Nokia Lumia 730 release tipped for late August

The Nokia Lumia 730 release date could be scheduled for some time in late August.

According to a new leak, the successor to the Nokia Lumia 720 could be released in the last two weeks of August, at least in the US.

Apparently it will initially launch with US network providers AT&T and Verizon, but that’s not to suggest that it won’t be available in the UK from that date.

It will come with Windows Phone 8.1 and the latest GDR1 update pre-installed though.

The codenamed Superman smartphone is expected to be the Nokia Lumia 730 and is supposedly going to be the phone for selfies.

Basically, it will offer a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for taking better quality selfies and offering enhanced video quality for video calling.

Rumoured specs include a 720 x 1280p resolution 5-inch display, powered by the rather outdated quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU. It will therefore offer Adreno 305 graphics.

To complement that 5-megapixel front-facing camera, reports say it will have an 8-megapixel rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics. This is also said to offer great low-light photography.

As for design, it will retain the looks of the Lumia 720 but with a few tweaks.

The Lumia 930 is far from the first to be selfie-centric. There’s already the Sony Xperia C3 and the Huawei Ascend P7 with its 8-megapixel front-facing camera, as well as the HTC One M8 with a 5-megapixel front snapper.

We’ll have to wait and see when the Nokia Lumia 730 makes an official appearance, but if the leaks are correct it will be in the next couple of weeks.

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Via: PhoneArena