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New photos of Nokia Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 hit web before announcement

Next week in Berlin, Microsoft is expected to announce at two new Windows Phones, specifically the Lumia 730 and Lumia 830, both mid-range Windows Phones.

This morning, new photos of the Lumia 730 – first revealed by us a few weeks ago – have hit the web ahead of the press event. Even more, the photos confirm what we suspected: there are single SIM with 4G and dual SIM 3G variants.

The new photos show the devices in ample light, finally revealing more details about the highly anticipated Lumia 720 follow-up. The phones look thin, and they remind us of a cross between the original Lumia 720 and a Lumia 800/920 for design.

Rumored specifications of the Lumia 73x include some noteworthy specs, including:

  • 4.7-inch HD ClearBlack display
  • Quad-core Snapdragon processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 6.7 MP rear camera; 5 MP front-facing camera
  • 8 GB of internal storage; micro SD expansion
  • No camera button, on-screen keys
  • New Lumia 'Debian Red' firmware
  • 4G LTE

The Lumia 73x is looking to be a snappy device and a great followup to one of our favorite Lumias. Next week may prove to be an exciting press conference, especially for those looking for a solid, affordable mid-range Windows Phone.

Source: Tieba Baidu; via The Pocket Tech; Thanks, Fakhre, for the tip!

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

415 Comments
  • My next device!!
  • Looks like NL925 and NL920 merged together..
  • With a dash of 1020
  • Worth noticing thing the onscreen buttons hide .!! ^.^ but camera button missing .! :/
  • No camera button?!?! Thats a first fo Nokia!
  • No, that would be the 630 i think
  • nah, lumia 63x and lumia 53x series were the first ones
  • Only Microsoft could release a camera-centric phone with no dedicated camera button.
  • If L1020 successor released w/o dedicated camera button, they gonna blow themselves up.
  • considering its a 'selfie' phone, users would orobably use the onscreen buttons anyway
  • Yeah.. That looks like something I'd love.
  • And the back of the device is the 720.
  • It is a model, (says that at the top) but it looks exactly like my 1020 (without the camera hump)
  • You're over complicating it. It's a straight-up Lumia 900 copy minus the Carl Zeiss badge and dedicated camera button. I think this is a very good thing. Curious how close the dimensions will match, certainly will be much lighter.
  • No, it looks much closer to the 1020. 900 had a flat screen, the 1020's is much nicer.
  • Correct. It looks EXACTLY like the 900. Which is a good thing. Gorgeous phone. Hope this comes in different colors as well.
  • I thought that, it has the flat back like the 800/900 rather than the curve of the 920. Thinner though, and smaller bezels. What's not to like?!
  • I really like it, but i really would prefer a camera button! but overall, looks like an amazing and sexy midrange phone!
  • 1020 is only popular for its 41MP camera.
  • Whixh works beautifully
  • Most beautiful...
  • Looks more like a Lumia 900, sexy design indeed.
  • Actually it looks a lot like Nokia N9 and Lumia 800/900
  • FF Camera 5mp. Hopefully that becomes the new standard for all phones.
  • Exactly Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Does not seem to take up much space so yeah it should be the standard on the next generation of WP.
  • I freakin hate on screen buttons and lack of camera button. Otherwise a solid device, links premium. Can take on Moto
  • You're not alone. I hate them too
  • Agreed. How much money can they possibly be saving by leaving the buttons out? Ugh. I guess it at least had an ffc.. and at 5mp, a pretty good one.
  • Forget it, no matter what we say here they'll just go and do the opposite of what is expected
  • its not neccesarily about cost with on screen buttons, its coincidentally chaper than hardware buttons, but it also has a bunch of perks to it as it does cons, likewise, hardware buttons have a bunch of pros over onscreen as well as cons, its its a preference feature, I personally havent tried onscreen buttons, but one pro I already see with onscreen buttons is not bumping them all the time, everytime i hand my phone off to someone they bump the search button :P
  • I just can't stand them. One thing I WOULD like to see though is a toggle to disable the capacitive buttons. Now that we have the notification center, there is an easy way to get back to settings to turn them back on again. This would be great for games, and letting kids play with an app.
  • yea, hat would be nice
  • Yeah my girls 1020 volume up is stuck and it cripples the device. Unable to get any help so far so on screen buttons would be a blessing.
  • Volume buttons will almost always be hardware, so you can adjust your music without turning on the phone
  • Personally I am for camera buttons, but this is a mid-range phone not a high end camera-phone device so making it simpler and cheaper is important. The other day I gave my phone to my gf (she has an iPhone) and she got confused by all the buttons (yeah I know...); so I think for people coming to WP a sleeker and simpler device is the right way to go. Hopefully the 830 will have a dedicated button, I'm more likely to get that to replace my 925 as the camera on the 73X series wouldn't be good enough for me to upgrade.
  • Even my 520 has a camera button but I hardly use it.
  • Camera button is what differentiates Windows Phone from other phones. I dont know why Microsoft wants to copy other manufacturers. Camera button is super useful and its one touch to take a picture.   Infact in the start MS touted camera button as one of the unique features of WP. Sadly they are just copying iOS and Android
  • I think it's more about differentiating the high end Pureview Lumias from the low end Lumias. They are thinking of ways to encourage their low end customers to upgrade to a higher quality device. (33% of WP users have Lumia 520/521). The type of person who buys a Lumia 500 series may not think much about camera quality when buying a phone, but the presence or absence of a camera button makes it immediately obvious that one Lumia has a significantly better camera than others. The Pureview branding now includes the presence of a camera button.
