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Updated Microsoft Lumia 635 to come with 1GB of RAM

Microsoft is apparently working on an updated version of the Lumia 635 that comes with 1 GB RAM. The updated handset is said to be unveiled next week at MWC 2015.

Microsoft is gearing up to launch an updated version of the Lumia 635 that features 1GB of RAM. Multiple ROMs for the upcoming smartphone have been spotted on Microsoft servers used by carriers such as Telekom, SFT, Movistar, TIM, or Wind. Given that the ROMs surfaced on official Microsoft servers, we're pretty sure that this is a real device. The original version of the Lumia 635 was launched back in June 2014 and features just 512MB of RAM.

331 of the apps available for Windows smartphones will not open on handsets with less than 1GB of RAM. Although this isn't a large number of apps (just 0.24 percent out of all the mobile apps in the Windows store), and most of the popular apps run fine with just 512MB of RAM, the updated Lumia 635 will make it possible for users to run performance-intensive games such as Halo: Spartan Assault, FIFA 13, Mass Effect: Infiltrator, Monopoly, The Amazing Spider-Man, Cracking Sands, Gerbil Physics, Tiger Woods 12, Rocket Riot and The Sims 3.

Aside from doubling the amount of RAM, the Redmond based tech giant is expected to maintain the rest of the hardware available on the original Lumia 635. The specs include a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 854 by 480 pixels, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor from Qualcomm (1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, Adreno 305 GPU), 8GB of integrated storage space, a microSD reader that can work with cards of up to 128GB in size, a 5MP primary camera, no front-facing camera at all, and a 1830 mAh battery.

Microsoft is expected to officially unveil the updated Lumia 635 on March 2nd at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.


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Mihai Andrici, 2015-02-23 (Update: 2015-02-23)