Although all eyes are focused on the imminent release of the HTC One (M8) for Windows, Verizon is expected to get also get a mid-range phone dubbed the Lumia 830. The Lumia 830 goes by the codename Tesla/Superman, and as the model number suggests, it is a 2014 replacement for the aging Lumia 820.
Over at TK Tech News, a site that is making waves recently with some of their leaks (which they shamelessly pay for), a new photo reveals a Windows Phone lit up in the dark, and it is supposedly the Lumia 830 for Verizon. The image in the video is unremarkable as it could be any Windows Phone, but the phone is being sent directly to TK Tech News who will presumably do a full hands-on if it proves to be accurate.
While the image in the video does not show much, the specs for the Lumia 830 – at least the Verizon variant – are teased. Assuming these features bear out the Lumia 830 may be an interesting mid-range device for Microsoft.
Verizon Lumia 830 specifications (rumored)
- 4.5-inch 720P display
- 20.1 MP PureView camera
- Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1
- Micro SD
Whereas the display is perhaps underwhelming, the 20.1 MP PureView camera is not. It is no secret that Nokia – and now Microsoft – like to push technology down the product line as costs are reduced, and PureView is cited as one such candidate. The Lumia 820 only came with Carl Zeiss optics, but it lacked the Lumia 920's high-end PureView technology, which includes optical-image stabilization (OIS), better sensor, and more powerful software.
According to the Verge, Stephen Elop recently described 'Tesla' as an "affordable high-end phone" during a recent company meeting.
Supposed photos of the Lumia 830 from a few weeks ago show a device similar in design to the Lumia 930 but with a thinner, less bulky profile. Interestingly, the back of the device reveals a Lumia 1020- esque camera design, reinforcing the notion that this phone comes with a more serious camera than the previous generation.
We will have to wait and see if the phone TK Tech receives the phone in question. Evan Blass, who recently retired his @evleaks Twitter account, considers TK Tech a rival who could take his place in terms of scoops on phone leaks. This Lumia 830 for Verizon may prove the point, but for now, we putting this under plausible rumor. Evleaks reported that the AT&T variant, codenamed Superman, is also due around the same time as Verizon's version.
Source: TK Tech News; Thanks, asd4589, for the tip