Fans of the Lumia may be interested in new models that come with a bit more “bling”. Microsoft, who now owns the Nokia brand, is about to release special edition Lumia 830 and Lumia 930 smartphones, which will be available in black or white and have a luxury gold coloured finish.
Gold paint job for Lumia smartphones
Some models will be available next week and the rest shortly after in February. There were also leaked photos of a limited edition Lumia 830 on the Internet recently, but those images showed leather on the back rather than the plastic of the official models. Those pics show the Nokia logo on the back, so it’s likely they were in development for some time before the Finnish company was sold off to Microsoft last year.
The Lumia 830 Gold will be available in both black and white from next month in Europe, Asia (we’re not sure whether Thailand is included) and China, India, the Middle East and Africa. According to Microsoft the price will very by region and operator, unsurprisingly.
As far as the Lumia 930 Gold is concerned, that will also be available in black and white, and the black model will be available this week with the white one following later in the month. It will be available in the same countries as the Lumia 830 Gold.
The new colour options may appeal especially to Asian customers, who have already snapped up Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in gold. In fact, if you visit any of the mobile operators’ shops in Thailand such as True or DTAC, you will notice that it’s the gold models which sell out first.
Aside from the gold paint, the new Lumias are exactly the same as the originals in terms of their specifications. The 830 gold has a 5-inch ClearBlack display, a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a fairly large 2,200 mAh battery, a 10 MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics. The 930 on the other hand has a 5-inch 1080p full HD display, a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, a 2,420 mAh battery and a 20 MP camera, as well as 32 GB of storage and 2 GB of RAM.
Let us know in the comments if a gold Lumia (or a gold smartphone of any make) would appeal to you, or is it all a bit “blingy”?