Microsoft might be close to launching a gold colored version of its Lumia 830 in China, if some recently leaked images from a Weibo account are accurate. The announcement could come sometime on January 8.
The images come from someone using the handle "Nokia171″ and show the back of the gold version of the Windows Phone device in what looks like a leather texture. The images don't come with any information about pricing for this "limited edition" phone.
We don't have any independent confirmation on this purported phone launching in China, but we will keep an eye out for any announcements next week.
Making a giant assumption that this is real, would anyone here actually want something like this? It seems odd, but those 'gold' iPhones seemed to have done well, so evidently there is a demographic for such designs. Tell us what you think!