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Entry level Microsoft Lumia 435 visits the FCC; check out a leaked photo and rumored specs

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Entry level Microsoft Lumia 435 visits the FCC; check out a leaked photo and rumored specs
A new entry level Lumia model is coming. The Microsoft Lumia 435 has just paid a visit to the FCC and has been certified in Indonesia. There are a few variants of the device including the RM-1070, RM-1071, RM-1034, RM-1068 and the RM-1032. The latter two models are dual SIM versions of the phone.

The Nokia Microsoft Lumia 435 will feature a 4-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 800. Those specs match exactly with the display on the low-end Nokia Lumia 520, the best selling Windows Phone model of all time. The pixel density works out to 235ppi. A Snapdragon 200 CPU will be driving the phone, which will offer a 5MP rear-facing camera. The dimension of the model is 118.1 mm x 64.7 mm, which compares to the 119.9mm x 64 mm size of the Lumia 520.

The FCC visit revealed that the Microsoft Lumia 435 will be powered by a BV-5J battery that is exclusive to the model. Indian import-export site Zauba posted last month about two interesting imports into India. One was a shipment of ten BV-5J cells for "inter-company use only." The same day, a shipment of ten dual SIM smartphones was shipped into India, valued at $57 USD each. Hmm. Ten unique batteries and the same number of smartphones were shipped into India on the same day. Considering that the batteries are exclusive to the Lumia 435, it sure sounds like the handset has recently been tested in India.

While a launch date for the Lumia 435 is unknown at the moment, all the pieces are coming together to suggest that it shouldn't be terribly long before this new Windows Phone model sees the light of day.


Thanks for the tip!

source: FCC via NPU (1), (2), (3), (4)

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posted on 13 Dec 2014, 12:53 16

1. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Great... MS launches a handful of low- and mid-range devices, users are screaming for an up-to-date flagship and MS decides to give them an entry-level device?!? WTF? Are they deliberately trying to push us over to the competition?!?

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 13:08 11

2. nwright94 (Posts: 194; Member since: 14 Oct 2014)


I'm beginning to think Microsoft has mostly given up on the high end, I don't think they care if people go to Android or iOS flagships. They see more opportunity in low end handsets. I see Windows Phone as becoming the symbian replacement more so than an Android/iOS competitor. They really only seem to be interested in making cheap devices that people in poorer countries could afford.

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 14:43 2

6. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Not much profit in the low-end segment; marginal profits from hardware sales and users there tend to be the ones least interested in apps and accessories. Besides, flagships are the face of the OS outward; no matter which phone they're actually profiting from, it'll be the flagship that garners attention and thus sales...

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 14:58 3

9. nokia12 (Posts: 484; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


although i hate ms to the core for destroying nokia

but they can still bounce if windows 10 for mobiles can run exe files and legacy software.. it might be a big game changer if they can pull it off ( windows 10 + intel x86 chip )

otherwise you can write off MS from mobile segment ..

though they'll easily beat android and ipad in tablet segment with their 100-200 $ full windows 10 tablet

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 15:15

10. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


mobile processors can't easily handle .exe fat programs .. I would imagine a phone like the one above with .exe .. terrible.

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 15:50

13. nokia12 (Posts: 484; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


@galaxy S5

how about this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbRqFO86inY

a new 14nm intel atom in a cell phone.. ?

as for the ui ,windows 10 can adapt itself with the same UI as of windows phone 8.1/10 and in addition to the windows phone apps it can bring in support for exe files.. they have a great chance to turn the market around..

simply connect your mobile to an external display and you have a working desktop.. 2 in 1 productive device..

if this ain't happening then no chance for windows phone .. selling low end devices won't work for long ..

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 15:32 5

12. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


If you hate MS to the core for destroying Nokia then your hate is clearly misplaced.

