It appears that Nokia isn’t coming to Microsoft’s developer conference empty-handed. A proposed merger between the two companies is still pending, but Nokia decided to bring in some new hardware regardless. This time, the phone maker has announced the Lumia 930. Deemed a flagship handheld by Stephen Elop, the Lumia 930 totes a 5-inch full HD display along with a 20-megapixel PureView camera with a Zeiss lens.
The camera is clearly the star of the show here, as not only does it have optical image stabilization, but the phone also ships with a Creative Studio app that’ll let you add Instagram-style filters to your snapshots. There’s also a new feature called “Living Images” that can be weaved into Nokia’s Storyteller application. Photos and videos are automatically sorted by time and location, and if you want to be all fancy, you can add music to the background when viewing the images.
Other specs include four high-performance digital microphones, directional stereo recording on-board, and a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor. Elop said that the Lumia 930 will launch first in Europe starting in June and will be available in Asia and other markets at a later date. It should be on more than a 100 operators for around $599 each. Unfortunately, however, it seems that the US will not be seeing this phone, at least not at this time.