Nokia unveils Windows Phone 8.1 handsets

Lumia devices to arrive in early summer

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By  Helen Gaskell Published  April 3, 2014

Nokia has announced the arrival of three Lumia smartphones to be released in the summer, one budget, one dual-SIM and one flagship.

The announcement was made at Microsoft Build 2014, where Nokia also announced that Windows phone 8.1 will come to all Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8 as an over-the-air update called Lumia Cyan, this summer. It will combine Windows Phone 8.1 and unique Lumia features into one update package.

Stephen Elop, executive vice president of Nokia's Devices & Services said: "Today we are introducing people to the best of Lumia and the best of Microsoft through three stunning devices based on Windows Phone 8.1. In addition to the new developments from Microsoft, Nokia is delivering people an uncompromised imaging experience, great design and better business phones. We're also pleased to bring the great developments in Windows Phone 8.1 to the Lumia devices people love today."

The three new phones are the Nokia Lumia 930, which is the flagship device; the Lumia 630, which is the budget model and the 630, also in the budget range, is the first dual-sim Lumia, targeted for growth markets like China and India.

The Nokia Lumia 930 features: A 20-megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics, advanced Rich Recording and new Living Images features; a design combining metal and a 5-inch ClearBlack screen for viewing of Vyclone, Netflix and Xbox Video, even in bright daylight; and a 2.2GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor. The Nokia Lumia 930 is expected to roll out globally in June starting with Europe, Asia, Middle East and India, available from the unsubsidised price of $599.

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