PureView beast or selfie machine? You pick.
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Early this morning, Microsoft announced two new Nokia Lumia phones: the “affordable flagship” Nokia Lumia 830 and the entry-level Lumia 730/735.
The former is a 5-inch device that will cost about $430 off-contract. It offers a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and wireless charging, but the real star of the show is the 10-megapixel PureView camera—a first at this kind of price point.
The €199 (~$260) Lumia 730 has been referred to as Microsoft’s “selfie phone,” and it delivers. It’s got a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with a wide angle of view, and comes equipped with a special “Lumia Selfie” app to get the perfect Facebook shots. The Lumia 735 tacks on 4G connectivity for an extra €20 (about $30).
Along with the new phones, Microsoft also announced updated camera software for all Windows Phone 8.1 devices as part of the “Denim” update.
For more info on these phones and software updates, head over to USA Today’s in-depth piece.