Dual-SIM RM-1090 breaks cover at China's TENAA sporting Microsoft branding

After passing through the FCC last month, the RM-1090 has now broken cover at China's TENAA. Considered to be the first device to sport Microsoft's branding, the RM-1090 is rumored to be a mid-range device that offers dual-SIM connectivity.

The FCC filing from last month revealed that the RM-1090 would feature similar dimensions as that of the Lumia 830. Other rumored specs include a qHD resolution of 960 x 540, as well as GSM and 3G with HSPA connectivity. There isn't much else we know about the device, although the photos do suggest that the device sports a similar design as the Lumia 530.

What kind of hardware would you guys like to see in the RM-1090?

Source: Weibo

Thanks hengxiang32401 for the tip!

280 Comments
  • Is this gonna be the upgrade the 1020 phone owners have been waiting for?
  • Are you serious??? This is another low end device. MS doesn't seem to be that interested in high end market.
  • They JUST released the 930 and the 1520 is still a fan favorite so stop whining..
  • JUST? You kidding me? Almost half a year have been passed... Oh wait! 1520 was announced like an year ago as well as 930(Lumia Icon)...
  • Yeah!
    Microsoft should release as often as gayPhone!
    Once a year
    and
    have pride in rainbow colors!
     
  • Lol, oh my, that there's funny...LGBT commune will be up in ...arms? Maybe different anatomical region.
  • I'm quite sure no one will ever be satisfied until Microsoft releases a device called Lumia Flagship.
  • +Lumia Flagship
  • Hello mr. Oxide
  • No one knows what is in the pipeline, if they do as they did with the Microsoft Bank we could (hopefully) be in for a suprise. Let's see.
  • Do you realize the iPhones are released just once a year? The 930 is not old, so get over your insane obsessions of having phones released every month. That is how phones come out half-done.
  • The 930 is just an Icon, so almost 1 year old and the 1520 is too big for many people. It's been discussed more than once, we don't have a flagship at the moment. That's a matter of fact. Aside from the fact that he wasn't whining, since 'McLaren' was canceled WP users looking for a premium upgrade now have no real choices.
  • As far as we know McLaren didnt even exist.
  • If Microsoft had released a flagship for all carriers so anyone can go and get it there wouldn't be that much complaining from its beloved customers.
  • Which means we'll continue to lose market share. Honestly, I'm almost to the point of switching to another OS. Microsoft is just stupid. They ignore their most devoted fans over and over. *sigh*
  • A flagship device wouldn't fix Windows Phone's market share problem anyways.
  • Almost a year still means not a year.
  • Whether or not you or others prefer larger handsets isn't the issue, the 1520 is the flagship until Microsoft releases a successor however niche it is.  This is based on availability and specifications (otherwise the 930 might be a contender).  Do I want a smaller flagship?  Sure.  But saying none presently exists... that's not a fact. That's a lie.
  • WHAT? lol  they just release what? lol   that shit old both running snapdragon 800  there is 801 and 805 this days with rapid charging tech   
  • None of us in the US can get the 930. To get the Icon we would have to deal with Verizon.
  • I'm going back to Android I need a high end device and it seems m$ doesn't get it
  • Ridiculous overreaction.
  • The Lumia 930\ICON and 1520 are high end phones in two different sizes just like the iPhone. Unfortunately they are not available on all carrier so stop whining about we do not have a high-end WP. Snapdragon 800 chips.
  • Precisely. The carriers and exclusivity are our problem.  It's creating a perception issue and right now the optics are quite bad.  I wonder WHEN the 930/Icon was released, whether all of these people complaining right now would have bought one.  I even wonder more if they would be complaining this instant that no flagship exists with a 930/Icon in their hands.  I wonder if people are equating phone releases/refreshes with firmware/OS updates... thinking the two should be in sync.  Thank goodness that isn't the case, but it might explain why people want new phones every 4 months.  Or they are confusing Microsoft for the ENTIRE ECOSYSTEM of manufacturers that offer android phones - all of which have different models and release dates, etc. No one the second largest phone manufacturer this kind of heat (for releasing phones only annually).  That, or the insta-grat consumerism that is just getting quite ridiculous these days.  This is one reason that Christmas stuff is out in the stores before Thanksgiving and during Halloween!!
