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Microsoft announces “affordable flagship” Lumia 830 Smartphone

Microsoft and Nokia have taken to the stage today, at the IFA event in Berlin to announced its new range of Lumia Windows Phone OS running smartphones, including its new Flagship handset the Lumia 830.

Microsoft are reefing to the Lumia 830 as “Our affordable flagship” which means that unlike Apple, Samsung and HTC, Microsoft and Nokia are looking to make the best phones for an affordable price.

The 830 certainly does look like they have achieved this, as it comes with a premium range of features including a 5inch ClearBlack IPS-LCD 1280*720p display that is Gorilla 3.0 glass enforced and comes with Super Sensitive Touch for glove and nail usage.

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Inside the handset comes a  2,200mAh battery and a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400, which  runs the latest Windows Phone 8.1.1 (Update 1)., or Lumia Denim as it’s called, which comes with the new Lumia camera app for the built in rear-facing 10MP PureView camera with ZEISS optics.

The Lumia 830 is big on its camera, as onto of the updated Lumia Camera App, Microsoft have included a new Living Images feature that will bring your images to life, by adding movements and emotions to images.

Plus a new camera feature that takes take two pictures, One with flash and one without. When editing the final image, it offers a slider that lets you change the flash effect up in the picture. In other words, if the flash was too bright but the image is too dark without the flash, you can now tweak the end result to somewhere in-between.

Style wise the 830 continues on where the Lumia 930 left off with its Metal sides and bright interchangeable back cover, whilst also being thinner than the 930 at 8.5mm thickness.

Inside you get 16GB memory built in, but this time the handset has support for 128GB via a microSD slot, plus Microsoft 15GB of free OneDrive cloud storage.

The Lumia 830 is expected to be available in September around the world and is estimated to be priced at around €330 before taxes and subsidies.