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Microsoft Lumia RM-1090 specs leaked – and it’s a budget smartphone

We've recently had confirmation that Microsoft has officially dropped the Nokia brand name (opens in new tab) from the Lumia line, with future handsets to be called Microsoft Lumia phones.

What we weren't sure about was exactly when the first Microsoft Lumia handset would emerge, and what it would be – but a leak has given us a look at the (alleged) first Lumia phone to ditch the Nokia moniker.

This one comes from high-profile leaker Nowhereelse.fr (via BGR (opens in new tab)), with the tech site spotting a device by the name of the Microsoft Lumia RM-1090 listed by TENAA (the telecoms certification body in China).

The RM-1090 is nothing too exciting though, unfortunately, as it's a lower-end device with a 5in display boasting a resolution of 960 x 540. Other specs listed include a 1905mAh battery, and a 9.3mm chassis. It's also apparently set to offer dual-SIM capability.

Related: Nokia Lumia 735 review: A top budget smartphone for selfies (opens in new tab)

There are a couple of pics over at Nowhereelse.fr (opens in new tab) (you can see one of them above), and the phone looks pretty much like its specs – unremarkable.

It certainly seems an odd choice for the device which will represent the debut of the Microsoft Lumia brand, and has left many folks scratching their heads and wondering why Redmond didn't choose to kick things off with a new flagship model.

Related: Further details on Microsoft Lumia rebrand clarified, Nokia entry-level phones will still be made (opens in new tab)

Image Credit: Nowhereelse.fr

Darren Allan
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Darran has over 25 years of experience in digital and magazine publishing as a writer and editor. He's also an author, having co-written a novel published by Little, Brown (Hachette UK). He currently writes news, features and buying guides for TechRadar, and occasionally other Future websites such as T3 or Creative Bloq and he's a copy editor for TechRadar Pro. Darrran has written for a large number of tech and gaming websites/magazines in the past, including Web User and ComputerActive. He has also worked at IDG Media, having been the Editor of PC Games Solutions and the Deputy Editor of PC Home.