Forthcoming Lumia 830 to be part of AT&T’s line-up
The announcement of the Lumia 830 would be the third mid-to-lower tier Windows Phone unveiled this year, topping a trio that includes the Lumia 530 and Lumia 635.
Based on the images we have seen so far, the Lumia 830 (assuming that is the name that will be used) “by Microsoft” has a similar form factor to Verizon’s Lumia Icon, and the globally available Lumia 930. The most noticeable visual difference is the camera assembly whose design language borrows from the Nokia Lumia 1020.
Unlike its presumed predecessor, this device does not appear to have a removable backplate. Final specifications are not yet known, but the camera appears to be a 13-megapixel unit with ZEISS optics. Underneath, seeing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU would make sense since anything more powerful would upstage the current line of flagships.
Screen size and resolution are also something that is not known, but again, the images suggest a 5-inch screen or thereabouts. Given that the headliners are sporting full HD 1080p displays, a 720p panel on the Lumia 830 would contribute to a lower cost, and it would still be a significant step up from the 480x800 screen on the Lumia 820.
With the likelihood that AT&T will maintain a close relationship with Lumia devices, adding the 830 still leaves room for a top shelf offering which is going to be needed by the holidays, and is said to be in the works.