The cheaper Lumia 830 replacement that has been hot in the rumor mills since the past few weeks has been spotted on the Indian import tracking portal Zauba. It is the dual-SIM variant of the device that has been listed on the website, with the model number RM-1077.
The RM-1077 is listed to include a 5-inch display and is said to have a per unit value of around $140, which could mean the upcoming Lumia model is likely to be priced very competitively, perhaps at a sub-$200 range. Earlier reports from NokiaPowerUser have claimed that the smartphone will be priced around $275 when it launches. The website also revealed more information on the upcoming Lumia model last week, claiming it to be a replacement for the Lumia 830. The smartphone is said to be similar to the Lumia 830 in most areas but will be priced significantly lower.
According to NokiaPowerUser, the new Lumia smartphone will be offered in two versions – single-SIM and dual-SIM. The single-SIM variant carries the model number RM-1072, while the RM-1077 will be the dual-SIM variant. Both models will arrive with a 5-inch 1280 x 720 HD resolution display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage with microSD card slot, 8.7MP PureView rear camera and a 0.9MP front-facing camera. The dual-SIM variant is likely to come with only 3G connectivity and will be targeted at Asian markets mainly, while the single-SIM variant could include 4G LTE connectivity and will be heading to markets in Europe and other markets such as Latin America.
It is expected that the new Lumia 830 variant and the Lumia 1330 phablet will both be unveiled by Microsoft at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Lumia 1330 will be a budget offering too, and is expected to take on affordable phablets from Android OEMs with its 5.7-inch display.