  • I always use camera button to take pictures with my Lumia 720. Always!
  • I'll be ok with on screen buttons. But lack of camera button - no good.
  • I've been pleasantly surprised by the in screen buttons in the 635 but no dedicated camera button is a no go for me. Is that button really that expensive to incorporate?
  • Well, try onscreen buttons in the Texas sun! Good look seeing them outside! :(
  • You are forgetting the "Clear Black" screen tech. I was in Mexico with my 1020 and was able to see the screen mid-day, full sun.
    I actually have more trouble seeing my phone while wearing my sun glasses as they are polarized.
  • Huh... Finally, a single sim... I was waiting for it...
  • I think it lacks clear black display too..!! :/
  • It won't... 630 has it... Can't 730 have it too?
  • Aparently the 630 does not have CBD, not the true CBD anyhow.
  • It likely has CBD, but no sun light readability enhancements.
  • Hope that the debian red software fixes the glitch while closing the very last tab in Internet Explorer!
  • Debian Red is firmware, it doesn't fix OS software issues.
  • Oh!
  • I thought it'd be because of the drivers that the firmware installs. But the "glitchly" credit goes to Microsoft.
  • So now we have to ready to wait for debian red firmware !!!! I think it will surely come before 2020
  • What glitch is that? Fwiw, I don't see any obvious issue in the latest dev preview update.
  • My 925 have so many glitches it's ridiculous. It super lags etc... I've had a bad experience with that phone. It honestly had lots of lag when I got it, so now I'm on my 4th 925 and nothing has changed.
  • Weird. Never had an issue with mine.
  • Yep mines happens all the time
  • Yea my 925 runs smooth as butter too.. odd
  • I'm sure it does, maybe I kept getting defects.
  • You need to do a hard-reset by the sound of things, most people have no issues with theirs.
  • I did lots of times
  • You must have gotten a defective device, then. I've had my 925 since February and have had zero problems.
  • No, it's not about the device but about the inconsistency of the OS.
  • Yeah I think so to
  • Have no idea what you're talking about because my 925 works just fine, before and after updating to WP8.1. In fact, battery life is better now compared to when it was on WP8.
  • Well just because yours hasn't had any problems doesn't mean that mines didn't
  • Mine crashes and gets stuck about once every 3 weeks now, I've had to rely on my Jolla phone to wake me up after almost being late from work a couple times.
  • Try closing the very last tab in your Internet Explorer and see that it is not smooth closing it.
  • Go to settings and then date and time and try switching the 24 hour clock option and you'll see it takes a lot of time and sometimes even crashes!
  • nope and nope to both.
  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=48sy3XLKxCc
    Take a look. This is what I am talking about.
  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=48sy3XLKxCc
    Take a look at what I am talking about. Look at the transition when I close the last tab in IE, a bit glitchy.
  • My IE from WP8.1DP and now 8.1Update DP on my 520 keeps closing automatically for certain website :(
  • Yea! It happens with me too. I have seen this crashing problem for the first time in IE. There are a lot of other problems that microsoft need to work upon. There is no cursor in the dialler, this is some basic stuff and if basics are not good, it is not going to attract many.
  • Same here. IE keeps on crashing, same with Facebook Beta and Bing News -- I'm on a 920
  • It happened more frequently before Cyan install, on 8.1 DP. After cyan, everything is perfect
  • Yeah. IE in WP8.1.1 is VERY unstable. Lots of links can only be opened in a new tab (though not all the time, only 3/4 of time or so), and the back button crashes the app a LOT. It was somewhat like this in 8.1, but not to the degree it is now.
  • Looking like Lumia 920
  • good to see........they are continue with N9 design.
  • Actually, it looks more like the Lumia 900  
  • I love the Lumia design language, but I think it's time for MS to start adding a little more pizzazz to devices.... I like how the 920 had that metallic bezel down the back... Not too little, not too much...
  • You mean the 925 right? Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • He probably meant the metal strip with the Nokia Logo?
  • Yep! The longitudinal strip.
  • Waiting for this... Device..
  • Doesn't look one bit like the Lumia 820, from any angle. Doesn't look like the 720 either. In fact it looks extremely similar to the 920.
  • No one said it looked like an 820.
  • Daniel❗ Quit being so defensive, young man!!
  • Not so much 920 as it does the 900
  • It actually looks like a direct mix between the both of them.
  • No. It looks EXACTLY like the 900.
  • Yeah, you're right. It does.. Talk about recycling a design.
  • Like this device, cool
  • All I'm hoping for is an exchange offer for this phone in India. I'll happily exchange my 720 for this one! :D
  • There is never an exchange offer in India... even if there is any buy a new one instead.
  • True dat.
  • They changed the 720 design for the 920 design... I don't know if I liked this.
    And, I was expecting a update in the rear camera, to at least a 8mp sensor... :/
  • Not available in Brazil
  • Beautifull phones! Much beter looking then the first pics.
  • It's either this 730 or 830 for my phone upgrade from L625.
  • I got my eye on the 830.. depending on what the specs turnout to be, I may go to it from my 925 (even though it seems like it would be downgrading haha)
  • When they released 625 ???
  • L625 was released last year. Didn't you know that?
