Microsoft Teases New Lumia 730 Selfie-phone
Microsoft is getting ready to unveil its latest Nokia Lumia model, the Lumia 730, during the IFA conference in Berlin this week with a new teaser website asking users if they’re “Ready for #MoreLumia?”
Not a lot is known about the Lumia 730, which Microsoft’s devices chief Stephen Elop described as a “selfie phone”, but it is codenamed “Superman” and a few images did get leaked a few weeks ago that show the Lumia 730 with a 4.7-inch 720p display, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It was also previously leaked that the new “selfie phone” will come in two variants – the Lumia 730 which will be a dual-SIM 3G phone and the Lumia 735 which will feature 4G/LTE connectivity.
Also, according to leaked FCC documents, the Lumia 730 will also feature the widely used Snapdragon 400 chipset which is coupled with a quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU and a 6.5-megapixel wide-angle lens rear camera. Other unconfirmed or rumored specifications include 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and a 2,000 mAh battery. Leaked images also show the 730 running a Windows Phone 8.1 software version codenamed Lumia Debian Red which could be the next version of Windows Phone after Cyan. Lastly, the 730 is expected to be sold at an SRP of around $240 for the dual-SIM variant. No estimated price for the LTE variant of Microsoft’s new phone was leaked.
Also expected to be revealed during the Microsoft conference at IFA is the Lumia 830 which had images of it previously leaked showing that the 830 will come with a 5-inch display and a PureView camera to make it, according to the company, an “affordable high-end phone.”
Microsoft press conference at the IFA 2014 will be on September 4, 2014, at 10am CET. It will be webcasted on the Nokia website.