It’s confirmed – AT&T will add the new Nokia Lumia 830 to its portfolio of Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones. The phone was announced last week at IFA in Berlin; however, even before that, it was suggested that it could be coming to the US, or more precisely to AT&T. Indeed, on Tuesday, the carrier officially revealed that the Lumia 830 will join their ranks of WP 8.1 phones in the near future.
Nokia Lumia 830 coming to AT&T soon
The Nokia Lumia 830 is the thinnest and lightest Lumia released so far and it comes with the thinnest Optical Image Stabilization module – the phone measures just 8.5 mm in thickness which is not much for a typical Lumia device.
The main selling point of the handset is its massive 10-megapixel rear camera which boasts Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, an aperture of f/2.2, wide 26mm focal length and a minimum focus distance of 10cm. The camera also packs 1/3.4″ BSI sensor with 16:9 aspect ratio as well as LED flash and with the new Rich capture mode, and is capable of recording 1080p video at 30 fps. For self-portraying and video chatting purposes, the Lumia 830 has a 0.9-megapixel user-facing camera.
The Lumia 830 is quite large with its 5-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 at 294 ppi. The phone is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 for handling graphics. The device also sports 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, microSD slot compatible with up to 128 GB cards, and a 2,200 mAh battery. The Lumia 830 will arrive with Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update out of the box. The phone comes in black, white, orange and green color options, though we are not sure whether AT&T will offer all four variants.
At the moment we don’t know when the Lumia 830 will be available for purchase and how much it will cost. These details will be revealed by AT&T at a later date, probably closer to launch. Since it’s a mid-range smartphone (even though it’s called “affordable flagship”), the Lumia 830 shouldn’t be very expensive. If AT&T sets the price at a reasonable level, we could be looking at impressive camera experience at great value.