Microsoft today announced the Lumia 830 and Lumia 730 for Thailand at an event in Bangkok. Available today, the Lumia 830 will set purchasers back by 13,990 baht ($430), while the 'selfie' Lumia 730 is priced at 8,790 baht ($270). To sweeten the deal slightly, Microsoft is bundling free 15GB OneDrive storage and free Skype calls for 3 months.
Both Windows Phones pack the Lumia Denim update, adding numerous new features to the overall experience. Microsoft has partnered with True and dtac in the region to stock the Lumia 830 and Lumia 730. See the press release below for more details on carrier pricing and whatnot.
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Nokia Lumia 830 and Nokia Lumia 730 now available nationwide
Bangkok, Thailand – 2 October 2014: Nokia Lumia 830 and Nokia Lumia 730 Dual Sim are now available in the Thailand Mobile Expo 2014 and nationwide. With high-end innovations and superior imaging technology at affordable prices plus the new software update Lumia Denim and integrate Microsoft experiences, Microsoft Devices becomes the true leader in mobile imaging at every price point.
"After the success of Nokia Lumia 930 with leading smartphone technology, we bring superior user experiences of Windows Phone 8.1 with high-end technology and imaging innovations on flagship smartphones available on the two new affordable devices Nokia Lumia 830 and Nokia Lumia 730 Dual Sim, underscoring Microsoft's commitment to offer a competitive Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone for everyone," said Mr. Yantana Simavanichkul, Managing Director, Microsoft Devices Thailand.
The ultra-sleek Nokia Lumia 830 packs the very best Lumia innovations including PureView camera with ZEISS optics, Rich Recording, and our thinnest optical image stabilization system to date as well as premium technology such as wireless charging, super sensitive touch, and Glance Screen. Consumers can own the flagship technologies at the price of 13,990 baht only. The selfie smartphone Nokia Lumia 730 Dual Sim comes with a wide-angle Full HD front facing camera which provides unbeatable selfie by showing more of the world around you as well as allows more friends and families into video calls on Skype. Share your chic selfie shots on the Nokia Lumia 730 Dual Sim only at the price of 8,790 baht.
Both smartphones come with the software update Lumia Denim and Lumia Camera app, offering ease of use and speed in photo and video capturing via 2 special functions. Moment Capture allows 4K-quality video recording, depending on hardware. Each frame is of high image quality at 8.3 megapixels, can be saved as a still image, and be applied with techniques like Action Shots. Rich Capture simplifies picture-taking with auto HDR and Dynamic Flash. With Rich Capture, people can avoid the hassle of adjusting camera settings; they can shoot first and edit and select the perfect shot later. In addition, users can sync, save and share both photos and videos from the two new smartphones on OneDrive free for 15GB as well as get Skype calls worldwide free for 3 months.
Microsoft joins hands with 2 leading operators offering unbeatable packages for both smartphones. Buying a Nokia Lumia 830 and registering with True Move H monthly package or changing network with the same number will receive a 50% discount on monthly fees for 10 consecutive months as well as 4G internet free 3GB with free Facebook usage for 6 months. Moreover, users will get free Skype calls for 3 months. For more information, please contact True Store and True Shop nationwide.
Buying Nokia Lumia 730 Dual Sim will receive a 50% discount on monthly payments for a period of 12 months from dtac. Simply subscribe for dtac's 999-baht Smartphone Device 4G package and pay only 499 baht monthly with 550-baht free calls to every network and unlimited internet at highest speed of 3GB. Another offer is the 1,199-baht Smartphone Device 4G package, which subscribers pay only 599 baht monthly for 12 months to get 650-baht free calls to every network and unlimited internet at highest speed of 4GB. Both packages will receive free unlimited dtac wifi. Moreover, dtac offers 0% interest for 20-month instalments for customers who buy Nokia Lumia 730 at dtac shop. For more information, please contact dtac shops nationwide.
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