Microsoft Announces "Affordable Flagship" Lumia 830, Adds Lumia 730 and 735 for Taking Selfies

Paul Lilly

Phones for narcissists and budget constrained power users

Microsoft kept itself busy today by unveiling three new Nokia handsets -- the Lumia 730, Lumia 735, and Lumia 830 . Out of the three, the first two are billed as being "the ultimate selfie and Skype phones" courtesy of a Full HD 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera with a focal length of 24mm, while the third is what Microsoft is pitching as an affordable flagship handset.

Starting with the selfie phones, the dual-SIM 730 and single-SIM 735 share the same spec sheet (minus the SIM count), which includes a 4.7-inch HD OLED 1280x720 display, 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 8GB of internal storage with 15GB of free OneDrive cloud storage, a microSD card slot, 6.7MP rear-facing camera, 2220 mAh battery, and Windows Phone 8.1 software.

The Lumia 730 Dual SIM and Lumia 735 will start shipping in September for around 219 euros (~$285) and 199 euros (~$259), respectively.

As for the Lumia 830, it has a 5-inch ClearBlack IPS display with a 1280x720 resolution. 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 16GB of built in storage plus 15GB of OneDrive space, microSD card slot, PureView 10MP camera with OIS and Zeiss optics, and Windows Phone 8.1.

The Lumia 830 will be available this month around the world for around 330 euros (~$429).

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