Microsoft has already given us a couple of teasers on what to expect for its IFA press event in Berlin. Yes, we are expecting the rumored Lumia 730 selfie phone, but another device in our radar is the Lumia 830. It’s easy to assume that this is just the evolution to Nokia’s mid-tier Lumia 820 from two years ago, but recent reports claimed that it was no slouch, and today’s batch of rumors talks about more than one device.
Sources claim that the Lumia 830 will not be a Verizon exclusive, but it will be a different device for each US carrier it launches on. The device will apparently be sold on AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, and the spec sheet will be different on each carrier, though we still don’t have any details on design differences. The Verizon variant is rumored to sport a 4.5-inch display, but the T-Mobile and AT&T variant could sport a 4.7-inch display, hence the screen resolution might be the same. The AT&T variant won’t include wireless charging out of the box, but it seems that the Verizon and T-Mobile variants will. It’s hard to tell if all three devices will include the rumored 20.1 megapixel PureView camera, but hopefully that is the case.
More details should be made official at Microsoft’s IFA event. The camera hump that we see in the leaked photos and in the Microsoft press invite all point to a successor to the Lumia 1020, so bare with us as these rumors get less confusing over time.