  • When those device launch in india
  • Lol
  • Yeah same I m also curious about, may be at the eve of diwali
  • This would be my next device
  • i got the lumia 720 wich im using right now and I'm TOTALLY going to upgrade it to the 735!! *--*
  • Great! It sounds more like a premium device with a price of mid range :D
  • Uhm... you're writing that there are "single SIM (730) and dual-SIM (735)" variants... but doesn't the pictures show that it's more like, 730 which is available in both single and dual-SIM mode but without LTE and the 735 which actually has LTE (just like the 63x series)?
  • yes
  • I hate this no shutter key trend.
  • Agreed :( not sure how I feel about on screen buttons either. Maybe that's not such a bad thing. I just think of them as being un responsive like on the nexus 7. But maybe that's just an android issue :)
  • yes i'm kinda disappointed with that too but well, I use my android phone without it. I guess they will only put camera button on from upper-mid range devices (8xx to 15xx).
  • Yip. If it has a pureview camera
  • +920!
  • Its okay for me, I don't use shutter in taking pictures.
  • Yeah I'm not too keen on losing the camera button either. I probably press that button even more than the power/wake button! And definitely more than the volume buttons. The camera button is so special because it is a dual stage button, just like a real camera. I mean, I understand phones like the M8 not having it, because it an android phone originally. But these Nokia phones are destined for nothing else besides windows phones.
  • Without camera button!!!! not a good thing.....
  • Yeah, it's a little disappointing to see the camera button vanish on newer phones. I am not fond of using the on-screen buttons to take pictures. I really like having that dual-stage button for the camera on my phone.
  • And going from lock screen to camera using only the button. Great for a quick shot when u need it.
  • Don't some android phones carry no camera button on the side? We all know iPhone dont. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • +620
  • Most don't I think. 730, being a "selfie"-phone, would be designed for portrait photography so no wonder there's no camera button.
  • Looks really slick. Kinda disappointed with the lack of the camera button (well, it's 60/40) and the bezels on the bottom. On-screen buttons is okay for me. I hope Microsoft will get the price right to beat some competition.
  • and it seems that it lacks clearblack.
  • check again
  • damn i'm going blind and I need to sleep now lol
  • HD ClearBlack display
  • They edited the article. Before the edit it is HD Display and the rear camera is 7 MP.
  • The problem is the competition next week are all flagships
  • Why? They have the same price? ;)
  • No Apple's iPhone 6 is announced on the 9th and Google Nexus 6 is suppose to be in October sometime! But Microsoft could announced that the 930 will be available in the U.S.  I would buy the 930 in orange if T-Mobile would carry it in other colors then White!  But probably buy it in White but it does not come in "white" as far as I know!
  • Dil jeet liya!! I meant to say it won my heart!!
  • Mera bhi....+525
  • Ab toh Dhanteras main 735 surely hoga mere pocket main
  • Will 735 launch in India? I couldn't find any 635..
  • Do these new phones have QI charging built in?
  • No chance.
  • It will.. Qi charging is rumoured
  • Well, at least there aren't any "dot connectors" to be seen on the back. My bet is that qi is a no go for this one in any form. The rumor was that 730 is "super light" so doubt it would have qi built in.
  • This is the real 620 successor.
  • no , its the 720 successor
  • Actually all these low end and mid range phones they are releasing are McLaren successors since sadly MS/Nokia now consider high end and niche devices dead :(
  • huh ? when did any of these happen ?
  • As well as it shares the 7xx, the 630 was actually a downgrade from the 620. This is what people thought the 630 would be like except with a smaller front cam, smaller back camera and smaller screen. This is what the 620 users want to update too. But you can see how it's the 720 successor to with the unibody design.
  • So at last someone understands. 520 upgrade to 630, 620 to 730, 720 to 830. 820 and 920 are tricky. Feature phone to 530.
  • Why are they killing the camera key? Its such a handy feature...
  • It's cheaper to manufacture without.
  • cost cutting measures
  • Penny wise, pound foolish...
  • It has nothing to do with cost; it because Microsoft want to make it easy to convert existing Android based phone manufacturers to use WP OS.  Without the separate camera button; it will be directly ported over! 
  • Except this is a MS/Nokia device. Are you suggesting they might be intending to load Android on it? I get that relaxing the requirements to allow manufacturers to load WP on what is currently Android based hardware, but leaving WP differentiators off of Windows Phones makes little sense.
  • Rats. I love the design of this phone but no dedicated camera button! Seriously.... come on. I have the Lumia 920 and I use the hold camera button "shortcut" constantly. ::Sigh::
  • +920
  • Screen size?
  • 4.7"
  • It looks amazing I think I fell in love with it
  • Y cudn they jst add the camera button. Y Microsoft, y
  • So it's about 4.5-4.7 inch display right?
  • My question too. We probably have to wait a little bit longer before full specs are confirmed.
  • No camera button?  BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZT.  Might as well get one of the other brands.  ONE thing that really sets the WP phones apart that ANY fool can understand and MS drops it.  Please come home, Nokia. 
  • Agree, we are not getting new WP users if we are eliminating all the features that distinguish WP from the rest. Today I read that Here will also become available for android! Another distinguishing feature gone. And Microsoft is improving the one drive functionality on android.
  • Sorry but no one is going to buy a Windows Phone for a dedicated camera button, unless it was a high end device with a crazy good camera ie. Pureview devices.
  • I hope you are selling your great insights and ability to speak for millions of consumers to big companies, friend.  If you aren't consulting, you, and they, are wasting time and money.   Get real.  You can't speak for everyone.  Yes, I doubt many phones are sold only because they have a sutter button, but once you use it, you sure don't want to not have it.  Or the ability to start the camera up from idle with it.  As indicated, the 730 will NOT be on my shopping list.  And you can take that to the bank.
