Rumor: Lumia 435 to launch as another entry-level smartphone from Microsoft
Not too long ago, Microsoft introduced the Lumia 535, an entry-level handset crowned to be the first one to hit retail with Microsoft branding. But, it seems the software giant is focusing its efforts on the entry-level segment rather than high-end devices. Recently, another new Windows Phone handset popped up with the Lumia 435 moniker.
The alleged device is yet another entry-level smartphone, and was spotted on FCC as well with several model numbers, suggesting the device will launch in several markets across the globe in single-SIM and dual-SIM variants. The handset is apparently of the same size as the Lumia 530, and measures 118.1 x 64.7 mm, as per FCC filing. As per rumors, it even boasts a similar set of specifications as the Lumia 530, with a 4-inch 480 by 854 resolution display, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC, and a 5MP rear camera for photos and videos.
An image of the alleged device also popped up from Chinese shores (as shown above). As it seems, the device has capacitive touch buttons, not the on-screen ones. It seems Microsoft is trying to replace the discontinued Nokia X line up, but instead of Android, they are powered by Windows Phone as its operating system.Further reading: Lumia, Lumia 435, Microsoft, Windows Phone