It wasn't too long ago when Microsoft Devices revealed its plans to drop ‘Nokia' branding on its upcoming Lumia smartphones, and today it appears that a new handset from Microsoft ( minus Nokia) will arrive shortly.
Alleged images of the first ever Microsoft-branded Windows smartphone have been leaked online. Apparently, the forthcoming smartphone appears to be a distant cousin of the Lumia 530 in terms of design and style.
The details of smartphone with model number RM-1090 has been leaked online, courtesy Chinese regulatory authority TENAA. Microsoft Lumia RM-1090, which appears to be a low-end, supports dual-SIM functionality, as per the TENAA's certification.
Last month, Microsoft did hint at a new phone that would go on sale soon. The leaked handset, which appeared today, doesn't look like a high-end handset.
Little is known about the mysterious Windows Phone device. Naturally, details are still a little thin on the ground, as this appears to be a leak which has not emanated from Microsoft itself.
Windows Phone still struggles to gain considerable traction in China - world's most complicated smartphone market. For Microsoft, a low-end Windows handset may prove to be beneficial in the long run, instead of coming up with a premium device.
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