Nokia Lumia 930 Gets Australian Price, Release Date

We've seen giant phablets and entry-level Android crossovers from Nokia in the last few months, but we haven't had a decent Windows Phone flagship device in what feels like forever. Enter the Nokia Lumia 930: the latest colourful addition to the line-up, and now it has an Australian price and release date.

The Lumia 930 has a 1080p 5-inch screen. It looks like a Lumia in the more recent tradition with hard-edged sides and a slightly-rounded colourful back. Under-the-hood, it’s got 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 32GB of internal storage, and 2GB of RAM. It sports a familiar 20 megapixel PureView camera, powered by Nokia’s excellent suite of photography apps.

The Nokia Lumia 930 will cost $729 and be released to all major carriers — Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. You'll also be able to buy it outright from Dick Smith, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and AllPhones. Nokia won't confirm a final day for release, but knows it's coming some time in July. An official media release event has been scheduled for next Tuesday, so expect to see stock in stores after that.

Nokia Lumia 635

Microsoft also priced the entry-level Nokia Lumia 635 for Australia, too.

The Lumia 635 has a 4.5-inch screen, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 128GB with microSD storage) and 512MB of RAM. You're also given Nokia's 5-megapixel camera, but to cut down on costs you'll miss out on a flash and a front-facing camera.

The cost cutting yields benefits, however, with the cut-price Lumia 635 entering the market at $279 outright or available on yet-to-be announced plans from Telstra and Optus some time in July.

Mario Aguilar contributed to this article.


Comments

    Yeah so, hows about that release date?

    EDIT* For about an hour after publication this ----- " Nokia won’t confirm a final day for release, but knows it’s coming some time in July. An official media release event has been scheduled for next Tuesday, so expect to see stock in stores after that." ----- Was not in the article.

    EDIT 2* "We’ll bring you our first impressions of the Lumia 930 later on today!"

    Planning on delivering those first impressions today Luke? Its nearly 10pm............

    Last edited 01/07/14 7:52 am

      +1...????

        Or is this:

        We’ll bring you our first impressions of the Lumia 930 later on today!

        Some kind of roundabout way of saying it goes on sale today??? Incidentally other sources have cited 3rd.

      From the Telstra announcement page:

      "is there a confirmed date that we can begin pre-orders, and how do we go about doing that?"

      from the editor at 12:14pm today:

      "no confirmation at the moment, but stay tuned as we will update soon"

      Not even a pre-order date set, let alone a launch date.

    Hmmm, looks pretty but I'm not sure it's enough to convince me to upgrade my Lumia 920.

      Plus unless you bought outright, you'll be on contract for any 920 until at least November.

      It is for me - my 920 is suffering from a cracked screen so hells yes I'll upgrade.

    Horrible colours compared to the older phones, plus no glance screen, no SD and only 32gb. Not too exciting. Might wait and see if there's a 1030 around the end of the year.

    Finally! It's been agony seeing the release dates go out around the world (including Malaysia and Vietnam just recently!). I'll certainly be grabbing one of these to replace my aging 920.

    "Nokia Lumia 930 Gets Australian Price, Release Date"
    "Nokia won’t confirm a final day for release."

    ....kay

    The 925 and 928 have been rated as two of the worst phones for dangerous radiation emissions. You might to to check that before buying a 930.

      In this day and age, who in their right mind doesn't wear aluminium underpants? Project your jibblies people!

        But then how would I wirelessly charge said jibblies? I certainly am not plugging any cables into any ports on this bi-ped 'device'.

        Project my jibblies? Pretty sure the law frowns on that sorta thing.

    I'm definitely in. Been waiting for this update for quite some time.

    @lukehopewell also worth noting - Telstra will be giving a free JBL PowerUp speaker with pre-orders. The Pre-orders aren't up yet, but you can register interest in "Nokia" devices.

    http://exchange.telstra.com.au/2014/07/01/nokia-lumia-930-and-635/

    Last edited 01/07/14 12:46 pm

    Prolly a newbie question: Is the 930 the same as the Lumia Icon, which is currently only available in the US?

    No the icon is a USA only exclusive you need to o give priority to the market with the least competition.

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