Nokia Lumia Tesla allegedly photographed running Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 (or not?)

Nokia Lumia Tesla allegedly photographed running Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 (or not?)
What we’re seeing on the left is allegedly the Nokia Lumia "Tesla", a brand new Window Phone handset that might be launched in the near future. According to Tom Warren (of The Verge and WinRumors), the device could be officially called Lumia 730, or Lumia 830.

Apparently spotted somewhere in China, the new smartphone seems to be running Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1. As we told you yesterday, this update should bring various enhancements to WP, including the ability to organize apps into folders (called Live Folders).

The Lumia Tesla supposedly has a PureView camera on the back. Its display looks pretty large, so it might measure around 5 inches. We don’t know much else about the handset, but it’s said that this will be released by Microsoft as an “affordable high-end” device.

Microsoft may want to announce the Lumia Tesla at the same time with another new Windows Phone 8.1 handset that’s codenamed Lumia Superman (reportedly, this will feature a 4.7-inch display and a 5MP front-facing camera). While the Lumia Superman is expected to go on sale in the US as soon as next month via Verizon and AT&T, for the moment we don't  have details on the availability of the Lumia Tesla. But we'll certainly keep an eye on this, and get back to you when new info arrives.

Update: Actually, this handset may be just a white Lumia 1520. However, it's definitely running Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1.

source: Dospy (in Chinese) via Tom Warren (Twitter)

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22 Comments

1. TheWolfpacker

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

I want, I want, I want, I want.

7. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That is most DEFINITELY a 6" device!! Anyone who has a 1520 knows that the spacing of those keys is set way to far in for it too be a 4.7" device... This is gonna be my next device!.. .............. WP absolutely ROCKS!!

12. TheWolfpacker

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Honestly if the Tesla looks anything like the leaks (not this 1520 leak), im gonna drop my year and a half old 920 and buy it.

14. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Agreed, this isn't a small device like they are saying. Hope this is a flagship phone to jump on

11. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2347; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

That's what she said!! Ha!

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Tesla is the high end phone for at&t.......!!! maybe Mid-range but will like high end

19. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

Hope it's 8.1 Update 1, looks fantastic. The phone looks very nice too.

20. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yeah... We're looking for update 2... Update 1 is pretty much a done deal.. And, all new devices are coming with update 1.

2. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

after seeing the design of 820 and 720 seems 830 to me.

16. smilence

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 14, 2014

me too

3. NateAdam8

Posts: 420; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

If it's sold exclusively through AT&T and Verizon they just shot themselves in the foot.

4. ushoda

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

that's a lumia 1520....

6. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

No the buttons aren't as close together as they are on the 1520. I could be wrong though.

9. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You're right.

17. Busyboy unregistered

Both of you are wrong lol. Props @ushoda for being the only one to identify it

8. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You're right... But, it could be the 1530.. Supposedly its just supposed to be a refresh.

10. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

Rodney if it is a refresh of the 1520 I may get it. I don't think a 930 size flagship is coming to at&t this year......

21. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Get it!!!

22. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

Only problem is I'll miss the camera on my 1020 lol

5. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Put this thing on T-Mobile.

15. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Hell put it on all

18. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Carriers are refusing to sell Wp, accept At&T., T-mobile only sells budget and midst devices.

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