Lumia 830, Microsoft’s “affordable flagship”, coming to Australia soon

Microsoft Devices today announced the Australian availability of the Lumia 830, the smartphone the company has dubbed its "affordable flagship". The handset will retail for AUD$579 and will be available in early November through Telstra, Optus Business, Harvey Norman and JB HiFi. For comparison, Microsoft's "high-end" flagship, the Lumia 930 retails for AUD$729, AUD$130 more.

The Lumia 830 features a 5-inch 720p display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 2200mAh battery, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. While the "affordable flagship" doesn't have the same massive 20 megapixel camera as featured in the Lumia 930, its 10 megapixel shooter is equipped with what Microsoft claim is the world's thinnest optical image stabiliser, making it ideal for low-light photography. The handset also supports wireless charging and the new 700MHz spectrum.

Despite the announcing that Microsoft will phase out the Nokia name on all smartphones, the Lumia 830 is still Nokia branded. It is likely one of the last Nokia branded smartphones to be released in Australia. Microsoft will maintain and continue to use the Lumia brand.

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