Microsoft finally announced the launch of its latest Windows Phone, the Lumia 830 at IFA 2014 event in Brlin. It’s the company’s yet another camera smartphone that is confirmed to be shipping globally this month at a price of EUR 330 (approximately Rs. 26,220) before taxes and subsidies.
Unveiled as the company’s latest high-end smartphone with a 10MP Pureview Camera with Optical Stabilization (OIS) and Zeiss optics, Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash and it also packs a 1-megapixel front-facing sensor.
Features a 5-inch HD ClearBlack IPS-LCD curved glass display with Super Sensitive Touch for glove and nail usage offering a pixel density of 296ppi. The Lumia 830 runs Windows Phone 8.1 with the new Lumia Denim update, which will be rolling out for other Lumia handsets soon. Microsoft also claiming that this Lumia 830 is the Redmond’s “thinnest and lightest Lumia to date.” It will be available in Green, Grey, Orange, and White color variants.
Microsoft launched the new Lumia 830 as its “affordable flagship.” Added other camera enhancements on the Lumia 830 that include Nokia Rick Recording – with three mics offering true 5.1 surround sound, and Nokia Camera is claimed as the best to offer distortion-free and full bandwidth stereo recording.
The company confirmed that an over-the-air (OTA) update of Lumia Camera on the Lumia 830 will bring even quicker camera start-up and shooting speeds, and will also add new features such as Rich Capture and Moment Capture.
The Lumia 830 also comes preloaded with features such as Notification Centre, Live Tiles, Microsoft Office, Cortana, OneDrive, Live Folders, Apps Corner, an updated Glance screen and more secure networking, among others.
Apart from running Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update, the Lumai 830 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz alongside 1GB of RAM. There is 16GB of inbuilt storage which is further expandable up to 128GB (via microSD card). Additionally, it comes with 15GB of free cloud storage available via OneDrive. It is backed by a 2200mAh battery and the device supports wireless charging.
Microsoft also mentions that the Lumia 830 also includes the low-power motion-sensing technology, dubbed SensorCore, for Fitness fatatics. While the SensorCore inclusion can track movements and location even when the handset is ‘asleep’ and when paired with apps like Bing Health and Fitness, and Adidas miCoach.
Other apps preloaded includes Instagram, Vine, Shazam and the company also offering a free three-month Skype Unlimited World subscription in select markets with the Lumia 830 launch.
The Lumia 830 will go on sale starting this month at an estimated price tag of US$430. Grab one for you and experience top-end Lumia.