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Unexpected: Lumia 830 in Nokia's pipeline?

Leaks are coming from China, that Nokia might have yet another Lumia device up its sleeves. In the picture above, you are seeing what's claimed to be "Lumia 830".

You might have thought 820 is the successor to 710, as the new mid-range device in the family.

But apparently that is misconception. According to Chinese sources, although slightly shorter in the naming number, 820 seems to be a little bit higher positioned than 830. So, the succession of Lumia devices is now like this:

Lumia 610 -> Lumia 510

Lumia 710 -> Lumia 830

Lumia 800 -> Lumia 820

Lumia 900 -> Lumia 920

820 and 830 fighting for the same niche, just like 800 and 900 used to. This sounds awkward.

And... so far there's very little known about the innard of this Lumia 830. It will come in five colors (as shown in the picture), but no spec sheet for now.

By the way. Anyone feeling this phone looking a bit HTC-ish?

Source: Dospy;  Via: WPDang

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uopjo6 says:

How am I suppose to buy a phone with all these leaks so close together. What if there's a 930 leaked next week. 

pankaj981 says:

Hahahaha...true that...

Richard Maus says:

If you never buy, you won't have to worry about new models coming. Simple.

Kane Gao says:

Well said. That's precisely what's keeping me from buying a Lumia 800 and 900. Today I'm still living with a HD7 with almost fried WiFi antenna. Gotta buy the 920 no matter what....

uopjo6 says:

When Elop said Nokia is going "aggressive", I liked the spirit but was also worried something like this would happen. 900 pissing off 800 users and 920 pissing off 900 users. Maybe it is necessary ( ? ) because they are so behind but it also gives a finger to loyal customers. 
From this pace I'm guessing a Lumia 1000 is on for a Summer release. It's a dead spiral so I'm getting a 920 too no matter what lol. 

denniski says:

i really want the 920 now but i bet the 950 or 1000 or whatever will be much lighter, maybe i should wait til christmas

pookiewood says:

As long as the 930 = Verizon's 920 variant then I'm good!  :p  Come on Friday!!

jmajid says:

too funny :) Nokia will hopefully focus on the new devices that they have just released to the public. I wonder if we cant say that the 710 was succeeded by the 820 and the 800 will be succeeded by this 830?

sholokov says:

What picture? Cannot see on mobile app.

pankaj981 says:

Yep, also if anyone noticed one cannot see the (plus) sign in comments..

Kane Gao says:

Well said. That's precisely what's keeping me from buying a Lumia 800 and 900. Today I'm still living with a HD7 with almost fried WiFi antenna. Gotta buy the 920 no matter what....

malciv says:

800 -> 820 ???

Kane Gao says:

Yes. Silly me forgot about the frustrating 800. Gonna edit...

tipu2185 says:

No it does not look HTC ish.  8x looks like lumias.

eolorvida says:

100% Spot on... HAHAHA!

dsba says:

where is my Lumia 800?
 

justop26 says:

Wouldn't the 820 be replacing the Lumia 800?

keizka says:

Or... what if 820 is the 710 replacement and 830 is the 800 replacement?

nizzon says:

+1
Looks freakin sweet designwise.

joecatskill says:

Wow.  I just wish that a Nokia falgship would come to Verizon.  Don't get me wrong, I'm eyeing a red 8X as my next phone but I'd kinda like to have the "Drive" maps on my phone so a Nokia flagship would be nice. 

Miistercoool says:

Green!! That's an awesome color!

pookiewood says:

If I got that green one I would draw a Ninja turtle on the back of it!

I pre ordered my 920 from att this morn.  was super excited until I saw that it won't be here until the 14th.  I could have walked into the store on the 9th and picked one up.  Thanks once again AT&T

MaximW97 says:

I think they just don't have them in stock yet, not online nor in store. If stores can get them this Friday, our orders should ship tmrw.

