Nokia announced thre new Lumia devices at Microsoft Build 2014 today: The Lumia 930, Lumia 630 and Lumia 635.
The Nokia Lumia 930 is very similar to the Lumia Icon device, which launched in February exclusively on Verizon. The 930 will come in a variety of colors with a 5-inch, full HD display. It will have wireless charging, a 20-megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor—top-of-the-line hardware in comparison to other top end smartphones on the market right now.
The 930 will introduce a new feature for Nokia smartphones called “Living Images” that shows a snippet of video within a photo. Combined with the Nokia Story Teller app, users can create interesting slideshows that include both moving images and still photos.
The Lumia 630 is an update to the popular Lumia 520, one of the best selling cheap smartphones in many international markets. The 630 is a dual SIM device that can handle multiple SIM cards for international users who need to change carriers as they cross borders or for users who need both a personal and business phone number on the same device. The 630 is a 3G-only phone, while the 635 supports faster LTE wireless-data networks.
The 630 and 635 both feature a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, run Windows Phone 8.1 and will launch in Asia and India in May, and in the U.S. in July. Both the single and dual-SIM devices will be available for less than $200 without a two-year contract.
Nokia announced that Windows Phone 8 will be updated to Window Phone 8.1 in an over-the-air update coming this summer.
Top image: Stephen Elop at Build 2014 by Owen Thomas for ReadWrite