiled the Lumia 630 and 635 yesterday. Both devices will have a 4.5 inch 854 x 480 low-resolution display with a 5 megapixel camera and 512MB of RAM.
The 630 will be the first dual-SIM Lumia while the 635 will use 4G/LTE, both devices are aimed at the low-end of the market and will release in May and ‘the summer’ respectively.
Nokia confirmed that the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update will come to all Lumia devices via an over-the-air update ‘this summer’.
“We’re also pleased to bring the great developments in Windows Phone 8.1 to the Lumia devices people love today.” Said Elop.