MUSCAT: Microsoft recently announced the launch of Lumia 830, Lumia 735 and Lumia 730 smartphones running the latest Windows Phone 8.1 Operating System, bringing industry-leading imaging technology to more affordable price levels.

Microsoft also announced two new accessories that provide innovative ways for people to interact with their phone, plus the Lumia Denim update, which brings extra features and enhancements to existing Lumia smartphones.

With a slim design, the Lumia 830 is an affordable flagship that delivers high-end innovations such as optical image stabilisation and PureView imaging to more people.

Offering a wide-angle front-facing camera, attractive price tag, and slim, compact style, the Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 are built for Skype calls and selfies.

Existing Lumia smartphones continue to get even better with the Lumia Denim update, which combines great new features from the latest Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 with exclusive enhancements such as Lumia camera, which brings highest quality images at the fastest speeds.

Chris Weber, corporate vice president of mobile devices sales at Microsoft, commented on the launches: “Our strategy is to help people do more with stunning products that unite and showcase the best of Microsoft’s digital work and life experiences.

“The Lumia 830, Lumia 735 and Lumia 730 combine popular Microsoft services like Skype, Microsoft Office and OneDrive, with amazing Lumia innovations in design and imaging to bring experiences that people value, at prices they can afford.”

New accessories to complement Lumia smartphones

Microsoft Devices Group also announced two new additions to the accessories line:

The second generation smart Wireless Charging Plate DT-903 makes the most convenient way to charge even better, by intelligently alerting people when to charge and highlighting notifications with a subtle glow.

The Microsoft Screen-Sharing for Lumia Phones HD-10 lets people beam any content from their smartphone to an HDMI-enabled screen, easily and without content restrictions.

It is good for reliving memories with friends and family, or sharing presentations at work.

Lumia continues to get even better with Lumia Denim update

Lumia Denim combines the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update with exclusive experiences for Lumia smartphones. Lumia Denim also cements Microsoft’s leadership in imaging with the introduction of unique innovations in Lumia camera that make the camera work faster and more intuitively. Coming as part of the Lumia Denim update to Lumia 930, Lumia Icon and Lumia 1520, Lumia Camera offers: uSpeed: Never miss a moment with Lumia Camera and its super-fast camera start-up and capture speeds. Take numerous photos with just milliseconds between shots.

High definition: using Moment Capture, a long press of the camera button within the app automatically starts 4K-quality video recording at 30 frames per second. Each frame is of high image quality at 8.3 megapixels, allowing every single video frame to be selected and saved as a still image.