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 16:18 4

14. nokia12 (Posts: 484; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


if you love MS blindly, in spite of making their customers beg for simple features, games and apps for years.. then your love is clearly misplaced unless you are getting paid ..

there is a reason you know they are stuck at 3-4 % market share after 4 years ..

and now with Nokia gone they can't do much outside USA

unless they are able to pull the full windows 10 on phone strategy off

then , not only they have a chance but can seriously threaten android market share in 2 years.. this full windows 10 is the last chance for them, its a Do or die situation

its not 2013 anymore and low end android phones have evolved quite a lot .. so they aren't laggy anymore like they used to be .. take for example moto E , android One devices , they are as fast and as smooth as any windows phone.. these devices get guaranteed updates and have far more apps than you can imagine on windows phone and cost the same

now i ask you why should a user jump the ship to a more restricted tile based UI with fewer apps ? where is the USP ?

the one USP that earned them 3-4 % share was Nokia .. and now even that is no more ..

http://bgr.com/2014/12/11/windows-phone-is-dead-2/

http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/11/7377021/ive-given-up-on-windows-phone

you are free to have your opinion and i know it won't change , so lets just agree to disagree and save each others time..

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 20:27 5

17. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I don't love MS blindly i deal with the facts. Android and iOS did not have all the features they now include right off the bat and one can argue that WP 8.1 brought the OS up to par with the other platforms feature wise. The notion that somehow MS is responsible for all apps and games on its platform just shows just how misplaced your point is. I wish i was getting paid to express my opinion, sadly I'm not that would be sweet though.

There isn't a single reason why WP is at 3-4 % there are a host of reasons such as coming to the market late, lack of adequate marketing by MS, lack of adequate carrier support, carrier employees bias, lack of incentives for carrier employees, the OS being licensed for the majority of time its existed etc

WP is a quality OS, sales are not always and indication of the quality of a product, consumer satisfaction rate etc is a better indicator cause it deals with quality of the product, WP consumer satisfaction rate is very high, you could have a crappy product and sell countless.

WP regardless of its market is a trendsetter in terms of UI design, the whole world has gone Flat software wise including iOS and Android, not knocking them just stating the facts.

http://www.developer-tech.com/news/2014/jun/26/googles-material-design-pays-homage-microsofts-flat-cross-platform-modern-ui/

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420200,00.asp

Though i would have loved to see Nokia brand on phones in foreign markets Microsoft obviously came to the conclusion that they want to go with Lumia, agree or disagree its their decision at the end of the day, they spent the billions not you or myself.

Mote E and Android one is only a very small majority of low end Android devices, overall Android on low end is still a largely painful experience yet they make up a large part of Androids marketshare.

iOS has between 12-13% worldwide for every iPhone sold a WP is sold. WP marketshare is also much higher in places like the EU5 etc.

Brad Reed is a WP hater i can understand him writing for Apple loving BGR, i don't get how he writes for Yahoo though lol, he is as biased as they come.

Tom Warren complains about specific apps he wants, tech heads are not representatives of the larger population, the average consumer is not like the tech crowd, 10 others could make the same argument but for the average consumer they would be more than happy with WP seeing as to how the overwhelming majority of popular apps exists on the platform. Its largely a false argument as far as general consumers go.

Besides people change platforms all the time for different reasons. Looking at Icons i personally could never leave Live Tiles or Live Folders.HTC Blinkfeed loves Tiles its only a matter of time before iOS,Android and others go Tiled based i mean the inside of the OS already does the homescreen will leave dead Icons for Live Tiles they'll call them another name but we will know what they are we aren't blind.

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 22:58 3

20. joey_sfb (Posts: 5741; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


What a load of crap. This level of brain washing really put North Korean leader Kim_Jong-un to shame.

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 23:31 2

21. joey_sfb (Posts: 5741; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Android and iOS achievement has nothing to do with Microsoft in fact Microsoft has made many attempts to undermine it with patent literation.

Linus Torvalds contribution of the Linux kernel and his believes on open source made it possible for Google and Apple to build on their respective platform offering customer another two viable choices.

posted on 14 Dec 2014, 00:31 2

22. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1442; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I agree to some extent.
WP did started flat UI trend. And entry level Android did evolved alot except may be Samsung's entry level offerings. Some of them lags a bit.
Anyway tile UI is great and looks uniform but in my opinion they are limited/uniform widgets(but I like them) with no ability to interact with(I think MS will add that feature in future updates) And small tiles only act as a "dead icon" . Actually live tiles didn't gave me any benefits over widgets apart from uniform looks.

posted on 14 Dec 2014, 04:19

26. joey_sfb (Posts: 5741; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I don't how a platform with such low market share be able to start any UI trend as claim.

