It’s not been too long since Microsoft announced that it’s officially dropping the Nokia name in its Lumia smartphones. And now, rumours of the first of such a device have made its way into the tech circle.
A mobile device codenamed RM-1090 has made its way on to TENAA (a Chinese Postel website similar to the FCC in the US) and as all of us expected, the Nokia logo isn’t on it. Instead, it’s been replaced with a Microsoft brand on it – it’s seen on the front (above the display) and on the back cover.
The same device was also apparently seen on the FCC in the US sometime in October.
The leak also gives us a glimpse into the specs of the device. The Microsoft RM-1090 is said to boast a 5in display of qHD resolution (960 x 540 pixels). Its purported measurements sit at 140.2 x 72.4 x 9.3mm.
It’s also said to have a 1900mAh battery, GSM and 3G with HSPA connectivity, as well as dual-SIM card slots. It is also expected to come out of the box with Windows Phone 8.1 and a back camera paired with a LED flash. But no other details were revealed.
Rumours point towards the RM-1090 being the company’s answer to the more affordable Android One line-up. Considering its specifications (or what we know from it, at least), we think Microsoft will price the device quite aggressively.
But we’re going to wait on more rumours about its camera, processor, etc. before putting our hearts on the line.