Microsoft has announced today a special “Gold Edition” of its smartphones Lumia 930 and Lumia 830. Although earlier reports cited that the availability of the gold editions would be limited to the Chinese market only, but today the company briefed about the exclusive version of Lumia smartphones and their global availability. There’re no changes in terms of specs, and the only difference is purely aesthetic.
The Gold edition of Lumia 930 and Lumia 830 will be available in two versions: one with white black back cover and another with black back cover. With all common elements compared to their older variants, the outer aluminum frame and some patterns embrace golden finish.
Microsoft noted that the duo of gold edition will be available in select countries in Europe, Asia Pacific and China, and India, the Middle East and Africa. In particular, the Lumia 930 Gold Edition will go on sale as early as this week with black back cover, while the version with white back cover will be available by the end of January. The Lumia 830 Gold Edition will be available in both colors starting next month. The company also pointed out that the price of Gold editions will vary by country and operator.
For a quick tip, the Nokia Lumia 930, powered by Windows Phone 8.1 OS, comes with 5-inch Full HD display, a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM. With 32GB of internal storage (no microSD expansion), the Windows phone features a 20MP PureView rear camera with dual LED flash and OIS – that is found on the Lumia 1520 – and supports LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and all essentials that you look for. On the other hand, the Lumia 830, dubbed as “affordable flagship,” features 5-inch 720p display, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD expansion slot up to 128GB, 10MP PureView rear camera with LED flash and other essentials.
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