Recently documents that showed two new Windows Phone devices were about to be released surfaced on the web, and now we are learning more about the devices that have been codenamed Superman and Tesla. Earlier on today Vietnamese blog WinPhoneViet leaked images of the upcoming Lumia 730 (aka Superman), and now thanks to another leak by TK Tech News on Aug. 11, images of the rumored Lumia 830 have surfaced on the web as well.
The Lumia 830 which has been known as Tesla internally will be the affordable high-end Windows Phone that head of Microsoft's mobile division, Stephen Elop spoke about in an internal company memo in July.
The smartphone known as Tesla looks like many other Windows Phone devices currently on the market, but while the design might be quite boring, the internals are far more interesting. The specifications of the Lumia 830 might seem to be a little underwhelming at first, but there is one killer feature that will help elevate the device above others.
The Lumia 830 will reportedly feature a 4.5-inch 720p display, 16GB of internal storage space which is expandable via SD cards, and 1GB of RAM. While those specs make it look like a true mid-range device, the killer feature will be the same 20.1-megapixel Nokia PureView camera that is featured on the Lumia 1520 and the Lumia 930. The PureView camera will also be paired with the amazing Carl Zeiss optics that have previously only been used on Flagship Nokia devices such as the Lumia 920, 1020, 1520, and most recently the Lumia 930.
With Microsoft exiting the true high-end market, the Windows Phone flagship crown will likely be taken away from Nokia by HTC and their One W8 that is set to launch on Aug. 19, but all the time Microsoft launches affordable phones with solid hardware, and arguably the best performing cameras in the mobile world, the Lumia line of phones will continue to win over the hearts of many who are looking for feature packed, yet wallet friendly phones.
The Nokia Lumia 830 does not have a solid release date yet, but it will go head-to-head with the HTC One W8 on the Verizon network sometime this year, there is also talk of a possible variant of the 830 for AT&T’s network as well. It will be interesting to see if the new phone is indeed affordable off contract in the U.S and Europe.