Chakram says:

I think only the yellow ships out on Monday for the 14th. The rest of the colors deilver on Friday. Cyan and Yellow are online only i think.

where did you see this?

jan-ii says:

oh cmoon nokia, i'm still waiting for my 920 as its arriving in november 22 here in finland. and allready a new one?

MrVol84 says:

Technically it was originally a Nokia design that HTC bit, so no it does not look HTCish. But damn this making it tough for me to choose now! :(

Lumia 510 runs WP 7.5 not 8... so how can it be a succesor??? and yes Lumia 610 has not been discontinued... Lumia 510 is launched as an entry-level windows phone to attract the Android customers from buying the Low-End Galaxy Series phones from Samsung...

Prodigy11 says:

No sir, this does not look like HTCopy at all. HTC looks like a Lumia, as mentioned before. And this is by no means unexpected, it was super expected that Nokia would release a smaller and thinner WP8-model in addition to the recent larger ones. Nokia knows their phonemaking, expect them to offer a wide portfolio during 2013.
 

lubbalots says:

Looks like 8x.

Prodigy11 says:

Oh come on... With that logic, all the recent iPhones "looks like Android devices". N9 was the first, then Lumia 800. This is following 100% Nokia's fabula design language, and HTC has nothing to do with it. Only that they have copied it as much as they can.

abc458926 says:

Elop said on YouTube, that the green color of the phone is called the Xbox green.

Wow, looks like an 8x.

Looks HTCish? Give me a break. 8x looks like its a phone from the Lumia line so it's the other way around.

ItsIllak says:

I disagree with the 800->820 suggestion.  The 800 was the premium device (as was the 900.  The 820 is the mid-range device - missing some of the key features (namely the OIS camera), so more of a successor to the 710.
It would be great if the 830 was the 820 with OIS!  I'd certainly go for that device, especially with a wireless charging back attached. It would be nice to see the higher res screen too, but for me that's not such a big deal in a mobile...  It makes sense to have lower res, smaller screens as co-premium devices sharing all the features other than a larger, higher res screen.  Some of us want smaller devices, not bigger!

ejlee072006 says:

And so on and so forth...the cycle never stop

The name is a bit confusing. Why not name it Lumia 720?

cedarlog says:

Now im going to wait again lol
 

falcon304 says:

While the internal hardware and screen weren't as nice, I still like the 710 design over any other Lumia device. Once 4" HD screens are common I really hope they bring back that design.

blessthejon says:

Nokia has to get a better naming system. This is ridiculous.

Proud Lumia 900 owner.*

Harkkum says:

Maybe it is the one for Sprint? Weren't they supposed to get into WP8 game early next year which would make this leak to mark the start of production for the device. I guess that only time will tell, but I wouldn't go as long as say that there is any "confusion" on the matter, rather it is Nokia playing by the US rules and serving the rest of the globe with unified product range that is fairly coherent.
Also, it could be that this time around we have to wait for the Lumia 7xx series a bit longer for there is no niche to cover with that. Of course one could argue that on the first wave Lumia 800 and 900 were exactly the same but I guess this had more to do with innate limitations of WP7 than with Nokia's lack of clarity in their product pipeline.

For me is:

- no antecessor -> Lumia 510
- Lumia 610 -> Lumia 620 (to be announced, the Zune like, The Verge reported this)
- Lumia 710 -> Lumia 720 (to be announced, The Verge reported this)
- Lumia 800 -> Lumia 810/820/822/830
- Lumia 900 -> Lumia 910/920...

znellu says:

True; this looks proper. The right hierarchy...

TechTick says:

610 -/> 510. Successors to 610 and 510 might come during CES or MWC 2013. 

crazygonzo says:

Nokia doeasn't have a WP8 low end device so it's not unexpected, 830 should have a 4-4.2" inch screen.

bilzkh says:

IMHO there's no true 710 successor (yet)... Remember, the 710 was basically a $250-300 device (in Canada at least), but it had the same internal specs as the Lumia 800 and 900. A true 710 successor would need to remain in that price range, or max out at $350 but it needs to pack the same dual-core CPU and 1GB memory.

