Microsoft launches Lumia 730, 830 and 930 just in time for festivals

Ajey Mehta, MD of Nokia India Sales Pvt Ltd, poses with the Lumia 730, 830 and 930.

Microsoft Devices is preparing for the festival season with three new Lumia devices aimed at the affordable and high-end segment. The Lumia 730 priced Rs 15,299, the Lumia 830 priced Rs 28,799 will try and woo those looking for a phone in the affordable range, while the Lumia 930 flagship will have a high-end Rs 38,649 price tag.

Ajey Mehta, Managing Director, Nokia India Sales Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Microsoft Mobiles Oy, said the two affordable devices will pack features that are seem mostly in high-end phones. He said Microsoft services like Skype, OneNote and Cortana available across most of the mid and high-end Lumia phones will be a clear USP for these devices.

In fact, with the three new devices as well as the Lumia 1520, Microsoft is now offering 1TB of cloud storage free for the first six months. After that users will have to pay Rs 125 per month for using this feature.

The Lumia 930, launched globally in April, stands apart for its 20MP PureView camera with ZEISS optics and advanced Rich Recording. It has a 2.2GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. The thin phone also have a stylish design that sets it apart from the rest of the Lumia range.

The Lumia 830 on the other hand tries to bring top-end features to a more affordable price point. It has a 10 MP camera wth Carl Zeiss optic. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.

The Lumia 730 dual SIM model is much more affordable but brings a good camera and Microsoft services to this range. It is the most affordable device with wireless charging, though this feature is not being

The Lumia 830 and 730 were announced at the IFA in Berlin in September.

Microsoft has also announced the availability of HD-10, a Microsoft Screen-Sharing device that lets people beam any content from their smartphone to an HDMI-enabled screen. The HD-10 will be priced Rs 5,999.


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