Microsoft today announced the availability of two new smartphones joining the Lumia family in Kenya – the Lumia 830 and Lumia 730 Dual SIM, both running the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1. The devices bringing industry-leading imaging technology and more affordable pricing to the growing Kenyan smartphone market.
The Lumia 830 is an affordable flagship that delivers high-end innovation such as optical image stabilization and PureView imaging to more people, while the Lumia 730 Dual SIM offers a wide angle, front-facing camera a great selfie and Skype experience.
“Smartphone adoption is growing rapidly across East Africa, and especially in Kenya. According to GfK Retail and Technology, total smartphone market share in Kenya is currently 50 percent, compared to 30 percent at the same time last year. We are going to continue introducing stunning new products that showcase both the best of Microsoft’s digital work and digital life experiences, as well as fit with the trends we are seeing,” said Mariam Abdullahi, General Manager, East Africa, Microsoft Mobile Device Sales
Lumia 830: The affordable flagship
The Lumia 830 offers the best of Lumia and the latest from Microsoft providing high-end experiences that add tangible value to users. The device builds on the success of the Lumia 925 and Lumia 930 offering the best of Lumia with a thin, light design.
- The Lumia 830 captures high-quality images and videos, day or night, with a 10-megapixel PureView camera and ZEISS optics, Rich Recording and the thinnest optical image stabilization system on a Lumia.
- It delivers the best of Microsoft with pre-loaded Microsoft Office Mobile; the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 and OneDrive with 15 GB of free storage, allowing content to be synced and shared easily.
- It comes with flagship Lumia innovations such as integrated wireless charging in a sleek aluminium and polycarbonate design.
Lumia 830 is available in Kenya for Kshs 45,000.
Lumia 730 Dual SIM: Built for Skype and selfies
With a wide-angle, front-facing camera and a slim, pocketable style, the Lumia 730 Dual SIM lets people easily capture and share more.
- The front-facing, wide-angle, 5-megapixel camera is great for Skype video calls, letting people share more of the world around them or bring more family and friends into a call.
- If purchased this year, these device also come with a free, three-month Skype Unlimited World subscription, meaning it’s easier than ever to have an international voice call with friends and family on their mobile and landline phones, right from a Lumia.
- Plus, with the integration of one-tap Skype video call access during calls, people have even more ways to share their stories, no matter where they are.
The Lumia 730 Dual SIM features a 2220 mAh battery, 8 GB of internal storage and 15 GB of free OneDrive storage, retailing at Kshs 29,000.