After launching its first exclusively-branded smartphone, the Lumia 535, Microsoft looks set to launch another smartphone in the low-end segment.
This device, tentatively termed Lumia 435, cropped up earlier when it was reportedly being reviewed by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and had already received certification in Indonesia.
As per the latest report, the Lumia 435's launch looks imminent, as the smartphone has been certified in Brazil, which is a known Windows Phone hub.
This certification has been done by Anatel (the National Telecommunications Agency of Brazil), and this indicates that the smartphone could be launched in the near future.
Going by the surfaced Anatel certification, the Lumia 435 could be a low-ender bearing model number RM-1068.
The Lumia 435 could have the following technical specifications:
- 4in display; having resolutions of 480x800 pixels.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor.
- 5MP rear camera.
- 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity.
The above technical aspects are in line with the rumoured tech-specs of the device that had surfaced earlier.
Other technical aspects of the device are expected to be in line with the specifications of similar range smartphones.
The Lumia 435 is rumoured to be launched initially in Brazil, followed by a rapid global rollout.
With the launch of the Lumia 435 imminent, it seems like Microsoft is looking to win erstwhile Nokia feature-phone users, who have now migrated to other brands and operating platforms.