AT&T Lumia 830 confirmed to ship with Qi wireless charging capability
AT&T announced they will start selling the Lumia 830 (read our review here) from November 7th — which is today. For those folks who are wondering if the handset comes with support for Qi wireless charging, there’s a piece of good news for you: it does. The device from AT&T comes with two back covers (black and green), and surprisingly, they are both compatible with Qi charging systems.
Why surprising? Well, in case you can’t recall, AT&T did remove the feature from the Lumia 925 and 1020 when it launched on the carrier due to their partnership with PMA technologies. It may be a concern for a few people, but fret not, it’s present. This means you can use compatible charging plates to get your device juiced up.
As a quick recap, the handset features a 5-inch 720p display, and ships with Windows Phone 8.1 Denim as its operating system out of the box. There’s a quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC too meet all your processing needs, along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. The handset also supports microSD card should you ever require more storage space.
The most interesting piece of hardware in the device is the 10MP rear shooter, which comes with PureView Technology and optical image stabilization to capture stunning images. Last but not the least, there’s a 2,200 mAh battery to make sure your battery lasts a decent time, but it all depends on your usage.
The handset is available from AT&T for $99.99 tied to a two-year agreement, as well as through AT&T’s Next plan. Customers who don’t want to get into a commitment can grab the Lumia 830 for $449.99.Further reading: AT&T, Lumia 830, Microsoft, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8.1