Microsoft, the current owner of Nokia, has just added three more smartphones to its list of offerings during the company’s pre-IFA conference, though two of them are almost identical. The super-slim Nokia Lumia 830, Lumia 735 featuring 4G LTE connectivity and Dual-SIM Lumia 730 are to reinforce the Lumia lineup. All of them are mid-range smartphones sporting Windows Phone 8.1 with the freshest “Denim” update designed to improve phones’ camera performance.
Nokia Lumia 830 – The Slimmest Windows Phone
So far, the measuring 8.5 mm thick Nokia Lumia 830 is the slimmest Windows Phone that houses 5-inch display with 1280x720p of resolution covered with 2.25D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and sporting wide-angle viewing. Inside we may find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2GHz and paired with 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB. As for the smartphone’s optics, the Lumia 830 is equipped with a 10-megapixel PureView rear shooter with Carl Zeiss optics and OIS.
The Lumia 830 also offers Wi-Fi, LTE and Bluetooth connectivity, and three microphones capturing Dolby 5.1 surround sound during video and featuring special noise-cancellation in calls function. All this will be powered by a 2,200 mAh battery with Qi wireless charging, which according to Microsoft is able to deliver up to 14.8 hours of 3G talk time, up to 22 days on standby mode.
Nokia Lumia 735 4G LTE vs. Dual-SIM Lumia 730
The other two unveiled today phones, the Nokia Lumia 735 and Lumia 730, are more lower cost offerings, thought still manage to rock great camera functionality. The devices are almost identical when speaking of their tech specs and design. Both feature 6.7-megapixel main camera with Zeiss optics aided by the selfie-friendly 5.0-megapixel front-facing shooter.
They are powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2GHZ quad-core processor, paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which maybe isn’t a lot of space, but the storage can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD cards. Similarly, both handsets will be powered by a 2,220 mAh removable battery. Additionally, they will also have, just like the Lumia 830, 15GB of free Microsoft’s OneDrive storage.
All three phones will hit the retailers shelves in the variety of colors, so you may pick among green, dark grey, orange and white. They will also get the “Denim” updated as soon as it will be available, which in case of the Lumia 830 will be sometime round the fourth quarter of 2014, then the update is said to spread to other Windows Phone 8 smartphones like the Lumia 930 or Icon. The mentioned update is reported to improve the Lumia Camera app in terms of speed, pics quality, auto-HDR and 4K video recording.
As it comes to the pricing, the Nokia Lumia 830 is speculated to cost $434 pre-tax and the Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 are said to be a little cheaper with their price tags estimated at something around $260 and $290, respectively. Sadly, so far we still know nothing about the US carrier adding the smartphones to their offer.