The first images of the Nokia Lumia 830 have leaked online, revealing the phone lacks any Microsoft branding.
Microsoft apparently has three new Windows Phone 8.1 devices to launch in the near future, including a 4.7-inch mid-range handset codenamed Superman and an entry-level Rock device.
It also has the flagship codename McLaren Windows Phone up its sleeves, which will apparently boast 3D Touch features potentially rivalling the newly announced Amazon Fire phone.
Now a new device has leaked, with sources claiming it is the follow-on to the Nokia Lumia 820, known as the Lumia 830.
Leaked photographs of the device have been spotted on the Chinese social media site Weibo, showcasing an aluminium frame with a polycarbonate back panel. This is a very similar design to that used by the Nokia Lumia 930 and Nokia Lumia 925.
From the looks of the pictures, the Nokia Lumia 830 has a flat, large rear camera housing, which confirms it won’t have the Nokia Lumia 1020’s 41-megapixel rear snapper.
It also looks like the device will have soft touch navigational buttons on the front, despite Windows Phone 8.1 support on-screen buttons like Android 4.4 KitKat.
There are no rumoured specs as yet, so we’ll have to wait and see until this phone is officially launched to learn more.
Microsoft bought out Nokia earlier this year, so this would be one of the first devices to be launched under Microsoft control.
Stephen Elop, Microsoft’s head of devices, admitted in April that the Nokia name would be abandoned by Microsoft in the long run.
“The Nokia brand is available to Microsoft to use for its mobile phone products for a period of time, but Nokia as a brand will not be used for long going forward for smartphones,” said Elop. “Work is underway to select the go forward smartphone brand.”
It’s possible that Microsoft is sticking with Nokia branding for this year, but will introduce its new brand later in 2014 or in 2015.
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Via: The Verge