  • I agree 100 percent
  • it remind me nokia xl ..
  • No way. You need glasses ;)
  • Wow love the rounded edges. Looks like a 920. Much better than the boring square edges boxy Icon/930 & 830 design!
  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  I like the  more rectangular, square look of my 810 and 925.   Once again, MS is losing what sets WP apart from Android.  At this rate, what with lack of new offerings in mid and high end phones that are Wifi Calling able on TMO, I'm sensing an Android in my future.
  • So tell us what sets windows phone apart from android
  • We definitely need more designs on Windows Phone, all these phones look the same (Lumia 800, 900, 920, 720, 1020, 930, 520, etc.) At least HTC brought the M8 to the platform, some novelty at last (and Samsung once).
  • I came here to say the same thing. The design is completely boring at this point.
  • Disagree. Especially the 930.
  • You think so ?! Take a look to Samsung galaxy series and you will just go blind of the same design !
  • True but you have a ton more devices on android whereas 90% of windows phones are Lumias. So android hardware is varied despite Samsung doing the same thing but windows phone hardware isn't.
  • I think the Lumia design overall is the best design.
  • It's a nice design, just shouldn't be the only design for the whole ecosystem. HTC is showing the way now, we need alternatives.
  • A perfect mid ranger
  • I'm waiting for the 730
  • Looks great! Hopefully we'll get some more details on the 830 my 820 is a beast with 8.1 Update 1
  • If it's truly debian red, what if those users with p preview developer? Still pending for the CYAN instead of to get the RED?
  • No shutter key? That is disappointing.
  • Those specifications sound vey inviting :)
  • Really liking this phone until I saw there was no camera button. I really want to replace this stinkin' HTC 8X I have.
  • 5MP is very tempting. I've never taken a selfie but I do a lot of Skype, I wonder the video quality of this 5MP camera. I hope 830 will come with 5MP ffc as well since I will probably upgrade to 830 and not 730.
  • Vine
  • DOesnt it look like Lumia 900?
  • Microsoft. We want a Lumia flagship phone for more than just one carrier. Where is the rumored 1525?
  • Guess its all just a rumor :s
  • Low and mid-range products are more important than high end. Android did not get to number one market share because everyone is buying a flagship phone from Samsung or Sony.
  • Flagship, flagship, flagship...please MS.
  • Midrange, midrange, midrange....please MS.
  • What he said plus low end. Need more market share for the app support.
  • Low end phones don't sell in the US, and that's where the developers focus their work.  Almost all of the phones in the US are subsidized via contract.  And app purchases drive the developers desire to create apps for platforms. So without a higher US marketshare, the developers won't invest the time and effort to writing/updating apps because the foreign markets largely have no way to buy them.   And when you consider the fact that the largest marketshare is in emerging countries, and many of those people don't have credit cards to purchase apps with - you see the conundrum. Global market share without a purchasing avenue won't yield more app support.      
  • Your suppositions are incorrect in several ways: 1)  Low end phones have the highest marketshare of any location in the world.  Extending your subsidization statement, the low end phones are at extremely low prices or free.  When given the choice, the majority of people will choose the lowest priced item that fits their needs.  Market analysis has shown this is not "flagship" phones.  The sole exception is of course Apple and that is only in the USA.   2)  Having worked at a major software company (actually the world's largest), I refute your app purchases theory.  Resource allocation for software support and development was provided based on the market penetration of said device/platform.    3)  I question your assertion that developing countries do not possess the wherewithal to purchase apps.  The mere acquisition of a smartphone alone should provide enough evidence of a viable target audience.  Cultural and societal differences do play a difference and are accounted for be dedicated localization teams from every large phone manufacturer.  Do not think that the Western model is the sole method for app purchase.
  • This is a no brainer since all the other high end phones will be releasing next week :s
  • Wish it had a physical camera button. So much for being "camera-centric"
  • Its a dedicated "Selfie" phone not camera in general
  • Don't need a dedicated camera button for selfies or taking photos generally. It's not the end of the world..
  • But ya an app for shooting selfies is needed when the phone is held.. Like the LG G3 has which takes a selfie when the wrist is clenched
  • It's not the end of the world, but it's a differentiator. Nokia would be foolish to adopt this poor Apple/Android adaptation. Lumias can be *the* camera phone brand if they tighten up around this.  
  • It's gonna be awesome with a capital A baby!(Dick Vitale voice)
  • Good job MS for not releasing a high end phone to compete with the ios and Android releases next week.
  • MS just released 930 ! Isn't this a flagship ?
  • On ATT we don't have a 930/Icon.
  • I think spec wise can compete with the best, but it wasn't promoted as a flagship so I would say no. It should've been though, great device
  • Sensible job. The attention will be to devided. Also, HTC One M8 and L930/1520 allready are high end.
  • You're being sarcastic, but you're also correct.   The market share shows what would happen if consumers are forced to choose from Android, iOS, and Windows Phone releases during the same time frame.
  • Hd display means full hd???
  • No, it doesn't. HD is 720P and Full HD is 1080P.
  • It means HD. Full HD means Full HD.
  • time to "Lumia Selfie"
  • I'm going for 83x as 73x doesn't have a camera button, may not have ClearBlack display, I'm comfortable with the capacitive buttons(don't really like onscreen buttons) and I like the design and premium look of 83x since I'm done with 720-like design. Otherwise both the phones have a soft corner in my heart.
