The new model is expected to feature an 8.7-megapixel PureView camera.
Microsoft’s low-end Lumia lineup has seen a couple of new entries in the past few weeks, and it looks like the Redmond giant is now looking at expanding the mid-range Windows Phone segment with a cheaper alternative to the Lumia 830. Spotted in AdDuplex, the advertising network used in Windows Phone apps, the RM-1072 will reportedly slot in right between the Lumia 735 and Lumia 830 in terms of hardware.
According to Nokiapoweruser, the RM-1072 could feature an 8.7-megapixel rear camera, possibly with the same PureView setup seen on the Lumia 920 and Lumia 925. A 0.9-megapixel sensor is expected to carry out imaging duties on the front of the device. The phone is also said to include a 5-inch HD display, a Snapdragon 400 CPU with four cores, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, and dual SIM support. Some of the phone’s specs will reportedly match that of the Lumia 830, including the amount of RAM (1GB) and the battery capacity (2,200mAh).
The RM-1072 is expected to cost $275, noticeably lower than the current price of the Lumia 830 in most markets. The phone was recently certified in Indonesia, suggesting it could be announced very soon. Microsoft has said that a Windows Phone flagship will be around sometime later this year, and the RM-1072 will likely be one of several devices that launch before that flagship.