Microsoft may have ditched the Nokia name in favor of its own for the latest Lumia smartphones, but it could be making a one-time comeback for a limited edition Lumia 830. Pictures posted on Chinese social network Weibo show off an unreleased device in gold with a leather back.
According to “Nokia171,” the account that published the images above and below, the device could be announced around January 8. That’s the only information that came with the photos, but we’re assuming that aside from the new paint job, this particular Lumia 830 will be identical to the original model.
That means we can likely expect the same 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. The Lumia 830 also boasts a 10-megapixel rear-facing camera with Carl Zeiss lens and optical image stabilization.
But before you get too excited about this device, there are some things we should point out. While the pictures look convincing, it does seem unlikely that Microsoft would launch a new handset under the Nokia name at this point. With that said, this could well be a device that was in development with Nokia but has since been scrapped.
And if the handset really is coming soon, the Chinese writing on its back and in the promotional poster suggests it could be exclusive to China anyway, so we may not see it in the U.S. or other Western markets either way.