#MoreLumia Event in Berlin Thread


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Ian S.

                                   #MoreLumia                                     

-Berlin-

Microsoft is expected to launch Debian Red (firmware), Lumia 730, and Lumia 830

 

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What we expect
 
What is Microsoft announcing? So far all indications are pointing to two new Lumia Windows Phones, including:

  • Lumia 730 ? Featuring a 4-7-inch HD display, 5 MP front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM and unibody design, this successor to the popular Lumia 720 should be a hit for those looking for a premium budget phone
  • Lumia 830 ? The followup to the Lumia 820 from 2012 should deliver an affordable flagship design with its 5-inch HD display and rumored 10 MP PureView camera. The design itself is very reminiscent of the current Lumia 930, but reportedly it is thinner
  • Accessories and new firmware? Microsoft and Nokia rarely just announce new phones and then walk off the stage. Nope. Usually there are supporting accessories and new gadgets to go along with it, and we would not be surprised to see some new creations from the Mobile Devices team revealed in two days. Likewise, we reported on the followup to the Lumia Cyan software codenamed 'Debian Red', which we are hoping gets some light shed on it in Berlin.
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Ian S.

Unfortunately, it starts at 1:00 AM PST.

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George P

1 hour 3mins to go for me, 11PM my time.  But I might actually miss it if I have to go out for some work.

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George P

I missed the first 5mins of the event but now they're showing the camera software improvements coming.


Oh, they've talking about the Lumia Denim firmware update. 


Lumia 830 just shown for the first time.

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sundayx

May I ask if there's a live blog anywhere?

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George P

Oh cool, dynamic flash feature.  Nice!


May I ask if there's a live blog anywhere?

 

WPCentral should have one going as well.

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George P

Oh god, that miracast device name, it looks pretty nice but come on MS, what's with the crazy names?


Lumia 830 will be 330 Euros before taxes and so on.  Not bad, it has good specs.

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Ian S.

Hey Cortland passive voice coming to Lumia firmware denim and faster camera speed yay,

 

Nokia camera (formerly pro cam and smart cam) is now Lumia camera


500 apps per week
 
320K apps in the WP Store
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Ian S.

New selfie Lumia 730 phone 5MP? Front/Skype/selfie camera

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George P

Now would be a good time for them to push out a updated Skype WP app, just saying.

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Ian S.

Somehow wpcenteal reports the new Lumia selfie app works on Lumia 530. But it does not have a front camera right? :rofl:

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George P

Somehow wpcenteal reports the new Lumia selfie app works on Lumia 530. But it does not have a front camera right? :rofl:

 

The app can use your rear camera, it'll beep until your face is centered and then take the picture, don't need to see the screen.

I like the prices overall, also the fact that they're going to hit retail this month and not months from now like before.  

 

330euros for the 830 and 199euros for the 730.  The 735 is 219euros. 

 

73x has a 5MP front camera and a 6.7MP rear camera.

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Ian S.

There was a flipboard app if you look closely.

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George P

I didn't notice, haha, they often hide new apps on the start screen at times.

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George P

Here are the full specs for the two phones.

 

Lumia 730/735 full 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 (2596x1948) 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

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George P

Lumia 830 Specifications

 

Windows Phone 8.1 Update with Lumia Denim

 

LTE RoW: GSM 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz; WCDMA: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz; LTE: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20; Data Speed ? Upload (Max) GSM: EGPRS/236.8 kbps; WCDMA: HSUPA/5.76 Mbps; LTE: 50 Mbps; Data Speed ? Downlink (Max): GSM: EGPRS/236.8 kbps; WCDMA: HSDPA/42.2 Mbps; LTE: 150 Mbps.

 

Memory: 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal user memory; 15 GB OneDrive cloud storage, micro SD expandable up to 128 GB

 

Display: 5.0-inch ClearBlack IPS HD (1280 x 720) display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Curved Glass (2.25D), Lumia color profile, wide viewing angle,

 

Processor: 1.2 GHz quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400

 

Main camera: 10 MP PureView with ZEISS optics and optical image stabilization (OIS), Video recording at 1080p 30 fps (Full HD), Rich recording

 

Secondary camera: Full HD 5 MP wide angle (2596x1948) f/2.4, Nokia Camera, Nokia Storyteller, Nokia Creative Studio

 

Size: 139.4 x 70.7 x 8.5 (volumetric) mm, Weight: 150 g

 

Connectivity: USB 2.0, BT 4.0, WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, AGPS and GLONASS, 3.5 mm audio connector

 

Battery: Removable 2220 mAh battery, exchangeable shell

 

Audio: 3 high-performance microphones, Nokia Rich Recording with surround sound capture (Dolby 5.1), Uplink noise cancellation for calls, 3.5 mm AV connector

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George P

I'm hoping the Glance screen abilities are something they make part of the OS itself and that anyone can get if they have the right display required for it to work.   It's also good that these are going to go to market this month iirc.    I'm hoping they can release high end flagship devices in a few months, I"m thinking for November maybe, next up.

 

If you look at it, they seem to be on a new cycle, starting with the low end, now mid-range and next up should be high-end and phablets.  We got the 630 and later the 530 in June-July.  Now the 730 and 830 in September, so 2-3 months apart, would mean that if this is the new trend for Lumia, we'll see a 1030 and so on in November, before the holidays.

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mstefanik

And from what I've been reading, the 830 and 730/735 are only going to be available in Europe, not the United States? If that's the case, that's an epic failure on Microsoft's part.

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George P

And from what I've been reading, the 830 and 730/735 are only going to be available in Europe, not the United States? If that's the case, that's an epic failure on Microsoft's part.

 

I haven't seen that stated, they haven't said it officially anywhere and the WPCentral guys haven't said that, they're usually on top of these details.

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BajiRav

And from what I've been reading, the 830 and 730/735 are only going to be available in Europe, not the United States? If that's the case, that's an epic failure on Microsoft's part.

720 never made it to the US either, right? US only had 820 but it felt more of a step child that tagged along the ride.

 

Phone subsidies in the US market makes it difficult to market I think. You either have extreme low end in $99-149 no contract (530-63x) or extreme high end in $99-199 (930 and above) with standard 2 year contracts.

 

Personally I think MS is better off selling unlocked 730-830 from their own stores.

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George P

Odds are you'll see the 735 in the US, the LTE version and not the dual sim 730, but that's just my guess.

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Ian S.

Apparently since the 4K video is not coming to lower ends, a HD moments feature will be added instead of moments capture. To Lumia Camera that is.

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