  • didn't the 830 leaks confirmed that it will have a camera button?
  • Yes they did indeed
  • Err....The photos says 730 is dual sim and 735 is single sim. Article says completely opposite.
    CORRECT IT PLEASE.
    I hope both will have 1GB RAM unlike Lumia630 and 638/5 . Not that 630 is slow or something. Its butter smooth. :D
    I'm looking forward to 830. Might be my next upgrade.
  • Looks like they've recycled the 1020 design, taken out the camera hump and button and put the speaker on the back… oh and removed the lanyard/strap hole. Also… "Debian Red'… okaaaaaaay.
  • Looks too much like an iphone. Probably going to get sued. . .   Flat, rectangular shape with rounded corners. . .Didn't Apple patent that?
  • What you are talking about ?!!
  • What?? That is definitely not Iphone.!
  • I sense sarcasm. Hope I'm right.
  • Won't swap my 8X for those
  • Gonna buy l525 next week....
  • Umm...were still waiting for that one to come out.
  • I think he meant L525
  • Yeah lumia 525
  • Oh. Sorry.
  • I only miss the shutter button. And thinking about it...the 730/735 are supposed to have a removable backcover to get to the SIM/SD trays and removable battery...
  • Interesting wide live tile for Vine as well, perhaps an update isn't far away!!!
  • Looks the fukkin same change the damn old ass boring design >_
  • Really?!? Pretty sure every phone manufacturer has specific "look" about them...iphones, all the same. Samsungs, all look relatively alike, HTC...i feel they haven't adopted a personal look until the last 2 years. What you said really doesn't make sense...annnnd you're a minority.
  • On screen buttons or a nod to the Charms bar (a push for charms adoption)?
  • Go to settings and open date+time and switch 24 hour clock option and see it is very slow. Not smooth!
  • Always happy to see more midrange devices-- they seem to sell well overseas, and that's what keeps WP/Nokia alive. For myself, though, I wanna aim a little higher-- I'm hoping to upgrade to the 830 once I can, depending on what the final specs look like.
  • Wow, that is simply beautiful, i was skeptical about it topping the amazing 720.... But I already think it has!
  • Cant wait to get my hands on it
  • Friends would you please tell me how the camera button will work L730.....if it has not any camera button?
  • Like most phones that don't have a dedicated camera button. Perfectly fine.
  • It doesn't have a camera button. Will work just like the 630/635 wih an onscreen button.
  • ThisI bought a couple of 720s for me and my wife, I upgraded mine for a 1020 and I must say that whenever I use my wife's 720 I can't help but feel that designwise it's a wonderful device (I think the most refined design on a Lumia). I works great too, too bad it has the 520 Mb limitation. That said, the 730 looks like a winner to me
  • Debian red
  • HERALD THE PRESSES: "Microsoft finally gets it right"
  • why the heck there's not a flipping camera button??
  • cost cutting
  • A feature that is not necessary for the general population. See Android and iOS.
  • Glad they're proliferatin' the low end... Maybe some day they'll release a 1020 successor before I get a new phone. Right now it's between hanging onto my 920 or getting a 1020.
  • Me too,  waiting for the successor of 1020, with a better processor and bigger battery and SD card
  • I hate the lack of camera button with all my heart.
  • I concur. Unfortunately, it is not a deal breaker for the majority of the population.
  • Guys can anyone tell me the price of these .. Better be in INR... Indian so ..... And is there any news of its launching in our India ...
  • After announcement it will take it 3-4 months to come to India. assuming it as mid-range price should be around 17k.
  • Bro..the phones haven't even been announced...:P But 730 can be expected around Rs. 20,000 or hopefully lesser..
  • Do Lumia phones look different? Not to me
  • Yes. Very different.
  • Hey, is the DEBIAN RED mentioned here the upcoming internal name for windows phone 8.1 update 1...
  • No. It's firmware not the OS.
  • Better come in green and orange.
  • I wonder if it can beat the 820 in benchmarks
  • Looks soo sexyyy...
  • At this point it would take a lot for me to buy a phone without camera button or touch buttons...
  • And I thought that all Samsungs looks the same.. /s :)
  • Carl zeiss lens??
  • Aren't there any leaks for lumia 830(apart from brazillian one)
    and will both of these devices have sensecore?
  • Does anyone have a time table of when Debian red is coming out for DP? And what are the new features that will be with it!?? Thanks :-)
  • Debian red is like Cyan, it will never come out for DP.  It is a firmware update, for sure it will be months away.
  • Oh ok. Thanks
  • F**K! Where are the high end specimens?!?!?! I really need something to keep me from buying a HTC one m8! Come on MSFT!
  • This. I might just get a 1520 if Microsoft does not release something new by November.
  • November is when my contract ends so hopefully something high end is at least announced by then
  • Selfie phone not having camera button?
    Weird!!!!
  • All the Android and iPhone users have no issue with having no physical camera button.
  • My first and current smartphone is a windows phone
    So no experience of android or iphone
  • It's not such a big deal. On-screen focusing and taking photos is much easier, or even faster. Depends on what phone you use.. And it's faster to open camera by unlocking the screen and tapping on the icon than by holding the camera button.
  • Really? It is faster to hit the one button, swipe up the lock screen and tap the camera icon, than just hit one button? How does that work? Now I know both iOS and Android have adapted and allowed openning the camera with a swipe/gesture after you have it the on button, and so does Win8, but I find it hard to beleive that one button is slower than a button and a swipe, or a button a swipe and a tap.