  • I bought mine from China (the HK variant) at a LOPT less than the local price and provided you aren't on any backwards-as-hell network that uses CDMA it'll work anywhere. Just make sure you DON'T buy the AT&T version as its got 1/2 the RAM and no QI/wireless charging (gotta love the carriers).
  • They down grade the windows phones so it don't get into direct competition with their Andriod pride.
  • I think high end devices will start to pop up around the end of November. It'll be Christmas shopping season, and people tend to spend big bucks then - and why not buy a new smartphone as it's fresh out?
  • I thought this at first. However this is the internal part number, not the "Lumia" brand model number.
  • Obviously it is not. Looks like it is yet another low end device from Microkia.
  • Microsoft logo looks ugly in that picture
  • Yeah, I always liked how Nokia kept the logos and branding clean and classy. This looks cheap.
  • Reading title :) 1090 i got excited that it would be new flagship for which i was waiting for but reading complete article :(
  • Lol
  • Its the Lumia 535. It comes with 5inch OLED Display, 960 x 540 reso, 1GB RAM, 8GB Memory with SD Support and a 5MP Cam. Available in the colors cyan, white,orange, black/grey. Available at 24. November. Some onlineshops still listed it as Lumia 535.
  • Probably without clear black polarizer and snapdragon 200 quad-core too I think. It will be a good buy because it has a front facing camera though, something that's missing in the 635, 1GB of ram would be killer! way better performance than a faster processor with 512mb. Hope you're right ;)
  • 1130, perhaps?
  • Lumia 1330? With a 6" screen.
  • This was my initial thought too. The 1320 was a budget alternative to 1520. This could be the budget alternative to the 830. It has an LED flash on the back, which would indicate an upgrade to the 630, but doesnt appear to be pureview.
  • Successor to 625, the 535?
  • Budget alternative to the 830 is 730.
  • I feel that would be redundant between the 830, 735, 730, 635, and the 630.
  • Lumia 1337 ;)
  • 835.
  • If 835 then it's for tmo USA
  • What the heck is that
  • The ugly is strong in that one.
  • Lol
  • The only ugly is the black logo on the back, it should have been white or like the nokias have now, glossy and a little deeper in the cover
  • That damn Microsoft branding on the front❗❗❗❗ That is by far the worst thing I always thought might happen, and I always hoped they would just replace Nokia with Lumia... SMH.. Nevertheless, I know the MS brand is more powerful, and more popular....
    ...............
    But, a device that says MS on the front isn't going to do anything if it's not properly marketed, and MS doesn't run a huge marketing campaign to change perception of the company into a more modern, and hip, company... Still SMH....
  • Personally I think having the logo on the back is worse, got no issues with the front of the device, it's the same as Nokia.
  • Lumia is the same amount of letters as Nokia.. They should've just put Lumia on the front, and the MS symbol on the back.... Nevertheless, I understand why MS did this... They have to establish a name in hardware with the average consumer.. I guess the average consumer will view the hardware as quality... At least MS has the perception of quality going for them..
  • oh dear jesus god. what a tragic device to launch the microsoft lumia brand. this summs it up perfectly.
  • Agree I so hope Microsoft aren't gonna kill Nokia's Lumia's #MissYouNokia
  • Where is Superboy Micah when we need him?
  • I'm here,never fret lol. Besides this phone doesn't look that bad to me but I am obviously not its target audience. Doesn't look much different than my 1520
  • There you are!
  • Agreed. Sad state of affairs. We have no device to be proud of, just minor variations of the same crappy low end phone that isn't even priced that competitively
  • I'm proud of my 1520.
  • I just hope the 1030 comes along the same day this one get's official
     
