Microsoft Discontinues Lumia 830. Could It Mean Lumia 840 Is Coming?
Microsoft has silently discontinued Lumia 830 in India and is planning to announce Lumia 840 with with Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 2 pre-installed.
It looks like Microsoft is planning to announce Lumia 840, the successor of Lumia 830. Microsoft announced Lumia 830 at the end of 2014 and according NokiaPowerUser.com, Microsoft has silently discontinued Lumia 830 in India. While the phone may still be available in stores, it will not be restocked. It is unclear whether Lumia 830 is discontinued in other markets as well, but so far, it looks like India is the only one.
The existence of Lumia 840 is been rumor so far, but the recent events has given hints that it may arrive sooner than we thought. Rumor is that Lumia 840 will come with Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 pre-installed and will address the criticism that Microsoft faced with Lumia 830 in terms of lack of capable processor, better front camera etc.
This news is surprising as Windows 10 phones are expected to be released Q3 this year, starting with Lumia 940. One anonymous Microsoft employee was discussing a prototype for a mid-range device, which he says, will come with dual SIM capabilities, a 13-14 MP rear PureView camera, 5MP front-facing camera, a 5-inch screen and a design similar or "slightly modified" to the Lumia 830. According to this source, "While it is not sure what the name may be, we may call it Lumia 840 for our convenience."
So, we have some info about one such mid-ranger in works, that may pack Dual-Sim support, 13-14 MP rear camera (PureView), 5 MP FFC, better processor and may sport similar or slightly modified design to Lumia 830. While it is not sure what the name may be, we may call it Lumia 840 for our convenience. This device may have a screen size around 5-inch.
Right now, not much is known about Lumia 840, and we will keep you updated once new information is leaked.
Source: Nokia Power User