Officially just after announcing its latest Lumia Windows Phone handsets at IFA 2014, Microsoft has announced the Lumia Denim update, which was introduced exclusively with the new Lumia 830 smartphone. This update will be available in Q4 of 2014 and brings, for instance, the 4K video recording (only on Snapdragon 800-based handsets) and many more. Full details after this fold!
Although, the Nokia Lumia 830 runs Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia DenIm update and be the first Microsoft handset to launch with such upgrade. Now, its been unveiled, the next firmware update brings several new inclusions, including 4K video recording, performance improvements to Lumia Camera and combined new enhancements from the latest WP 8.1 Update 1, such as Cortana, Live Folders, Apps Corner and many more.
The Lumia Camera will be first and foremost rolled out for Lumia 930, as an update with Lumia Denim, Lumia Icon and Lumia 1520 and as an over-the-air (OTA) update for Lumia 830 in the fourth quarter of 2014.
New features in Lumia Denim update
- Speed: Never miss a moment with Lumia Camera and its fast camera startup and capture speeds. Take numerous photos with just milliseconds between shots.
- High definition: Using Moment Capture, a long press of the camera button within the app automatically starts 4K-quality video recording at 24 frames per second. Each frame is of high image quality at 8.3 megapixels, allowing every single video frame to be selected and saved as a still image.
- Lumia Camera: Replacing Nokia Camera, Lumia Camera is faster and more intuitive than before to make the best camera experience, even better.
- Rich Capture: Auto HDR and Dynamic Flash are now welcomed into the already-impressive feature set. Shoot first and adjust the camera settings later for that perfect photo.
- Improved image processing algorithms: Updated to give you clearer photos, even in low light.
- “Hey Cortana” Voice Activation: Gone are the days of pressing the microphone button to wake-up Cortana. Simply say “Hey Cortana” while the phone is idle and Cortana will activate.This is possible thanks to the SensorCore technology.
- Glance Screen: Compatible Lumia devices can now show more at a glance with Bing Weather, or Bing Health & Fitness data, in addition to time and date, notifications and application data.
The Lumia Denim update comes pre-loaded in the Lumia 830, Lumia 730 Dual SIM and Lumia 735 ‘Selfie’, announced yesterday. It will be rolling out to other Windows Phone 8.1-powered smartphones later this year.