  • i bet you won't see 1030 or any high end phones until they finish windows 10
  • I just hope they do someting about it. April is way too long...
  • Agree. The new brand should launch on a flagship, not a rowboat. lol
  • Nooo, please no more low end. We want new flagships. I guess I am going to buy nexus 6 and use it until lumia flagship show up.
  • Why would you expect a high end device when its been said time and time again that we shouldn't expect one anytime this year?
  • Yeah, I no Daniel said there will be no new lumia for 2014 and now we get this!! So Daniel is wrong and he doesn't know much lately as he mentioned in his articles. But its still a disappointment as I wanted a new phone for Christmas and I am a bit board of my lumia 925.
  • Danny Boy does not work at MS. We need a rumometer for him.
  • And I didn't imply he did. Neither did I site him as my only reference.
  • I know. I needed your comment as a placeholder.
  • Ok, I'll concede he didn't know about this one but MJ Foley is usually in the know. She also seems pretty sure there won't be any new flagship device released this year. But then again who knows?
  • This isn't a "Lumia" phone and it is for China only so Daniel isn't wrong.
  • How is this not a Lumia?
  • Because Microsoft doesn't use the name Lumia any longer. They are known as Microsoft Phones now.
  • And the strangest thing is that they are naming all their social pages et al Microsoft Lumia.
  • I'm sure you've seen the numbers. You and I want flagships and I strongly believe the brand desperately needs flagships, but flagships have not sold. They fall in the "other" section on the WP device use graphs. They are right to focus on low and mid, but they cant keep neglecting the flagship side forever.
  • More an upgrade of the 530..and yes its hideous
  • 640 perhaps
  • Probably 650 more than 640.
  • The design is quite mundane
  • At least it is not a massive departure from Nokia style. This I am wondering about. Even then this phone was probably around in the pipeline so we'll see.
  • From the looks of it: No clearblack screen, no pureview camera. Low end.
  • Lumia 1330?!
  • Another mid range as it has front camera n back camera with flash .. That's y instead of waiting for newer flagship I purchased Lumia 930
  • Not interested, I think this phone is a BS!
  • Look fake Windows doesn't have this logo
  • On screen buttons???
  • but Microsoft has that logo..
  • Noo please no more low end devices for now. Everybody's waiting for the new flagships to be released!
    I'm actually waiting for the 1020 successor.
  • WOAH WOAH WOAH DAT LOGO! I guess this is the first Microsoft Lumia device...
  • Lumia 535?
  • I just want dual sim capability (and a replacable battery) in my current 1520 please.  Dual sims in my Moto G made it easy to free myself from the outrageously expensive voice+data plans that a single slot forces you into. Plus more apps.  I wouldn't have bought the moto if the WP app selection was as good as it deserves to be.
  • ^THIS! I want to combine my work line and private line in one phone and will happily switch to whatever high end device allows that by mid next year.
  • Why is "Microsoft" in itallic?
  • You must be holding your tablet/laptop/phone at an angle. Try holding it straight.
  • Lol
  • I am referring to the smaller text on the top of the phone's display. Please check again. Appears itallic to me.
  • He's just playing.
  • It's written"MICROSOFT" not italic ..
    this time even wear your glasses too.. Lol.. N dont forget to hold your gadget straight...
  • As someone above has said....TRAGIC! First Microsoft Lumia and this is what they come up with?! I know they're going after the low end but enough already, where the hell is the hero/halo/flagship device? 920 2 year contract up in 2 weeks and nowhere for me to go :(
  • McLaren was it, MS had no plan B. That is the tragic part.
  • Why would they release a new flagship right now. There going to wait my guess would be for windows 10 launch.
  • Well, as we know they had planned to but the plan (McLaren) failed and they had no plan B.
  • I really don't see how 10 will help WP. I just don't. Sure, maybe some nifty features, but is that enough? Apple and Android could offer less, yet many would say, and particularly in Apple's case, be praised as an innovation.
  • It will help windows on phone out for the following reasons. 1. Instant market share boost. Unified OS unified market share. Just like they count android on PC and watches and tablet in the same market share they will also have to do the same for windows 10. 2. More market share more developers more apps. 3. Universal apps write it once for all screen size. 4. Microsoft dont have to win in the short term. This is a long term race. So in conclusion windows 10 will help windows on phone by leaps and bounds.
  • I think opinions are already made. WP phone could offer time travel (there is an app for that) and we still will be bottom feeders. Ultimately, no one will know until well after the release.
  • It will help about as much as 8.0, and 8.1 did.
  • I think it's the MICROSOFT LUMIA 535! Wait, are they gonna keep the numbering scheme?
  • smells like 835 for me... or perhaps 1230/1330...
  • This is 835. Remember the rumors of having different versions of 830 - with lower spec camera, etc. This is it.
  • Does low end smell like shit? I have a cold today and can't smell anything.
  • I understand that Microsoft wanna cater to Joe Blogs and provide him with low end phones but please don't forget about us Technology freaks that have stood by you through thick and thin. We love the next best thing, high performance and the wow factor. Is it so hard to make a flagship phone and a baby sister version of it?
  • Right now?
    No, Microsoft is still in transition.
    The branding?
    There is no word to describe it but "Moronic", given what has happened in the past in China the branding will be the biggest killer of sales. Plus the Microsoft branding on a phone is going to put of alot of people, you will be surprised how many mistake Certain Lumia models as Samsung phones and the latest 930 as an iphone. If they had 1/1 vision, that I could understand but with 20/20???
  • Yeah, like 1520, except a smaller size.
  • Lets just say I'm glad to have bought Lumia 830, likely the last great looking phone with Nokia branding
  • Pity the word Lumia is not on the phone at all. Oh well, I guess that makes sense. If the price is right, this should do well. Nice small bezels too.
  • Only other words will be the carrier
  • it will be 250 dollars. approx
  • as if "Galaxy" is on SamPhones.
  • Yes, as if, that's why I said I guess it makes sense. However, they could in principle have branded the whole line up as Lumia and just have MS logo or a very small print on the back. Simi