  • Yes, it is faster, try doing it yourself or I guess it's up to the user's speed of doing it. Cos of lack of camera button on new phones I've have tested how fast is it to get to the camera - depends on where you put your Camera tile. It takes like a second.
  • When you take a selfie, either in the camera app or something like Snapchat when do you use the camera key? I sure as hell never do. Only ever used for photos being taken in landscape mode.
  • Same here.
  • Even for focusing :D
  • If price right (say abt 200 usd) it will be the bst windows phone and should outsell even Lumia 520.....
  • Mmmmm... Sexy phones!
  • Any leaks of "Derbian Red" features? :)
  • I'm getting one as soon it's released!
  • Looking gorgeous! Lovely piece of tech, seriously. M looking forward to see glance screen as well. Please Microsoft don't disappoint me.
  • Looks like the 920
  • The chassis looks like the legendary beauty Lumia 800. I like it.
  • 1030 announcement please.
  • I hope so too, I'm ready to upgrade my 1020 (not willing to sacrifice my camera)
  • Its looking like a simpler 920 its nice. I wanna see the back cameras performance the front looked great. now for a better 830 leak!
  • Actually on L630. Next stop: Lumia730. After a Windows 8" tablet :)
  • They do look beautiful. Let's hope MS don't omit anything that make us go Why MS! And also, I'm hoping it will be priced right that is less than or equal to $250
  • 1gb of Ram? No thanks
  • Zero difference between the two configurations on WP. At least not in practice.
  • What's wrong with that exactly?
  • For mid-range that is exactly enough..
  • Looks like a thin L920. Really Nice!
  • Lack of dedicated camera button turns me off. The 830 it is for me
  • Man! this phone looks absolute stunner!! Abit confused to buy this or the l830 pricing at the release day might help out :D (desperate wait....)
  • From 720 to 830 promotion is coming for ne
  • The camera hardware button is missing. That's weird if they are going to advertise it as a selfie phone. If design and cost is what is stopping it why not implement something similar to what iPhone does? Have volume up/down act as a camera button while in camera app mode and also add a quick access to camera app from lock screen. Yes it seems like a feature copy but everyone copies one another now and why not it's more consumer friendly.
  • I just want its Orange version...
  • Don't know if the any U.S. carrier with the exception of AT&T will carry any Lumia color other then black and white!  I seen a Orange Lumia 930 at the airport.  It looks awesome!  But not available in the U.S. market.
  • At least for some you can buy interchangeable backs for the device, 520, 635. AT&T had yellow 1520's, and there were blue and yellow 8Xs when those came out. Maybe we will see some more color options in the US.
  • Didn't 730/735/830 suppose to have removable batteries? Is it only me or does it look like a unibody design? If it does have removable backs, then I'd have to give it to design team.
  • This! And even if not for the rumored removable battery, then again how would it be possible to access sim card slot and memory card slot! In the pic, it certainly does look like unibody design but it can't be!
  • Nice to see mud range services have lost camera button. Would love to see all buttons removed and put on screen. Double trap to wake and respective tile for sleep. Volume dragged down already on notification centre. Little to change really.
  • How would you hard reset?
  • These are nice looking. Will either be available in the US?
  • Looks like 920
  • No hardware keys. No aluminium body. Not buying.
  • I got a feeling that it won't be released in the US and if it is it will be a carrier exclusive with AT&T or Verizon
  • I'll bet you the 735 is sold in the U.S.A.. I also will bet you it will only work on AT&T and T-Mobile.
  • T-Mobile offering the 735 would be awesome if it came in another color other then "White".  But they just do not like to stock many Lumia phones.  I just hope they don't change the sizing from the standard 735!  Beggers cannot be fessy I guess.  The 521 was terrible for accessories because there were almost no accessories made for the 521 and 520 had tons of them but it was a little longer then the 520!  Crazy T-Mobile management!  The should look at the phone in terms of the user; not to make it so exclusive that nobody support it!  LOL!
  • Looks like a 920
  • Looks like a lumia 1020 without the camera hump.
  • If it has miracast then ill definetly buy when it first comes to market.ill be at the shop when it opens in d morning n buy it.
  • Luks like n9 amazing design. My next phone
  • Those devices that are coming out look very excellent and I don't see the problem with the new windows phones without a camera button. As you can see we never see a camera button on IPhone and so android phones have had no camera buttons. I'm use to a phone with a camera button or not. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • My successor to Lumia 720.
  • Whoa. 5mp front cam, like on the HTC one m8. I wish I only had 5mp front facing cam on my 1520. Well, lets wait for 1530, my next device
  • Debian Red? Meanwhile I'm still sitting here without Cyan on my 822. Verizon needs to pull their fingers out of their butts. Can't even upgrade my pfd to 8.1.1 due to the error that still hasn't been fixed! Probably will go with the 830 as the 730 doesn't seem like much of an upgrade, camera wise I'd be going backwards.
  • Weird... In FCC schematics it looked like the Lumia 730 was a device with a removable back cover because of the SD/SIM card slot positions. But in these photos it looks like it's a unibody.
  • I think it's a wrap-around plastic shell, like the 625. Our at least I hope so....
  • +1 (because otherwise how to access sim card and memory card slots!)
  • Why no dedicated camera button ? WHY ??????
  • Hmm... So whens the so called Debian Red slated to start rolling out for existing devices ??
  • 730 is now right upgrade for my 520. Yeyyy. Waiting for it in India.
  • Maybe camera key will be on Pureview only models?
