Shots of green Lumia 730 running "Debian Red" firmware leaked online

Two images have leaked online which reportedly shows off both the "Lumia Debian Red" firmware and a bright green variant of the mid-range "selfie" Lumia 730 smartphone, codenamed "Superman". The device is being dubbed the "selfie" phone for its inclusion of a 5Mp camera up front, although no other details of the strengths and weaknesses of that shooter are currently known.

Q: What's green and red and goes a hundred miles an hour? A: A frog in a blender.

The Lumia 720 successor is also expected to launch sometime this month. According to previous reports the upgraded 720, will fit nicely in between the low-end 630 and the high-end 930.

The Lumia 730 reportedly has the product codes RM-983,984,985 – all of which we’ve seen running in the wild in some app data. The phone itself is rumoured to have some decent specs:

  • 4.7-inch 720p screen
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 400
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • Between 6.5 and 8-megapixel Zeiss rear camera
  • 5-Mp “big selfie cam” on the front

On top of this, the device may feature a new design distancing itself a bit from the previous 720.

As reported by WPCentral, the name of the firmware is 'Debian Red,' which is the actual name of a color, though more often associated with the Linux Distro. However, Debian Red' is very likely the internal codename, similar to how Lumia Black was originally called 'Bittersweet Shimmer' and Lumia Cyan was 'Cherry Blossom Pink.' The firmware names go in alphabetical order, starting with A for Amber, Black, Cyan and now D for Debian Red. 

However, Nokia has limited options when it comes to naming their latest firmware, with Dandelion and Denim being the two (and only) most obvious one word choices.

It's currently unknown when "Debian Red" will debut on current 8.1 devices.

Source & Images: WPCentral

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greenwizard88 said,

Windows users run as Administrator by default :p

It's since 2007 all Windows users run with limited priviledges by default thanks to UAC.
UAC allows to "sudo" them when it's needed.

Edited by yeppala, Aug 8 2014, 3:30pm :

wait 8mp rear camera ? tom said its 6.6mp, unleashedphones said its 6.5 mp, i hope you're correct

i think lumia 730 will be a 4.7in with 6.x mp rear camera
lumia 830 will be a 5in with 8mp rear camera

Edited by subcld, Aug 8 2014, 9:32am :

With 5Mp up front, it's not a stretch to think the back camera might be 8Mpx, time will tell though, it also has the same "hump" as the 925 meaning it could indeed be a Zeiss shooter.

Since it's all rumor and speculation atm I edited the spec.

Edited by Steven P., Aug 8 2014, 11:36am :

Steven P. said,
[...] meaning it could indeed be a Zeiss shooter.

I think it'd be a Zeiss shooter either way (that's what they been using for all the Lumias). Also, there's the Zeiss logo etched (or whatever) just below the hump. :)

Now take out all the two word colors starting with "D" and you still only have a few to choose from ;) I did make this clear in the sentence, but whatevs! :p

I like the matte/dull colors better than the brighter ones. Granted, I dont like colors at all on my phones (prefer black) but this green looks pretty good.

techbeck said,
I like the matte/dull colors better than the brighter ones. Granted, I dont like colors at all on my phones (prefer black) but this green looks pretty good.

Imho, the best colour of the entire Lumia range was Cyan, followed closely by that matte grey they were offering the 920 in.

[16:23:46] _: Q: whats blue and flies really fast in circles inside a room?
[16:23:57] _: A: a baby with a punctured lung!

I'd laugh if the Debian Linux guys take Microsoft to court over the name. :D Probably won't happen, but it would still be funny.

f0rk_b0mb said,
I'd laugh if the Debian Linux guys take Microsoft to court over the name. :D Probably won't happen, but it would still be funny.

Don't forget that Microsoft hold hundreds of patents over Linux that they've elected not to pursue "at this time". But any time Microsoft decides, they could legally shut down all the world's Linux companies.

My first reaction when I saw the headline was, "I suppose if you really wanted to you could put a Volkswagen engine in a Ferrari." Why confuse people between one of the world's fastest moving upwardly mobile OSes and a dead and buries one.

They could have called it Dark Blue.

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