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

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)



1. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 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?!?

2. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 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.

6. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 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...

9. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 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

10. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

13. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 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 ..

12. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

14. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 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..

17. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

20. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

21. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

22. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

26. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

25. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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.

30. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

34. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

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

3. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 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

7. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 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...

11. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 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...

5. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

8. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 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...!

31. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

4. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Looks exactly as the Nokia X but with Windows phone

15. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 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.

23. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

36. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

16. billbullz

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

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

18. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

19. hreiner1

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 15, 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

24. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

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

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