Microsoft has revealed the first Lumia phones since completing its takeover of Nokia. The new Lumia 830 leads the line, with a slimline frame and a fresh take on the PureView camera that put Nokia’s older smartphones ahead in the imaging game.
The PureView snapper comes with a 10-megapixel sensor with Zeiss optics and what Microsoft says is its lightest-ever optical image stabilisation system, which should ensure no more nasty blurring.
There are three high performance mics for recording video in 5.1 surround sound, which means clips ought to sound as good as they look.
A removable 2200mAh battery, which Microsoft reckons will last for 22 days on stand by, also helps the Lumia 830 stand out from the pack. And the phone can be charged wirelessly too, using Nokia’s Wireless Charging Plate.
Underneath the super sharp 5–inch display you’ll find a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 16GB of storage (which can be beefed up by a further 128GB thanks to microSD support) and Windows Phone 8.1 to keep things ticking along.
That means support for Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant, Live Tiles and 15GB of free One Drive cloud storage.
The on board SensorCore fitness tool will track your movements even when the Lumia 830 is asleep and can be paired with Microsoft’s Bing Health and Fitness apps, as well as adidas miCoach.
Microsoft says the Lumia 830 will only cost €330 (£260) SIM free, meaning it should be eminently affordable on contract.