This shiny brick is not a slab of gold; it’s a Lumia smartphone

Microsoft’s making its Lumia 830 and 930 in a special gold edition
This shiny brick is not a slab of gold; it’s a Lumia smartphone

It’s all about having the most luxurious of smartphones these days – and what screams luxury (without burning a huge hole in your pocket, of course) more than having a mobile device made of gold? Nothing else.

Microsoft knows that too and it wants in on the gold smartphone game. It seems that the smartphone maker is all set to unveil not one, but two of its smartphones – the Lumia 830 and 930 – in this colour.

The leak was put out by the user named "Nokia171" on Weibo, the Chinese microblogging service equivalent to Twitter. According to the leaker, these special gold edition Lumias will be made of gold and leather and will be unveiled in China on 8 January.

Rumour has it that the units will first make its way to this country first before being pushed out across to other countries. Although, the source didn’t quite indicate if Singapore is on that select list.

As for specifications, they’ll most likely be identical to that of the original versions. The Lumia 830 has a 5in, 720p screen and sports a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor.

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In addition to that, it comes with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (which can be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card), and a 10MP PureView camera with optical image stabilisation. The device comes out of the box on Windows Phone 8.1 and also packs a 2200mAh battery.

As for the Lumia 930, it boasts a 5in AMOLED 1080p capacitive touchscreen, 32 GB of internal memory and 2 GB RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, as well as a 20 MP Carl Zeiss optics back snapper with optical image stabilisation.

Fortunately, we’ll just have to wait a few days to see if this rumour is actually true. 

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[Source and image: GSM Arena