A new Windows Phone device has been leaked, and it’s being referred to as the Lumia 830, the successor to — you’ve guessed it — the Lumia 820. The 820 is well over a year old now and, despite spawning several spin-offs, is one of the last 2012 Window Phone 8 smartphones to be replaced. Interestingly, the leaked phone still has Nokia’s name stamped on the body.
Since acquiring Nokia’s Devices Division, Microsoft hasn’t been forthcoming about its rebranding plans, nor has it announced many new devices. Sure, the Lumia 930 and the Lumia 630 were on display at Build 2014, but the most notable new phone to come out of the partnership since then is, of all things, an Android phone.
While there’s no guarantee the phone pictured is the final version, or even if it’s one destined for sale at all, it’s surprising Microsoft still hasn’t decided what it wants to do with the Nokia name. Recently, it was rumored the company wanted to rename its hardware Nokia by Microsoft, but there’s no evidence of that here.
If the phone we’re looking at is set to replace the Lumia 820, it’s not going to be the highest spec phone in the range, but a slight update wouldn’t be a surprise. The 820 has a 4.3-inch screen, an 8-megapixel camera, and a dual-core Snapdragon chip. The leaked picture makes it impossible to judge the screen size on this new model, and there’s no obvious megapixel count stamped on the camera lens either.
Microsoft is also rumored to have three other new Windows Phone 8.1 devices in development, under the codename Superman, McLaren, and Rock. There’s no indication when any of these will be released.