Nokia Lumia 830 leaks out in full bloom, flaunting a mysterious PureView camera setup

Nokia Lumia 830 leaks out in full bloom, flaunting a mysterious PureView camera setup
Nokia Lumia 830, the company's first midranger with a PureView camera module, leaked out in flesh and blood, and in multiple colors. The handset is expected to be unveiled at Nokia's September 4th event over at the IFA expo in Berlin, together with the Lumia 730 "selfie phone," dubbed so on account of the 5 MP frontal camera.

The Lumia 830, however, is expected to sport a 4.5" display of unknown resolution, and a Snapdragon chipset with LTE connectivity, placing it at the middle of the road between the flagship 930 with its 1080p display, and the lower midrange 730. It will differ significantly from the 730, though, as the 830 is prepped to be the first Windows Phone midranger with Nokia's renowned PureView camera setup. From the looks of it, the camera area reminisces of the 1020's 41 MP sensor, though likely of smaller size and resolution, as it is not as thick and protruding. It might be the same 20 MP sensor that is packed in the 930, or a completely new PureView iteration. However, we don't expect the four mics, Dolby Surround recording, and top-shelf Snapdragon from the 930 - it will likely be just a more compact and more affordable handset with a great camera. 

For some people, this would be just what the doctor ordered, so feast your eyes on the leaked 830 pics in the slideshow below. They show a relatively thin handset, clad in Nokia's typical multicolor polycarbonate unibody, with a large camera area on the back, which, however, doesn't stick out like the 41 MP monstrosity of the 1020. What do you think, does the phone look good?

source: NokiBar (Baidu)

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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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56 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Pic #1 - hardware and on screen keys?

3. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Sharp eyes! Dubious picture then

38. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

and the pic looks photoshopd. in the 2nd 3rd and the 4th picture the phone is at the exact same angle on the table...looks a little too suspicious..

42. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

even if that true the device would be still happening

49. djripster

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

The pictures are clearly fake... :( Surprised that PhoneArena is posting them though, when they are so clearly photoshopped

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

That's something called innovation ;)

7. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Maybe it'll be like in OPO. I hope there will be hardware keys.

41. hurrycanger

Posts: 1758; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I hope the hardware keys can blend into the glass completely when the on-screen keys are enabled. Those in the picture are too obvious and annoying, but it's probably fake.

9. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Not really a fan of on-screen keys in WP...i like capacitive keys better.Also the camera shutter button... They should also turn the Windows logo into a notification light that matches with accent color (only for phones with capacitive keys)

33. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Probably just a result of test software, being able to turn it on and off. It would make sense considering it is just a line of code, and if being developed along side the 730, that has no hardkeys that i am aware of, then sure. The good thing is though, hardware keys...

46. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

it's a reflection

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Tell me, what do you guys see in pic 1, lower right corner? Look closely at two dudes on bikes. 8)

29. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

And to the left of the dudes on bikes you can see a compass.

43. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Dude is grabbing his junk, or is at least very much looking like he is. What ever, how'd that make it into an add without being scrutinized?

5. msaeed90

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Why are all the phones in the exact same position?

26. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

it's call magic.........

39. Philipand96

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

FAKE Fake FROM AN EARLIER REPORT "More photos of the upcoming Nokia Lumia 830 have surfaced. The phone, which will launch with a "Nokia by Microsoft" branding, sports a PureView camera module. " "Nokia by Microsoft" branding, is missing!

6. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

İ want 1530

30. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

So do I, but not with Wp platform.

32. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

and not w/o infra red

34. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It's ok we all want to get into a wp article without seeing you here either, but alas, wants wishes etc are not all true. I am glad i have both OS's, and deal with 4 OS's on a daily basis, truly makes me appreciate WP so much more, for me, imo, and for how i use the phone.

44. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I want all the 7 billion people on this planet to use their brains, but that won't happen either. Be happy with your Nokia 3310.

8. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

If priced good,I will get this..!! Love WP :)

10. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

A budget camera phone with good battery life and I will recommend it to all the travellers

11. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Wish they would but some sickass arrangements of Live Tiles when showing off these promo devices. Put an background pic with transparent tiles even. One thing I admire about Android and iOS is that if they owned live tiles I know they would do such a better job than MS and leakers at presenting live tiles on devices.

13. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Lets use uservoice for this...tell them to show off goodness of live tiles in promos :)

47. Parazels

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

You can create much more beautiful homescreens on a WP than on iPhone or Android. There are millions of combinations of pictures + big tiles + small tiles + color tiles and so on. Open the site "wiphomes".

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

A great hardware on a epic fail platform, for the past 10 years.

15. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

WP is not a Fail its the most trendsetting OS right now regardless of sales. That has more to do with Microsoft's perception and failure to adequately promote the product. Android is the mobile monopoly with 85% of smartphone. Quit trolling others embrace what you love, don't spend time with what you hate.

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Start back a ways, Microsoft’s mobile OS line was failing, it was the laughingstock of the industry pre-Windows Phone 7. Microsoft totally revamped that OS with a new look, new paradigms, and a completely incompatible OS with all the apps that came before it. They spent almost half a billion dollars advertising it. They bought Nokia to both kill off one competitor and to buy their market share. Microsoft at the time had approximately 12% smartphone OS marketshare, Nokia a bit over 30%. With the collaboration, Nokia and Microsoft, together with all the other OS partners selling Windows Phone 7.x, sales are now hovering around 2% of smartphone market share. Subsidies are massive and increasing, and Windows Phone 8 is just coming out. Luckily it is incompatible with the 7 variants that preceded it, and anyone who bought one got obsoleted without warning. Lmfao

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