Microsoft Devices' new flagship smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 930, has launched in New Zealand, and Vodafone has won exclusive rights to the sell it.

The telecommunications provider will sell the device for $NZ999 outright, and will also have it available for $0 on all its Red and Red Business plans; these are priced from $129 per month, and range to $149 per month under the black data plan.

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Alternatively, customers can purchase the device on a Red Essentials plan for $99, which includes an one-time up-front payment of $99.

The Lumia 930 is a significant leap for the Nokia brand; Microsoft Devices has improved the form factor, design, and software experience.

The device runs Windows Phone 8.1 and has a 5-inch, 1920x1080 resolution screen. The smartphone uses an OLED panel, has a competitive 441 pixel-per-inch density and dons Gorilla Glass 3.

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The colourful unibody houses a 2.2GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. A 2420 milliamp-hour battery powers the smartphone and charging can be done wirelessly.

A 20 megapixel camera -- benefitting from Zeiss optics and a complementary dual-LED flash -- can be found on the rear of the Lumia 930, while a secondary 1.2 megapixel camera rests on its front. The rear camera supports full high definition video recording at a time where rivals from Samsung, LG and Sony can record in Ultra high definition video.

A full review of the Nokia Lumia 930 can be found here.

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