Mystery midrange Windows Phone is spotted on AdDuplex, could be an 830 variant

Joseph Finney

Mystery midrange Windows Phone is spotted on AdDuplex, could be an 830 variant

Microsoft has made a point of delivering a wide range of low and midrange devices running Windows Phone. Now AdDuplex has spotted a new midrange Lumia phone on the horizon which looks very similar to the Lumia 830. This new device could be a slightly cheaper 830 for a new market, or the first midrange Windows 10 device. Either way this phone, which is currently showing up as RM-1072, looks to further fill in the gaps for Microsoft to ensure there is a Windows Phone for every price point.

Releasing new phone operating system is tough with carrier’s controlling the rollout of updates. The main way updates propagate to users occurs when a new phone is purchased. It is highly likely that this RM-1072 is the first of Windows 10 for phones device. Microsoft wants their new OS to be available to their customers as soon as possible, and that may mean releasing a new phone with the new OS on by default. RM-1072’s specs are as follows:

  • 5-inch, 720p display
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Dual-Sim
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 8.7 MP rear camera ( May be PureView unit from Lumia 920 / Lumia 925)
  • 0.9 MP FFC
  • 8 GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card support

These specs build a decent budget phone which is rumored to cost around $275 when it is announced. This device may be aimed at consumers, or maybe it is a developer phone aimed at developers to test Windows 10 apps on phones. Microsoft will reveal more by this spring with MWC, Build, and Ignite all coming up.