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" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 6.7 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2220 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
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)



1. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

When İa the 1530 ?

3. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+1 They can go to hell with their cheap phones, I really want to see the successor of the 1020 !

12. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Cheap phones makes up a large share of WP devices. Id like to see high-end devices also.

16. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

That's the problem. No one wants to buy a high end high priced WP phone when you have Android and iPhone occupying that position; two trusted and solid platforms. And phones like the Nokia 520/521 gives you a taste of WP at a ridiculous low price. The 520 was $39 today. I personally believe that Microsoft should concentrate on making a flagship killer between $200 and $250 with no contract. Microsoft is taking extremely way too long to battle back and at this rate Google and Apple have nothing to worry about. Any time a flagship Windows Phone comes out it's great for a few days but then the excitement is completely gone. A $200 (off contract) iPhone 6 and Note 4 killah would make for a decent headline for months. It would might Microsoft a serious contender.

17. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

No. That's not the problem... That's not the awnswer at all.... ........ WP's root issue is marketing, and marketing alone... You better start believing that!

19. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

The fact that WP not only convinced Apple and Google but the world at large to change their design language to Flat UI speaks to the quality and power of the OS, WP is phenomenal, WP has a few issues as far as i can see and its nothing to do with the OS, carrier employees directing individuals to Android and iOS largely out of ignorance and Microsoft truly promoting WP are two of them, WP is in high digits in the UK for eg because they do a much better job than these other idiots at marketing WP.

21. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Nonsense. Flat design is the same as any other design without textures. Textures take up more system resources but is aesthetically more pleasing.

20. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I agree, they need a true flagship. Even if subsidized.

4. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Agree.. Only interested in the next 1020 or 1520 successor.

10. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

^ This. The only thing that worries me is the lag to open the camera some have reported, but maybe that could be fixed with a software update. And hopefully would be remedied on a newer model. I looked at an Icon but I don't think it's quite on par with the 1020, camera wise.

13. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

This should be fixed by them upgrading to a Snap 800/801/805 as the ISP is much much faster than the one that is currently on the 1020 therefore enabling faster shot to shot times, faster autofocus and better camera functions(4K recording, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps).

14. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I'm not looking to buy one for a primary phone, just to play around with and familiarize myself more with WP. Some of the forums are saying overall the Icon is the better phone. The 1020 has a larger sensor and handles night shots better. But since I'll probably not be using it for voice, I'd probably have better luck finding an older 1020. The Icons on Swappa are around $300-350 last I checked. The 1020 being older might be a bit cheaper.

2. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

The 830 will come with snapdragon 600 , a new Lumia 1525 is coming very soon ( tk teck news leaked this ;)

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Design of 830 is awesome... Better than 930....

11. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

time to change display pic

5. Jehovah

Posts: 69; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

Just give me a waterproof 1020 replacement with a snapdragon 800/801 and I would be very very happy.

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Don't settle, That phone really would be better off with the 805, it could be the flagship phone imo. 1320/1520 are in phablet territory.

7. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yes....I agree....more mega pixel need better processor..... 805 or 810.

9. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

If 830 has 20mp I'm sold. Also waterproof would be very welcome, perfect screen size, sd card, perfect OS and great camera. This year will be great for mid-sized phones fans.

15. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks the big deal to me is will these new smart phones coming out be able to be upgraded to the Windows 9 OS- code named threshold- this OS will introduce Universal Apps that a MS device Apps Developer can make that will run on several types if Windows Touch screen devices. Windows RT will be dead by being upgraded hopfully to Windows 9. Also the Windows 9 smart phone OS will be able to run on 7 inch or larger Tablets next year OEM's will be able to make some really WILD Windows hybrid devices. Anyone out there interested in a 10.1 inch screen size Tablet/Windows smart phone Hybrid? NEXT YEAR LOOK OUT YOU MAY SEE ONE MADE!

18. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Universal apps were introduced in WP8.1... That's a screen shot of my device...

22. arturmeireles

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

The only thing that will move me to buy a new phone is the 1020 successor!

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