Microsoft's Lumia 830 gets price cut to £219.99 off-contract

Microsoft unveiled the Nokia Lumia 830 last September as its 'affordable flagship', despite its absurdly high pricing and undeniably mid-range spec sheet. However, less than a year after going on sale, the end of the road is now approaching for the 830, as it reaches End of Life status - and of course, that means buyers can look forward to some stock-clearing discounts.

Indeed, UK buyers can already get their hands on the Lumia 830 with £50 off its regular £269.99 price at the Microsoft Store - that 18.5% discount brings the price down to £219.99 off-contract, with black, orange and green variants available.

It's not clear how long the device will remain available at this price, so if you're thinking of going for it, think quickly. Its key specs include:

  • 5-inch ClearBlack IPS LCD with HD (1280x720px) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB onboard storage (plus microSD support up to 128GB)
  • 10MP PureView rear camera with ZEISS optics, backside illuminated sensor and optical image stabilization
  • 0.9MP front-facing wide-angle camera
  • Integrated Qi wireless charging
  • Removable 2200mAh battery
  • 139.4 x 70.7 x 8.5mm, 150g
  • Optional CP-627 Wireless Charging Flip Shell cover available

In a few weeks' time, Microsoft will unveil its new Windows 10 Mobile flagships, but a replacement for the mid-range 830 - codename 'Sanaa' - isn't expected to arrive until next year, after development work was reportedly suspended earlier this year, amid significant cuts to the company's phone hardware division.

Source: Microsoft Store

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