Will Nokia’s Lumia 730 Be an Affordable LTE Windows Phone?


When Nokia announced the Lumia 900 last month, it marked the end of a lot of speculation into what the company was planning for its follow-up to the Lumia 800 and 710. Now, with the 900 well on its way to arriving, that guesswork is turning to future Nokia Windows Phone devices. We hear a rumor about one such model, supposedly the Lumia 730, this morning.

Chinese site WPDang reports that Nokia may be planning to unveil the Lumia 730 at this month’s MWC. Very few details of the phone’s hardware have been revealed, but from the sound of things, this could end up as something like an LTE-enabled 710 (above). Besides LTE support, the only specs disclosed are that the phone would have an eight-megapixel camera, and that it wouldn’t feature the polycarbonate shell or ClearBlack display of the Lumia 800.

Without anything offered in the way of corroboration, it’s difficult to put a lot of faith in this rumor; the language barrier makes it tricky, but from the sound of things, WPDang isn’t even sure about the rumored Lumia’s model number. That said, we are expecting to see some lower-tier Windows Phone hardware start to emerge in the next few months, so maybe this so-called 730 is just such a model. The note about the phone having LTE may sound a little off, in that case, but the absence of a ClearBlack AMOLED screen would make sense.

In any case, we should see if there’s any truth to this rumor in just a few weeks. So far, all we’ve been expecting from Nokia in Windows Phone for the MWC are the global 900 and the entry-level Lumia 610.

Source: WPDang (Google translate)

Via: WMPoweruser

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!