  • If this is sold in the US it could be a hit (well, a WP hit ;)). FInally a phone that has everything most people need and hopefully won't cost a bunch.
  • Sqweeeeee!!!! This is a device that has my attention. Like the design cues. The 830 is also very interesting. Finally some pucker devices! Of course, the 1520 reigns supreme but it's good to see the lower orders catch up and offer good value. The 5 & 6 series are too gimped for me (625 is as budget as I'd like it :/) but these devices look genuinely good. Hope they are priced reasonably - and by that I mean the 830 is NOT above £200. If that. Here's hoping it's all good and this hype is not for nought.
  • Looks to be budget devices and i like it, But if it is designed to compete against the new iphones and upcoming android devices, this will never succeed because it looks ugly... and honestly i don't get why people say the 920 looks good.. it has a plain and boring design, too heavy and thick, i wish this could look more a 925ish
  • 920 ugly? Yeah, right.
  • Go ahead and tell me what was exceptional about the 920 design
  • The slightly rounded underside makes it not slap the ground or table if laid down. The rounded corners also don't dig into your hands. Finally, no camera hump means WC, NFC, and holding the phone are easy without damaging the hump over time. It lays down flat. No protruding pieces to snag on pockets either.
  • have u have wondered why it never sold very well even with all that u just listed? It's not appealing to the eye, that's all. Putting it side by side with what people are used to, that thing is crap... Look at devices like the one plus one, xiami mi4, and huawei ascend p7 you will understand why i think nokia is just not designing things the right way. This kind of devices don't create an emotional connection with the user, and without it its gonna be so hard to convince people to buy
  • In my area, I beg to differ. I've had people ask to take it out of the case to look at it, even if they like iPhones. I love the device, and they are probably not bring back most of these elements after the designer of the 920 left Nokia. Regardless, I'd love a 1530 with 920 design elements.
    Edit: additionally, the devices you have listed are from a newer phone era, while the 920 was releases in Nov 2012. Design changes over time.
  • Don't be stupid to think it would compare to >500 euro phones. It does not. Looking at the comments here and on a very popular techsite in the Netherlands, people find that the 73x look - beautifull - . Including me. You're just not one of us.
  • @Hoekie, just shut the hell up if you don't have anything to say The phones i listed above are way affordable, around $350 for both xiaomi mi4 and the one plus one. Just bcz the phone is supposed to be a budget one does not mean it should be ugly.... again go tell it to ur related one that they are stupid bcz i am not, biatch.
  • 'Don't be stupid' is a matter of speech. No need to start crying. LOL. So, next to having no taste, you also have a bad temper. Wow.
  • Its just a model.. Not final product..
  • Since MS started compromsing on hardware part now a days, let us see how they are going to do pricing part. 
  • I understand the event is in Germany, but why not promote the platform here at home and have a launch party?
  • Come soon baby.. Wanna kiss that camera
  • I'd like to repeat the question asked above - how are these phones going to be able to use sd card, are the backs removable? The devices look like the 900/920 series and the backs curve round. It doesn't look like they'll come off and so I can only assume there must be a sim tray... And an SD tray? Were not shown the right side of the device (looking from the back) so I can only assume that's where they'd be... I hope...
  • Sexy!! I want it.. This is the mid-range phone I was waiting for
  • I'm wanting the 830 still
  • New firmware???? RED????
  • It has to start with a "D". The tentative name is Debian Red. For all we know it might change.
  • The price will have to be spot on for people to actually consider it. I'd like to see £200-250 here in the UK
  • Finally A GOOD MID RANGE LUMIA.
    I've been waiting for this phone since 1 year.
    Price should be 200-250$
  • Looks like the Lumia 900
  • What's that beside the camera?(not the flash, the other one)
  • Good eyes. There's something just to the left of the flash. Look at the white one. And something just to the right of the lens. Look at the black one. Hmmm, interesting.
  • no camera button.... pathetic :-/
  • True
  • See no the clear black technology on the photo. There is an obviously grey color instead of the "clear black". No wonder it is going to cost $240 reportedly...
  • I love the design! Really looks like my old L900. I don't mind the on-screen buttons, but could not go without the one for the camera. The thing is... Everytime I want to take a picture, I already start the camera while I get the phone out of my pocket. Simply by pressing the camera button. I'd go crazy, if I had to push the power button, unlock the phone, search for the camera app und tip the tile. Sorry pals, this 'll sadly never be my new phone.
  • Simple, add camera toggle in notification bar
  • Definitely My Next New Device! :D
  • Really disappointed with the design. I was hoping it looked like the 720, which I thought looked really sharp. Instead this is just a 720 with a 920 shell (not partial to the squared-off top and bottom). Nokia designs have really taken a wrong turn. The last normal sized phone design that they had that was appealing was the 925, which was never available in Canada. The 1520 was also a nice design, just too damned big. The forthcoming 830 is just an Icon/930 clone. This latter phone had a really disappointing "blocky" design, and the 830 looks no better. I'm really unhappy that there will be no high-end Lumia this year with the cancellation of the McLaren, not to be seen now until sometime in 2015. :(
  • True, are they a short of Design or just wanted to copy like an ape...seriously MS needs to think further to take devices business further and actually a decision to sell of Nokia to MS was really a bad bad decision....
  • Anyone else kind of annoyed that Nokia keeps making 3 variants of their phones and putting US in back burner in names? Were used to the x20 being single sim, American locked (not always) with the full feature set, with the x25/8 being the modified or extra feature version of that device. Here with the dualsim/no 4g they keep making those the base x30 versions while the version US will most likely get is the modified x35 versions and that's really confusing.
