Lumia 930 Release Date, Specs, Price: Latest Nokia Smartphone Set for UK Release; Unlocked Version Available in the US

The Nokia Lumia 930 is set to be officially launched in the United Kingdom, but not in the United States.

Nokia’s latest high-end mobile device will look to challenge the likes of the soon-to-be-released iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2, HTC One M8, and LG G3.

Unlike the above mentioned smartphones, however, the Lumia 930 will run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, the first high-end smartphone to do so.

One of the most noticeable things about the WP 8.1 OS is the inclusion of an additional set of live tiles on the homescreen — three instead of two on WP 8.

Another new feature is Action Center, which is the Windows Phone’s equivalent of the Notification Center on iOS and Android.

The phone will be available on July 17, 2014 in the UK. Microsoft said Tesco, Phones4U, Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse, EE, O2, and Amazon will be selling the phone. 

Clove is selling the Lumia 930 for £435.00 including VAT.

The Lumia 930 has not been released in the United States, and there is no set date yet.

However, Expansys is selling unlocked the Lumia 930 for $699.99.

Check out the system specifications for the Lumia 930 below.

Dimensions: 137 x 71 x 9.8mm (WDH)
Battery: 2,420mAh
Maximum standby time: 18 days
Maximum talk time (3G): 17.9 hours
Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time: 9 hours
Weight: 167g
OS: Windows Phone 8.1
Display: 5in Clearblack OLED, 1,080 x 1,920 (441ppi) 
Processor: 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800  
Storage: 32GB + 7GB free cloud storage
Camera: 20-megapixel with autofocus, flash, 1280 x 960 pixel front-facing
Connectivity: Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4, NFC, 4G, A-GPS, A-GLONASS, BeiDou, Sensor enhanced positioning
Ports: micro USB