Microsoft Lumia 840 to replace Nokia Lumia 830?

Microsoft Lumia 840 to replace Nokia Lumia 830?
It's been hush hush thus far, but in some countries like India, Nokia Lumia 830 stock will not be replenished once the phones are all sold. But Microsoft is not going to allow the back rooms of local retailers to just sit empty, collecting dust. Instead, the word on the street is that we should expect to soon see the Microsoft Lumia 840.

The Lumia 840 is expected to come with Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 pre-installed. That might seem a wee bit surprising in light of the reports that Windows 10 for Phones is expected to come out of the box on the Microsoft Lumia 940. The Lumia 830 didn't exactly set the wireless world on fire. The device features a 5-inch 720 x 1280 resolution (HD) screen. A quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU and Adreno 305 GPU are both under the hood.

One anonymous Microsoft employee was discussing a prototype for a mid-range device which he says will come with dual SIM capabilities, a 13-14MP rear PureView camera, 5MP front-facing snapper, a 5-inch screen and a design similar or "slightly modified" to the Lumia 830. According to this source, "While it is not sure what the name may be, we may call it Lumia 840 for our convenience."


So far we haven't a clue when the Microsoft Lumia 840 will be unveiled. What we can tell you is that there is speculation about another mid-range Lumia model that would feature a larger 5.5-inch to 5.7-inch screen and would sport a non PureView camera. This allegedly would be known as the Microsoft Lumia 740 XL.

Thanks for the tip!

source: NPU

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Lumia 830
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 0.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2200 mAh(14.8h 3G talk time)

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26 Comments

1. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

I would call it Lumia 832/835

2. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Snapdragon 400?Oh come on please dont tell me Windows phones aren't resource hog like android. A little more horsepower wouldn't hurt at all.

6. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Windows Phone is nothing like Android in terms of resource requirements, my main phone is a Lumia 1020 which has a snapdragon s4, not even the quad core pro, just the regular one. Browse the Internet, use the camera etc... Doesn't lag at all in zooming etc. Also snapdragon 400 is actually really good, just because it's not in the highend doesn't make it bad, I was surprised at how well the 400 runs.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The 400's Adreno 305 will drop frames in some games IMO it should have at least a 610 or 615 since its going to be ~$400 (there are $300 phones with the 801)

11. faptastic

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Well to be fair to the Lumia 830, it was about 250 euro vs an iPhone of 750, while it had a low end soc it did get ALL the fancy tricks and toys the high end devices have, like sculpted glass, 3 haac mics, optical image stabilization (iphone6 doesn't have that stuff, need plus for it), Dolby digital recording, super sensitive touch, polarization filter and the other sunlight tricks, a pretty good screen with proper color reproduction with the same resolution as the iphone6. Nice metal build quality and wireless charging included. And the camera is REALLY good, I dare say it beats the iphones camera. It was only let down by its low end soc, but having used the device its not feeling slow at all in any way. Camera was still fast on it and apps and interface were always VERY fluid and lag free. Ability to add an SD card and install all apps on the SD card was awesome too.

12. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Please read carefully, Snapdragon 400 is the chipset inside the Lumia 830 now, no word on the one to be inside Luia 840 yet. I expect that to be something like Snapdragon 615 or so.

20. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I agree. Used to own 1520, 925 and 930 good phones but performance and gaming performance isn't that good at all especially 930 heating a lot when play intensive games plus it does lag.

3. DarkRadeonFX

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Lumia 840 5-5.2 1080p AMOLED Clear Black With 2.5D CGG 4 SD 615/801 2GB RAM 16GB Internal+MicroSD Rear 16MP+ Pureview + Dual LED Flash 5MP+Front 2800+ mAh Leaked Mclaren Like Unibody Aluminum Design Qi 1.2 Wireless Charging Windows 10 $399 and for the 840 XL 5.7" Display With Same Specs. The real Affordable Flagship... And you can expect killer specs from 940/940 XL

9. TyrionLannister unregistered

Do you mean galaxy s5. Ironically, it's even available at that price. So your imagination is definitely possible.

18. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

So a 600 mid range phone? 5in is fine, doesnt need amoled, 1080p would be nice. 2gb of ram would be nice but 1gb is fine imo. But i think 2gb would set it apart. Left over stock from the 930/1520 13Mp pureview is fine or a refurbished 20Mp from the 930 would be perfect front, i guess 5mp i dont use it so i could care less, 2mp? 2500+mah battery would be good, 2800 would be boss wireless charging i would like win10 Hell just redo the 930, with an Glance screen, pop in a sd card and be done with it. I would buy that over what you said.

29. sharpie0101

Posts: 1; Member since: May 07, 2015

Don't know where you heard that, but i would def be pleased as said above, needs to have windows 10 default, also keep sleak design of 830 and i will replace my 830 with 840.

30. Ayirus

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

where did u find d price?? wil it support hey cortana feature?

7. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

it so sad that dual sim types are never coming to EU.... only for US and Asia... I rly don't know why :/

17. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

eh, in the US it doesn't matter anyway. It's a feature we can't even take advantage of.

26. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

why?..

14. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 376; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

I was quite suprised the original 830 came with an Lcd display as the 820 was amboled.

21. Philipand96

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Microsoft have basically "copied" the Apple mantra Flagships do NOT have microSD expansion Flagships do NOT have user Replaceable batteries (also no camera setting resolution is fixed so Lumia 1020 ONLY took 41MP photos ( scaled down to 5MP for Facebook) So those of us who wanted a non microsoft iPhone Apple went for the Lumia 820. The 830 after 2 years a tweak and could have been called the 820S there was simply nothing to upgrade to even the Lumia 640 came close to matching the 820 specs (considering the 820 was a near flagship) The 640 has so many variants also, with an 8Mp camera pay more for the 830 10MP camera It just shows how populated the mid range has become and the 840 needs to be MID HIGH not a tweak but serious specs

22. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

MS didnt make those phones, Nokia did. 1520 had sd card expansion unless we are about to say the 1520 wasnt a flagship phone. Replaceable batteries? Good but not awesome. I have yet to need it with my 930 and a tag along 20 buck 10,000mah charger. Nor the 8x, 925, 1520. Or even my Galaxy phones or Z3. You should learn about apps, the Lumia camera app took two photos, 39MP and 5MP, it did not simply scale down the photo. You could use both and edit both. However, Camera360 allowed for various MP settings. So it was merely an APP limitation not a PHONE limitation, learn the difference. The 820 is nearly 3yrs old. It makes sense that a new entry phone like the 640 would be a 3yr old flagship. Let me know how the Galaxy Avant (OS aside) stacks up to the 640. I'll wait. The 840 should be only mid phone, the 9 line needs to be high. With the 10x series as specialty phones like the 1020's successor. They should have 3 main phones. 6, 8, 9 series. the 5 and 7 fill specialty gaps like the 530, a 40buck entry throw away phone for someone needing to make calls.

15. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I would call it "I don't believe it until I see it." Besides the devices we know about(Lumia 640 and 640XL) haven't even been given a specific launch date yet and it's been about three months now.

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Its already released in some markets....either way they are great phones camera on the 640 surprised the crap out of me

19. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

Slow releases are an unfortunate feature of the fragmented US mobile system where every carrier requires a specific device.

23. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

What i hate is the carrier apps like tmo's wifi calling that onlyh works on their phones.

24. Classique

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

They should give it 600 series SOC let Lumia 6xx and 7xx get 400

27. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

Love my 830 ;) And will not change it in a long time

28. Zanatech

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

I would call it Lumia 832/835

31. DSP96

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

What I would want of the new microsoft lumia 840: 1) A 5 inch 1080p display, if possible.(as the lumia 950 packs a quad HD panel, it should be possible) 2) A snapdragon 600 series soc(preferably the snapdragon 615; and come on microsoft, this needs a better spec sheet) 3) A similar or slightly better camera with the bells and whistiles like dolby stereo sound recording, HAAC mics and so on(the existing one is great enough) And just those are the changes required; in other areas the existing phone is good enough to be carried over, especially the design.

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