Microsoft is priming itself for the release of its first high-end Lumia phones since completing its takeover of Nokia earlier this year.
Sadly for the Redmond-based manufacturer, it’s not doing a great job of keeping things under wraps, after its spanking new Lumia 830 starred in a series of spy shots.
The new device, due to get the official nod at an event being held in Berlin on 4 September to coincide with IFA, looks promising. The big draw is set to be its camera, if these new snaps are anything to go by.
The phone will pack the latest version of Nokia’s PureView system, which was the star of the show in last year’s Lumia 1020. The Lumia 830 is unlikely to have the same 41-megapixel sensor as that phone, but could ape the 20-megapixel camera found on the flagship Lumia 930.
The lens protrudes from the rear of the phone, just like the Lumia 1020, suggesting it will be an impressive setup compared to rival handsets.
On top of the camera, the Lumia 830 is believed to have a 4.5–inch screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and is due to come in a slew of bright colours.
Microsoft will be hoping that the Lumia 830, alongside its rumoured Lumia 730 ‘selfie phone’, will be able to arrest a worrying decline in Windows Phone sales. Latest IDC figures show the OS with a puny 2.5 per cent share of the global smartphone market as Android and iOS continue to surge ahead.