Microsoft’s “Selfie Phone”, The Lumia 730 finally launched
Chris Weber, corporate vice president of Mobile Devices Sales at Microsoft gives a reason for Selfie lovers to cheer by announcing Nokia Lumia 735/ Lumia 730 Dual Sim which is nicknamed as “Selfie Phone”. The Lumia 730/ Lumia 735 has Full HD 5MP wide angle front facing f/2.4 Camera which claims to take bigger and clearer selfies. Though, unlike Sony’s Selfie phone Xperia C3, Microsoft has not given LED Flash with Front Camera.
The Lumia 730 is the update to the bestseller Nokia Lumia 720 which was one of the best budget Windows Phone in the sea of Android phones. The Lumia 730 comes with improved specs giving 1 GB RAM and faster Quad-core processor to its users. Though it still packs the same 6.7MP f/1.9 ZEISS optics camera from older Lumia 720 but with improved performance.
Lumia 730/735 Specifications:
- Windows Phone 8.1 Update with Lumia Denim
- 3G & DSDS RoW variant: GSM 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz; WCDMA 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz; Speed GSM: EGPRS/296kbps/236.8kbps; HSPA+: 21.1Mbps/5.76Mbps
- Memory: 1GB RAM, 8 GB internal user memory; 15 GB OneDrive cloud storage , micro SD expandable up to 128 GB
- Display: 4.7″ HD OLED (1280 x 720, 16:9), 316 PPI, Curved glass (2.25D), ClearBlack, SuperSensitive Touch, High Brightness Mode, Sunlight readability enhancements
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8926) 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
- Primary camera: 6.7 MP FF ZEISS, f/1.9, Full HD video (1920 x 1080 @ 30fps), LED Flash.
- Secondary camera: Full HD 5 MP wide angle (2596×1948) f/2.4, Nokia Camera, Nokia Storyteller, Nokia Creative Studio, Lumia Selfie
- Size: 134.7 x 68.5 x 8.7 (volumetric) mm, Weight: 133g
- Connectivity: NFC, A-GPS/GLONASS, BeiDou, WIFI 802.11 b/g/n, microUSB, BT 4.0 LE, Micro SIM
- Battery: Removable 2220 mAh battery, exchangeable shell
- Audio: 3.5 mm AV connector (AHJ), Dual microphone, FM Radio, Internet radio.
In the design, Lumia 730 resembles to older Lumia 920 but is a lot lighter weighing just 130 grams and thinner at 8.7 mm thin.
The lumia 730/730’s selfie taking capabilities are enriched by the updated Nokia Glam Me app which is now called “Lumia Selfie”. With the help of the Lumia Selfie app, one can take clearer picture from Lumia 730/735’s Front or Rear camera and instantly apply filters and edit the face by toning it or enlarging eyes, etc. and share it on Social Networking sites. The app is also available for other Lumia devices and the updated version is available now in Windows Phone Store.
Chris also praised Lumia 730’s Video calling capability. With Large Aperture camera and Skype integrated in Cortana, it gives better calling experience to Skype users. He also announced Free subscription of Unlimited Skype Calls for 3 Months Globally on every purchase of New Lumia device starting from Lumia 730.
In the event, Chris told that 50 Billion selfies were shot in 2013 and mostly were blurred and partially lite. Their aim with Lumia 730 was to give people a tool to capture those moments in better way.
The Lumia 730 and 735 are priced 199 and 219 Euros respectively and will ship globally by end of this month.