Microsoft's newest smartphone, the, will hit stores in Singapore on July 12 for a contract-free price of S$789 ($631). The phone is already available in Malaysia for RM1,999 ($630), Thailand at THB19,890 ($617) and Vietnam for VND12,999,000 ($611). On the Nokia Conversations blog, Nokia stated that the phone will be available for $599 in the US, before taxes.
Announced back in April at Microsoft's Build 2014 event, the last of the Nokia-branded phones comes sporting a 5-inch OLED display with a full HD resolution (1,920x1,080-pixels). The phone sports a 20-megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics and comes with the Nokia Camera software with apps such as Nokia Refocus, which allows users to change the focus of a picture.
Internally, the Lumia handset is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and has a 2,420mAh battery with wireless charging. It's also one of the few Lumia phones to have a SensorCore, a low power motion sensor for fitness tracking.
The Lumia 930 runs the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and interestingly, while the OS does have Cortana, a virtual voice assistant similar to Apple's Siri and Google Now, it's not available for phones in Asia for now. Cortana will only be.