Microsoft said recently that it looks to compete in the lower-end smartphone segment of the market with its Lumia line. It seems as though Redmond is prepared to attack the lower-end segment immediately. Some photos have leaked in recent weeks that indicate that Microsoft’s ready to bring a Lumia 820 successor to the market, but nothing’s yet been confirmed by Microsoft or usual leaksters.
Now, based on the photos leaked, a render’s been supplied that gives some idea of what Nokia Lumia users can expect from what is being referred to as the Nokia Lumia 830. The pictures show a large PureView camera according to some (that’s likely to come in at 13MP), but the hardware seems to have some kind of aluminum frame. Rumors state that the Nokia Lumia 830 will feature a 4.5-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, along with 1GB of random access memory (RAM).
Just for reference, the Lumia 820 featured a 4.3-inch display with an 800 x 480 screen resolution, a 1.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, an 8.7MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics and 1080p video recording, and a 1,650mAh battery. The Lumia 830 will feature a slightly wider display with an improved camera (from 8.7MP to 13MP), but that’s all we know at the moment. Seeing that the device will be more of a mid-range device than anything else, a Snapdragon 400 or 600 could power the Lumia 830 this year, and the battery may see a small increase in battery to something around 2,000mAh.
As for official announcements, we’ll have to wait until Microsoft makes a move. Another interesting thing to remember about the new Lumia line under Microsoft is that Redmond’s also rebranding the Lumia line: new Lumia smartphones will have a “Nokia by Microsoft” branding where only Nokia’s name once stood. As usual, this is expected now that Nokia’s mobile division has come under Microsoft’s control.
Are you excited to see a Lumia 830 on the horizon? Do you agree with Microsoft’s decision to target more of the low-end smartphone segment with budget Lumia smartphones?