Microsoft announced Nokia Lumia 830 and selfie smartphone Lumia 730
Just ended press conference of Microsoft/Nokia in the framework of the IFA 2014. As expected, the company announced two new smartphones, one of which is positioned in the middle class, and the second is slightly above average. It was the first major announcement of Nokia after the Microsoft acquisition.
Lumia 830 is the «budget flagship» (will cost 330 euros), which in its level is under the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 930. The device has a metal frame, while maintaining a color profile made of polycarbonate, which is familiar to us from the dawn of Lumia series.
The smartphone has 5-inch HD display, Quad-core Snapdragon chipset 400 with a clock frequency of 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal memory and the battery at 2200 mAh.
As we have become accustomed, the focus was removed the camera, which has a lot of potential for this class. 10-megapixel PureView sensor combines the most delicate system for optical stabilization, which Nokia has used so far. This has helped the company to achieve the body thickness of 8.5 mm. the Beginning of sales is expected later this month.
Lumia 730, in turn, is the most selfie-smartphone, which we wrote about earlier. The main feature of this smartphone is 5-megapixel front camera, which is optimal for communication through video calls and, of course, to shoot pictures of himself. The device will come with preinstalled Lumia Selfie app, which will help to make the best possible portraits.
The smartphone features a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, Quad-core Snapdragon 400 chipset, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of internal memory, and the main camera has a resolution of 6.7-megapixels and features LED flash. The battery capacity 2220 mAh. A small amount of memory can be expanded using a microSD card. In the presence of two SIM slots that target the Lumia 730 on emerging markets.
Lumia 735 is the version with LTE module, which has functions of Dual SIM. The cost of Lumia 730 Dual SIM and Lumia 735 will be 199 euros and 219 euros respectively. Sales will start in September.
All three models are running Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 update Lumia Denim, which was also presented today at IFA. In addition to improving the photographic aspects of the Lumia smartphones, this update adds the long awaited ability to launch Cortana with voice command «Hey Cortana».