Vector art is going to be popular with or without Microsoft metro interface. Its just graphic design evolution.

Read 2007 onwards digital graphic design magazines and you will understand what i meant.

posted on 14 Dec 2014, 01:35

25. Doakie (Posts: 2003; Member since: 06 May 2009)


"Not much profit in the low-end segment; marginal profits from hardware sales and users there tend to be the ones least interested in apps and accessories." Least interested in apps? Good thing because Microsoft has a shortage of good first party apps. The Amazon app on their store I couldn't use gift card money I have on my account. My bank still doesn't have an app so depositing checks required a trip to an ATM. Safeway doesn't have an app so adding U Coupons to our account meant I needed to do it from their website, but the IE browser sucks. No official Dropbox app, but there was some okay third party file manager which had the ability to use Dropbox. Every Google service has buggy third party apps to access them. Overall their Windows Marketplace is abysmal. Instead of dumping all this money at big buyouts like Nokia, Minecraft, and Skype they should have just taken that billions and set up contacts with app companies to pay them to develop apps for Windows Phone.

posted on 14 Dec 2014, 11:18

30. elitewolverine (Posts: 5183; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Amazon app...because the browser doesnt work? It does.

My bank doesnt have a droid app, should i leave android?

Safeway, 3rd party app support, there is an app that allows you to add coupons to your card.

Dropbox - yes nothing official, but hey 3rd party works just fine - cloudsix.

Google service - well it is a MS phone what do you expect? Does MS offer their services on android?

Basically either there is decent to excellent 3rd party apps for most major things or the web works 9/10 times for me.

I do miss games, but im not a huge mobile gamer plus really liking Hero Forge right now more than any others.

posted on 14 Dec 2014, 13:16

34. Damo579 (Posts: 242; Member since: 18 May 2013)


MS offers their services and apps on Android, most of the time they work better than on WP.

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 13:12 1

3. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Up to date with what , a 801 ? it has the same performace as the 800 inside the Icon/930...

New flagships are coming in early/spring 2015 (will be anounced at MWC ) with the "real new generation" , aka 810

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 14:47 1

7. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Their camera champion is running on a processor that hardly cranks the wheels; what they need is a 1520 successor with the 41 mp camera and the 810 to run it. Preferably in a large and small version, iPhone-style...

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 15:29 1

11. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


The 1020 i agree is in need of an update ,but the 10x0 is not the only and not even the main flagship ...

the 930/Icon is as much up to date as most android flagships...

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 13:34 1

5. elitewolverine (Posts: 5183; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


MS Users will not notice a CPU upgrade other than the 1020. Games right now do not max out current old gen gpu's yet.

Sure the 830 is almost a flagship. There is no true flagship just yet. But that means 2015 will see one. I truly believe they are waiting for win10 annoucment and will show both the flagship along side win10 preview in one package.

Currently there is no 'real' offering from any camp that will make me choose it over a 1020 or 930/icon. I am on that fence right now, and about to pull the trigger on a 930 since i already have a 1020.

If anything, MS underestimates how 'finicky' mobile users really are.

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 14:51

8. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


The flagship(s) should sport the 41 mp camera and have the engine to run it.

I seriously hope they won't wait 'till Windows 10 in the fall; that'll be nearly a two year gap between flagship launches! By then they'll have lost most potential buyers...!

posted on 14 Dec 2014, 11:22

31. elitewolverine (Posts: 5183; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


I dont think the flagship needs a 41, 20 is just fine. 41+ should be for the enthusiasts phone not the other way around (mainly cause of price). Heck the 1020 is still 500+ off contract from MS.

Potential buyers keep a phone for a year at most, so 1 year isnt big imo. Though they are loosing on the repeat buyers that will stay in the ecosystem.

