Microsoft unveils the Lumia 730 and 735 “selfie phone”, sports a 5MP front-facing camera


Lumia 730

At the IFA tradeshow, Microsoft has just took the wraps off the Lumia 730 smartphone, the successor to the company’s last year affordable Lumia 720. The Lumia 730 comes with 5MP front facing camera, and is being touted as the “Selfie Phone”.

The phone sports a 4.7-inch display with 720P screen resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, coupled with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB internal storage. As mentioned above, it comes with a 5MP selfie camera, with a 6.5MP rear shooter.  The Lumia 735 is the Lumia 730’s 4G brother. The 730 is a dual sim variant too, which will be great for emerging markets.

It comes with its own Selfie camera app, which Microsoft is making available on all the Lumia smartphones including the ones that don’t possess a front-facing camera. This app will allow users to add several effects and enhance the overall quality of the image.

The phone runs on the Lumia Cyan update, which includes both the Windows Phone 8.1 as well as several exclusive features, and will get updated to Lumia Denim when it launches. The Lumia 730 has been priced at 199 euros, while the 735 costs 219 euros. The phone will start selling later this month.