Pictures of what looks like the first ever Microsoft Lumia leak

Pictures of what looks like the first ever Microsoft Lumia leak
Less than 2 weeks ago, Microsoft announced that it will be dropping Nokia's name on its smartphones from now on, branding all Lumia phones with the Microsoft logo, while feature phones and "dumb" phones would still carry the Nokia one. The team from Redmond also noted that the first Lumias to come out with the new branding will be unveiled "soon", but no more information was given.

Today, we get a glimpse of what may be the first Microsoft Lumia device to hit the market. A few pictures were leaked on Weibo (China's social network), claiming to show a device named RM-1090, which has passed MIIT certification for distribution in China.

It is obviously an entry-level handset, perhaps one of the Lumia 530's class, with an added flash on the back and face cam on the front – maybe Microsoft plans to do what it did with the Lumia 520 and 525 – both devices were released a few months apart from each other, and the 525 is only an incremental upgrade over the 520.

Looking at the pictures, one can confirm (assuming they are authentic) that Microsoft does not intend to change anything about the design language of the Lumias, other than the logo. As far as what hardware these new handsets will have under the hood – we've absolutely no clue at the moment. Keeping our ear to the ground for more rumors or, who knows, a Microsoft announcement maybe.


via: WMPoweruser

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33 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

This ain't cute... At All...

7. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Tenaa pictures are always ridiculously ugly, so expect that design is much better in real life.

14. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

No it won't. It's a shiny piece of orange soup with oversized top bezel and unpleasant brand.

25. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Sony Xperia Z3 has even bigger bezels, for some reason no one cares.

28. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Z3 has slim bezels, what are you talking about?

32. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Are you serious ? Look this linkhttp://www.phonearena.com/phones/size#/phones/size/Sony-Xperia-Z3,LG-G3/phones/8764,8347 5.2 screen in such a big body..

33. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

it's an optical illusion, compare it to iphones it will look slimmer

17. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

And it won't sell much either.

24. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Satya owes our eyes an apology

30. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

NOKIA is already dead :(

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

My Gawd ! That looks cheap !

10. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Will look much better in real life. Also,this has to be a bigger 530 so don't expect much.

11. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Yes, this look like the next Samsung flag ship phone.

16. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

I can sense the butthurt behind this comment.

26. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

I can sense that you do not have sense.

3. Switch00

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

can't get much uglier than this. 50$ plastic brick.

8. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

That glossy plastic is the worst material for mobile devices.

4. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

i thought lumia was supposed to be somewhere on the phone. hey from the looks of this are we sure its not a low range or an Asha????

5. Tolooei

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

No NO microsoft Only Nokia!

23. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

No more Nokia..... Oh god why.....

6. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

looks like crap.

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Wal mart special.

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I spent a few minutes on the lumia 730 in a store yesterday, I'm really impressed by its design, build quality and the AMOLED display especially for dat price. And WP8.1 was good too. I'd really recommend the 730 over the overpriced 830 anyday. This Microsoft lumia looks cheap BTW.

15. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Lol where I live you can get Xperia Z1, LG G2 or Nexus 5 cheaper than 830. Budget flagship my a$$.

18. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol true, I remember some fankid on gsmarena saying 830 being better than Moto X 2nd gen lmao!

13. VLaRueC

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

How is it obvious of this being a mid-ranger? It would be funny if this turns out to be the most advanced phone on the market..

19. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 619; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Microsoft teams up with Fisher Price. Microsoft doesn't seem to get that this is probably their last shot at any market viability assuming that ship already hasn't sailed. They need to come up with something really bold and different and not just re-badge old Nokia designs.

20. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I like the branding actually.. Better than the huge nexus name. That phone looks cheap though

21. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Ugly.

22. Smarter

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Another low end phone. No one would buy better smartphone with WP. Every Lumia is similar to other Lumia, some Lumia is with a LED flash but without a face cam, other Lumia is with a face cam but without Glance Screen, another Lumia is with Glance screen but without LTE and so on. All Lumias are only lowends.

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