  • How is that confusing. You just explained it. Besides companies change naming conventions all the time. They're their products, therefore it's their prerogative.
  • The only thing I don't like about those specs are the lack of a camera button and not knowing exactly what processor the phones will use.
  • Looks great! Then I read 8gb with no SD card slot and had a sad... then read no camera button and the tears were flowing.
  • Wait what? You certainly need to read again buddy! It has SD Card slot!
  • Woah, so it has. Haha. Thanks! Doh!
  • You should be happy it doesn't have a SD slot. It has a micro SD slot instead, much smaller and more convenient.
  • LOL. Thanks for the laugh.
  • Anytime❕
  • All these comments about the camera button are stupid look Microsoft needs to compete with android in order to make OEMs even want to consider windows. This decision to loosen hardware restrictions makes it easier to make cheaper devices and port android devices to WP
  • I think the strategy should not b to switch androids to Nokia as like they did...it should b different. And camera button and Glance screen is actually creating a difference in Nokia..they must follow some standard rules which is and which was an amazing features.
  • Not required if nokia's camera button is not available...
  • It's kind of refreshing to see a new Nokia device that doesn't look like a brick or a soap dish but the lack of camera shutter button is beyond disappointing. Such a dumb move by MS to remove that requirement.
  • Interesting speaker placement. Have we seen that before on a Lumia? 
  • The speaker holes and placement look almost identical to the Lumia 720 Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Will it have Zeiss Lens ? :)
  • Yes!
  • Lumia 900 is back
  • Pretty cool device, but no camera button?
  • Nice device. I am very tempted with the dual sim phone, but having a L1520 it would be quite a step down the ladder. Oh, why can't we get a 1520 successor with dual sim and SD card? I would sell my grandmother for it.
  • If there's no camera button, is there an easy way for us to open the camera? The easiest I can think of is pinning the camera app to the start screen.
  • Or in action center
  • Did they ditch Clearblack on this one??
    Oh and BTW, it kind looks like a 900
  • Wow, now that does look nice. Maybe I won't be looking at the 830 to replace my 820. If those rumoured specs turn out to be near enough the confirmed specs, it's basically my perfect device. The only thing that made me get the 820 over the 720 was the 512mb of ram. Not that I'd have the money to upgrade anyway, but this is very tempting indeed :P 
  • This is a Nokia N9 running Windows.
  • That was the Lumia 800.
  • I like the new numbering for 4G and dual sim version. Such as 630/635 and now 730/735. Looks like there will be 535 for 4G or even better specs. Yeah! No more refreshment device like 925 that launched 6 months after 920 announcement!!
  • Microsoft better not screw-up the pricing with the Lumia 730. The Lumia 730 should be in the $200-250 range.
  • No camera button! Not having that on the Lumia 635 is annoying.  Hoping the Lumia 830 will have a camera button. Although I love this design, remind me of my Lumia 900.
  • Debian Red new firmware... Wanna know more abt it....
  • it looks quite nice, but i'm a bit more interesting in the 83x devices. one more week!
  • AWESOME
  • Yawn
  • All these Windows Phones coming out wish my wallet was deeper.
    Windows Phone owner since 2011 and will always be.
  • T-Mobile will be happy with their exclusivity for the white only color 735!  Either get it or not!  No color options only "white".
  • Somewhat similar to the design of the 1020 without the hump. Back and the side angle really looks the same
  • The only thing that i like abt this phone is the body desighn the sharp corners and stuff
  • Without a flagship device, WP will be viewed as just a low end device for third world countries and people on a budget.
  • 930 is still a high end device, so is the 1520. And with the M8 for Windows comming to multiple carries this fall (and hopefully a global release 2) There are 3 completely different devices to feed peoples high end needs. Then there's also the 730/735 and 830/835, both are high mid end, comming this fall. Choices enough. And they also got decent low end devices for up comming markets. It's gonna be a bright Christmas for WP ;-) Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • These look nice along with the 830 but I wanna see a higher end device. Come on L1030! :D
  • Other specs. Good. "No camera buttons, no hardware keys" Bad.
  • Kallipp!!
  • I want the L735
  • Anyone know if this phone includes wireless charging
  • This thing looks great. Looks like a worthy upgrade from the original 720. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • I hope MS will make a gray colored case for the new phones, or introduce a cobalt blue cover. That's be great.
  • I hope so too. I have a grey case on my Lumia 820 and I like it very much. Very nice colour grey. And the Lumia 73x will have a removable case so swapping should be easy. I plan to get a white, black and hopefully a grey case.
  • this surely will be my next device .. :)
  • http://tinyurl.com/mmr63z8 And you'll find two other pic's close ups from top and bottom. Whch a.o. confirms USB port is on the bottom.
  • 735 for T-Mobile ? : ) Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • We in the U.S. should know on Sept. 4th or a little latter on.  I would think it about 90% T-Mobile will carry it in White only!  But I will just wait for a couple of months to see what else is available before I jump in!
  • Very attractive device, and I for one quite like to see the continuation and refinement of the N9 design - trimmer, smaller bezels etc. (one minor niggle is that the corner of my 920 has worn a hole in the bottom of my jeans pocket. But then I do buy cheap jeans.) With on-screen buttons though this one ain't for me. I'm ITCHING to see more of the 830 however - fingers crossed for 5" IPS, Glance and Qi...
  • i hate onscreen keys.. as in lumia 630