Microsoft’s intriguingly codenamed Tesla handheld, poised to be branded as part of the Nokia Lumia family, is no less of a wild rumor today than, say, a couple of weeks back. But thanks to a paid source of TK Tech News (yes, paying mobile tipsters is now a thing), the purported Lumia 830 is no longer very mysterious.
That is, if we assume the “source” is legitimate, and wasn’t just looking for an easy payday. Oh, well, worst case scenario, we’ve been sent on the wrong track by a bogus insider, and MS takes us all by surprise in early September, with an unexpected pre-IFA announcement.
But let’s see what the Lumia 830 is allegedly all about. A follow-up for the two-year-old 820 (duh), the upper mid-range handheld should run Windows Phone 8.1 out the box (double duh), and, get this, blend mostly mediocre hardware with a top-shelf PureView rear camera.
PureView on a budget sure sounds like a great idea, and apparently three of America’s “big four” carriers think so too. Apart from Sprint, you’ll therefore be able to score the “Tesla” on your network of choice, with Verizon likely to christen the device Lumia 832, T-Mo 825, and AT&T 830.
Further, Magenta’s version could set itself apart by boosting screen size from 4.5 to 4.7 inches, whereas AT&T is bound to give the cold shoulder to wireless charging. Some resolution distinctions are also in the cards, and even carrier-specific camera tweaks of sorts. Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on, does that mean one of the three could raise the megapixel bar beyond 20.1? Sadly, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Via [TK Tech News]