Microsoft will unveil its first own-branded Lumia smartphone on Tuesday, November 11, the company has confirmed on its Conversations blog. It’s expected to be a low-cost device that will deliver “the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone.”
We’ve already had a glimpse at Microsoft’s new Lumia, thanks to images leaked by Chinese regulators. It looks a lot like the Lumia handsets we’re already familiar with, but the biggest difference is the Microsoft logo on its front and back where Nokia logos once lived.
According to the device’s regulation filing, it will have a 5-inch qHD display, a 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. It’s also expected to have 3G-only radios, dual SIM card slots, and the “RM-1090” model number.
This certainly won’t be a Lumia flagship, then, so we’re unlikely to see a big launch event, but it will be a significant release for Microsoft. The software giant officially acquired Nokia way back in April, and it has released new handsets since then, but this will be the first to sport the Microsoft name.