Microsoft to announce new Windows Phone handsets at IFA (Lumia 830 and Lumia 730?)

Microsoft today informed the world that it would host a press event at IFA 2014 in Berlin, on September 4. While the company doesn’t say what it’s going to announce then, it looks like we’ll see at least one new Windows Phone handset. The invite to the event asks us if we’re “ready for more”, with the o in “more” looking like a rear camera that resembles the camera seen on the unannounced Lumia 830 (codenamed Tesla).

The invite further reads “Join us for more face time" - possibly a hint at the announcement of the Lumia 730 (codenamed Superman), which should be Microsoft’s first “selfie phone.” So we’re thinking that both the Lumia 830 and Lumia 730 could be unveiled on September 4.

As we told you earlier this week, the Lumia 730 could cost about $240 off-contract. Reportedly, the handset’s features include a 4.7-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, 5 MP front-facing camera, 6.7 MP rear camera, Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable internal memory. The Lumia 830 will be more expensive (although its exact price isn’t known), allegedly coming with a 13 MP rear camera, and a Snapdragon 800 processor. Obviously, both new Lumias should run Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box.

We'll let you know what Microsoft has in store for us as soon as official details are available.

Related phones

Lumia 730
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 6.7 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2220 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1
Lumia 830
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP (Single camera)
    0.9 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2200 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1


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