Nokia introduces a trio of new Lumias(Read article summary)
The three Nokia Lumia devices will be rolled out internationally over the next few months.
It's starting to get really difficult to keep all these Lumia handsets straight.
On Wednesday, at the Microsoft Build Developers Conference, Nokia introduced a trio of new Lumia phones, the 630, 635, and the 930. (These devices, incidentally, are not to be confused with the Lumia 620, the successor to the Lumia 610, or the spunky little Lumia 520, apparently the most popular Windows Phone device on the planet.)
The Lumia 930, powered by a 2.3GHz Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM, is the highest-end of the new bunch – a kind of internationally-minded sister to the Nokia Lumia Icon. The device, pictured above, gets a 20-megapixel camera, and a photography-studio worth of related apps, including Nokia Camera, Nokia Storyteller, Nokia Creative Studio, and Nokia Refocus.
Expect the phone to cost $599 before taxes and subsidies, and to go on sale in Europe, Asia, India, Middle East, and Latin America beginning in June. North American customers, in the meantime, will have to be happy with the Lumia Icon.
As for the Lumia 630 and 635, those devices are targeted at more budget-minded customers. Nokia says the Lumia 635 is "high-gloss," while the 630 gets a "matte" finish, although most of the rest of the specs are shared, from the 4.5-inch "ClearBlack" screen to the quad-core Snapdragon processor. Expect a May roll-out for Asia, Russia, China, India and Europe; later this summer, the 635 will wash up in the States, with a $189 price-tag (before subsidies and taxes, naturally).