Microsoft Lumia 435 gets approved by Brazil’s certification authority
We have had a few leaks and rumors suggesting a new Microsoft device, the entry-level Lumia 435 and now, we have another confirmation that the device is indeed coming. The Microsoft Lumia 435 has been approved by Brazil’s certification authority ANATEL.
ANATEL (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes) is the Brazilian counterpart of US’ FCC. The authority has approved the Lumia 435 (RM-1068). The certification confirms the ‘Lumia 435’ name and also reveals that Microsoft’s request for confidentiality ends this month, so we may see an official announcement pretty soon. The filing also reveals that the budget friendly smartphone will be pack in dual SIM 3G connectivity.
Nokia never launched a smartphone with the numeric ‘4’ in the branding owing to the number’s bad luck in some countries, so it’s interesting to see Microsoft change ways. This will also be the first time that there will be a Lumia below the 5xx series. The Lumia 535 is a great entry level offering, so we can expect the Lumia 435 to hit even lower price points.
The rumored specs of the Lumia 435 is a 4-inch WVGA display, Snapdragon 200 processor, a 5 MP rear camera and Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Denim update. Microsoft might announce the Lumia 435 along with the Lumia 1330 at MWC, which is set for March but you never know, the Redmond giant might announce it sooner. As always, we’ll keep you updated.