They 830 looks pretty nice! Doesn't remind me of the 710 or HTC, though. Surprised to see a green one!

Skelnik says:

I misread the title as announcing a leaked 930, which would certainly upset myself and many other 920 owners.

i was initally in favor of the naming convention chosen by Nokia. A three-digit number that tells how "advanced" a phone is. However it's getting complicated down the road:  A Lumia 900 is NOT better than a Lumia 820 despite having a larger number. The former is a wp7 device and the latter a dual-core wp8 device. IF SOMEONE IN NOKIA IS READING THIS PLEASE CONSIDER ADDING A LETTER NEXT TO THE NUMBER TO INDICATE THE GENERATION TOO. for example Lumia 900a, Lumia 820b. That way there might be a direct successor to the lumia 900a, the lumia 900b

Only problem with your lettering idea is that it could cause more confusion for some. It could appear that a "B" phone is inferior to an "A" phone.
But you're right, the number naming thing is getting a bit confusing.

Prodigy11 says:

As predicted, HTC 8X has quality issues:
http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/7/3612586/htc-8x-seems-to-have-quality-i...

Nokia has stated many times, that it takes time to master the manufacturing process of the polycarbonate body. HTC has probably thought that it is easy, and tried to copy the Lumia-design as quickly as possible.
One more reason for me to buy a Lumia.

I think the 830 is a notch above the 820 with LCD 1280x720 and a newer dual core CPU. CPU like in the HTC 8S.

bronzekid91 says:

Is it me or do these phones look better than the 820 variants in the US?
AND ohh that green!!
 

Looks better than the 820! 

vieya says:

Please let the 922 or something come to verizon or something. Let some good Nokia phone go to sprint. Sigh if only. 

Nataku4ca says:

if Nokia actually named it that way, they've got some serious naming issues... i was kind of hoping to see a 720 to buy for my dad tbh

tomatoes11 says:

That looks gorgeous. If the 920 looked like that it would have been game over. lol
This should have been Nokia's flagship, not the 710 replacement.

dae365go says:

Maybe the 830 is a variant to the 810, 820 and 822, but for Sprint.  One can hope Sprint eventually gets a Lumia.

ArthurWhite says:

does the phones from US contractors get to Europe too ?
 

DEV255 says:

At least 720p display right?

DEV255 says:

At least 720p display on a 4.3" screen, right?

Wyspr says:

There is a complete lack of physical buttons on the side of the handset... does that mean anything?

znellu says:

Physical buttons are there on the device. Check the source page of the article. There are more pictures of the device.
http://bbs.dospy.com/thread-15487476-1-702-1.html

can anybody WAKE UP T-suxmobile ????
 
 

Cellus13 says:

The phone looks good. It looks more close to the unibody design of the Lumia. That's what I like about it. Its pretty neat. But I bet it'll be exclusive to at&t.

chardhs says:

don't you remember this?

http://cdn1.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/5250087/lumia820leak_large_v...

i think it will come as 720.

1st gen : lumia 510,610,710,800,900

2nd gen : lumia 620 (glory), 720(zune-like) and as we know, 820 and 920

TryllZ says:

I might have to wait too long to buy a Windows 8 Phone, seems no mid range is available, may be 830 might be it...
Dual-Core
8/16 GB
WVGA [I like longer battey life]
Gorilla Glass
MMC Slot
- Definitely 920 is a monster in its class but Im more concerned about Battery, thus I go mid-range...

DEV255 says:

Change the location of the power button please!!!!!!!!

Harry Wild says:

As long as it a Windows Phone; the need to make the buttons where it is; because it part of Microsoft design of the Windows Phone!

znellu says:

Hope it comes as a 710 successor, a 720 or something. Guess there are enough variants for the Lumia 8xx series already (820,822,810). Anyways let's wait and see...

Harry Wild says:

I like the all glass front and the ultra slim look of the 830.  It will sell a lot base on the look itself!