Lumia Denim firmware for Nokia Windows Phones announced – 4K recording, HDR and more included

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Microsoft has finally unveiled the upcoming Lumia Denim update for the Nokia Windows Phone devices which will bring a lot of awesome features including 4K recording, improvements in camera and much more.

Lumia_Camera from Denim update

Lumia Denim would be the next update after Lumia Cyan which started to roll out for devices with Windows Phone 8 last month. Lumia Denim would also be available for all Windows Phone 8 devices with Lumia Cyan update and it will bring the features of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 along with some exclusive features for Lumia devices like camera improvements.

Lumia Denim has the following features:

  • Lumia Camera: Lumia Camera will replace the Nokia Camera from current Lumia Cyan which will introduce more features
  • Fast capture: Lumia Denim combined with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 will make the shooting speeds of camera very fast with seconds between two individual shots
  • 4K recording: Lumia devices will start recording videos in 4K when the camera button is long pressed. The recording will be done in 24FPS at 8.3MP whereas, you will get the option to save individual images at high resolution
  • HDR and dynamic flash: Windows Phone 8 devices will finally be getting the HDR feature Dynamic flash which will let you capture the shots and then adjust them later
  • Improved low light images: Nokia will also improve the algorithms of the Lumia devices to make the low light photos more-crisp
  • Cortana activation with voice: Lumia Denim will support always-on Cortana which will let you launch the Cortana by saying ‘Hey Cortana’
  • More features for Glance screen: Lumia Glance screen on compatible devices will now show weather and health & fitness updates from Bing apps

Availability for devices

Lumia Denim comes pre-installed in newly launched Lumia 830 and Lumia 730/735 whereas, the high-end Windows Phone devices including the Lumia 930, Lumia Icon and Lumia 1520 will be getting the updates and all the Denim features in fourth quarter of 2014.

Lumia Denim will also be available for rest of the Windows Phone 8 devices but, their features might be limited due to hardware restrictions. Features like 4K recording, HDR, Cortana activation will only be available for high-end devices.

Via: Nokia

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