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 13:17 3

4. EgyDroid (Posts: 111; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Looks exactly as the Nokia X but with Windows phone

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 17:14

15. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 178; Member since: 03 May 2012)


I think they're trying to get market share first, people will be more likely to try a new phone if its cheap, so they're making low end devices to get people in first. Foot in the door? Because once you try WP you won't go back in my opinion.

posted on 14 Dec 2014, 00:34 1

23. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1442; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Actually I know alot of people who switched to Android from WP because of poor market(especially games), less openness, some hates the whole UI etc.

posted on 14 Dec 2014, 21:08

36. elitewolverine (Posts: 5183; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


True there is always colors to both sides. I for one have laid claim to over 50+ converts, as part of a business help (I got no commission for the sale, it was simply my phone doing the selling). To others not liking their low end android and didn't want to spend 400+ on a phone.

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 19:20 1

16. billbullz (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Oct 2014)


Count me out. Just made the jump from 920 running 8.1 to z3 compact. And its worth it

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 21:32

18. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Hmm, 400-series? Will this even make it to the US or just India/China?

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 21:55

19. hreiner1 (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Sep 2014)


Nokias sucess was world-wide with inexpnsive phone for the third world market, MS tries to get as many WIN 8 phone onto the market to get market share, they will make money once people start to upgrade from a $99 phone to a $199 to a $299 pones.
It all about market share, they have to get at least 10 % worldwide and in Europe 20%, and Asia 20%, forget the US, they will do well overseas

posted on 14 Dec 2014, 00:36

24. tigermcm (Posts: 855; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


i bet this will get more advertising than their mid and high end phones

posted on 14 Dec 2014, 04:42

27. boosook (Posts: 1436; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


OMG... as if the 535 wasn't entry level enough!

posted on 14 Dec 2014, 07:22

28. mercorp (Posts: 1027; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Even if this phone does make it to market I'll doubt it will be called 435,let alone start a new 4xx range.Back to the Nokia days,There was NO model that had any 4 on its no.So as to respect Asian tastes,since there is a superstition to the no.4 there.I strongly believe that Microsoft would not want to risk alienating users over such a naming issue,so I think it will be called lumia 531/532

posted on 14 Dec 2014, 08:53

29. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Keep selling wp on junky phones, it'll become synonymous with junk an cheap more so then what the world thinks already.

posted on 14 Dec 2014, 11:23

32. elitewolverine (Posts: 5183; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


and yet with 60% of android market being 'junk' phones that statement doesnt hold true to them? Or it does and android is synonymous with junk?

posted on 14 Dec 2014, 11:53

33. nwright94 (Posts: 194; Member since: 14 Oct 2014)


I could be wrong but I think the highest selling cheap Android phone is the Moto G. I think Galaxy S phones have the highest marketshare of Android phones and those aren't exactly "junk" even if you hate TouchWiz.

posted on 14 Dec 2014, 21:09

37. elitewolverine (Posts: 5183; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


According the last stat tracker, 60%+ of all androids being shipped/bought were the ones on the 'low end' the grab me phones that you get at wally world and other cheaper L9's L90's etc of the world.

posted on 14 Dec 2014, 15:50

35. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1544; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


like I said before Microsoft is making their "OWN" name branded Lumia smart phone and
therefore will put new body cases on Nokia lumia smart phones in some cases. Folks look for microsoft Branded replacements for 920, 1020, 1520 in 2015. in some cases they will have New phone case body designs with new specs or the same old specs but you wont see anymore "Nokia Lumia smart phones "THEY ARE DEAD"! gone forever. lately
there was leaks about a Flag ship Nokia Lumia smart phone that had great specs
but not bought to market. I expect 3 NEW high level Microsoft smart to come to the market
with Windows 10's Mobile OS which will not be the SAME AS Microsoft's x86 desktop OS because Microsoft smart phones use "ARMS CPU's not Intel X86 CPU's. Universal apps however are said to work on both ARMS and X86 CPU's. I hope Microsoft can pull that off?

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 05:18

38. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1544; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Folk this device also has a front FACING camera which is rare on low end smart phones.
it has all the specs it needs to run all the apps in the Windows smart phone store. I think this is the replacement for the Trusty old Nokia lumia 520. Like I said Microsoft is replacing the OLD "Nokia Lumia" line. they are gone but the present windows 8 / 8.1 smart phones including this one will get updated to Windows 10 and other software Updates.

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 05:57

39. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1544; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I stand corrected it's the microsoft 530/535 that have a front facing camera. They are a better replacement for the Nokia lumia 520

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