With Apple gearing up for its September launch of the iPhone 6, it was no surprise to see pre-orders for Nokia’s upcoming flagship phone make an appearance in the EU this week, in an effort to avoid getting tangled up in the Apple madness this fall.
The Lumia 930, which was announced earlier on this year made its way online for pre-orders this week in Italy, after Germany and France themselves got pre-orders pop up last month.
Packing a 5” AMOLED Clearblack 1080p display, the Nokia Lumia 930 boasts some superb image quality, and with 32GB storage and 2GB RAM, isn’t exactly underpowered beneath the hood either.
A Snapdragon 800 chipset and quad-core 2.2GHz processor also make an appearance inside the Lumia 930, making it supremely quick behind the scenes as well.
If photography is more your kind of thing, the Lumia 930 offers up a 20 megapixel main snapper on its back side, and a 1.2 megapixel lens on the front, making any picture a simple one to take.
Also, with a 2420mAh battery keeping things energized, you can expect the smartphone average of a day’s battery life and then some with the Lumia 930.
Windows Phone 8.1 is available right out of the box, offering up the latest Windows software right off the bat, including the likes of Cortana, Microsoft’s own voice assistant.
Of course, even with specs like these, it’s unlikely that Microsoft, who now own Nokia will want to take Apple head on in September, so you can expect to see the Lumia 930 make an appearance no later than July.
For now though, there is still no word on when UK pre-orders will be making an appearance, but it’s looking like a matter of days rather than weeks.
In terms of pricing, the Nokia Lumia 930 is being listed at around £480 in continental Europe, but it’s not guaranteed that these prices will transfer pound for pound over here.
One great feature we’ve noticed in Europe however, is that the Lumia is being listed in four different colours; black, white, green and orange, a selection that is spoiling us for sure.
No word on any other colours has been mentioned yet, but we certainly wouldn’t put it past Nokia to announce more versions in the future.
The Lumia 930 is expected to be one of the final Nokia handsets to hit the market before the start of winter, with the budget Lumia 630 and Android powered X2 both making an appearance to carry the company through the end of the summer.
Of course Nokia might pull something from out of its sleeve at some point, with rumours of a Lumia 1020 successor making an appearance at some point this year.
Of course, when we hear more news about the Lumia 930’s release here in the UK, we’ll make sure to let you know!
Written by Luke Hatfield