Microsoft has announced its first flagship smartphone since it purchased Nokia, introducing the new Lumia 830 at the IFA 2014 trade show in Berlin.
The company is marketing the new Lumia 830 smartphone as Nokia's affordable flagship, packing upper mid-range specifications.
"Launched today, and oozing high-end style performance, we welcome the thinnest and lightest family member to land all of our flagship innovation and experiences, the Lumia 830," reads the announcement on Thursday, Sept. 4.
The new Nokia Lumia 830 comes with a 5-inch LCD display with an HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, marking a step forward from the Lumia 820 but still not up to the Lumia 930's sharpness. Under the hood, the handset packs a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with four ARM Cortex-A7 CPU cores clocked at 1.2GHz, paired with an Adreno 305 graphics processing unit (GPU) and 1GB of RAM.
Other specifications include 16GB of internal storage capacity, microSD card support for additional memory, and a 2,200 mAh battery to keep things up and running.
The highlights, however, are in the camera department, as Nokia has always made significant efforts to offer a high-end camera experience with its smartphones. The Lumia 830 makes no exception, boasting a 10-megapixel rear camera with PureView technology, Carl Zeiss optics, as well as optical image stabilization (OIS).
"Our affordable flagship, the Lumia 830, comes with a rear-facing 10MP PureView camera with ZEISS optics and the thinnest and lightest Optical Image Stabilization system we've ever built; letting you capture razor-sharp images day or night. You can also bring your memories to life with Living Images, which adds movement and emotions in every picture you take," the company further touts in its announcement.
In terms of software, the Nokia Lumia 830 comes with Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 on board, pre-loaded with neat features such as Live Tiles, Notification Center, Cortana, Microsoft Office, One Drive, and more.
As expected, the Lumia 830 follows the same design language of Nokia Lumia smartphones, and comes in a colorful array of options such as bright orange and bright green in addition to the classic black and white. The company boasts that the Lumia 830 is its thinnest and lightest Lumia to date, build from a mix of metal and polycarbonate that "screams premium design, durability and performance."
The Nokia Lumia 830 will make its commercial debut later this month and retail for €330 (roughly $430). In the meantime, check out the video below to see it in action.