Microsoft knows that high end smartphones do have their place in the market, but then again, it would be the middle class and the mid-range handsets that would make up the bulk of any sales figure – as that is the common denominator, so to speak. Well, we do know that Microsoft has looked to budget handsets for quite some time already, and it seems as though this is a trend that is set to continue – with the latest rumors pointing to the possibility of a Lumia 435 and a Lumia 1330, which could very well be scheduled in time for a Mobile World Congress announcement.
So far, not much has been spoken about concerning the Lumia 435, but it seems that ANATEL (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes), which so happens to be Brazil’s equivalent of the FCC in the United States, has a listing of it.
The reference to a ‘Lumia 435’ was spotted in one of the approval documents from ANATEL, where it has been noted that this device is “traded with the Nokia Lumia 435 model name” – and strangely enough, it does not seem to come with Microsoft branding. Initial assessment of the phone could very point to it being a dual SIM device, carrying a 4” 800 x 480 display, a Snapdragon 200 CPU, and a 5MP shooter at the back. Ah well, time will most probably reveal all, as it normally does.