Every year smartphones start a trend, and this year’s is all-display or edge-to-edge display design. Starting with the Galaxy S8 duo earlier this year followed by the likes of Apple in the coming months. Something surprising has now popped up online of an ‘all screen’ smartphone manufactured in 2014. Microsoft‘s Lumia 435 Windows smartphone was supposed to launch with an all-screen design, but the idea was scrapped eventually. Also Read - Xbox Series X restock in India possible by early August, no news on Series SAlso Read - Xbox Game Pass: List of games coming to consoles in July, big games releasing next month
During its development, Microsoft had created prototypes for the Lumia 435, one of which was caught hold of by Windows Central. If you look at the supposed all screen Lumia 435 now the design might not seem striking enough. But for something like this to take birth in 2014 is surely a big deal. The Lumia 435 had almost no bezels on top and on the sides with a slightly thicker bottom bezel. The side bezels were 3mm thick, and the top bezel measured 4.4mm.
The front camera lens were placed on the bottom bezel, similar to the Mi MIX and Mi MIX 2. With no home button, the Lumia 435 housed three on-screen touch buttons for navigation. On the right side, there’s was a power key and the volume rocker. In terms of specifications, the Lumia 435 featured a 5-inch HD display with screen-to-body ratio of 79 percent, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 200 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 4GB of expandable storage. ALSO READ: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says he voted against Nokia acquisition in 2013
The rest of the features included a 1,800mAh battery, 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and on the software front, it ran on Windows Phone 8.1. Although the Lumia 435 sports decent features and specifications, we won’t be seeing a commercial launch. Microsoft recently confirmed the death of its Windows Phone. RELATED: Microsoft s Windows Phone is officially dead, and it s a good thing
In comparison, the Lumia 435 that was eventually launched came with a 4-inch display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. The smartphone also came with a 2-megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera, 1,560mAh battery, and ran on Windows Phone 8.1. ALSO READ: Microsoft Surface s death by 2019 is not a fact
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