For that price, you get a 5-inch 720p display, quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot up to 128 GB, 10 MP PureView camera, 0.9 MP front camera, LTE Category 4 connectivity (150 Mbps downstream), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 2200 mAh battery. The Lumia 830 is among the first batch of devices that come with the Lumia Denim update out of the box.
According to Microsoft's Chris Weber:
We want to continue to push point lower and lower than anything we have today. That's the statement for both 3G and LTE (4G) because that is the thing which gives us scale of the ecosystem.By offering the device for under INR 30,000 ($500), Microsoft is looking to gain more traction in the mid-tier segment in the country, one that is currently dominated by Android devices like HTC's dual-SIM One E8.
With no sight of the Lumia 930 in the country, it looks like the Lumia 830 will be the torchbearer for Microsoft in India. The introduction of LTE-enabled devices like the Lumia 635 will be a welcome addition. Weber also mentioned that Microsoft was in talks with carriers in the country for collaborations on LTE-enabled devices.
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