Microsoft launches budget-level Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 devices
Microsoft took the veils off three smartphones today namely the Lumia 435, Lumia 435 Dual SIM and the Lumia 532 Dual SIM. All three products run on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 operating system (with Lumia Denim update) which features Cortana and pre-installed Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), OneNote and Microsoft Outlook. The devices were targeted at the entry-level smartphone market which is rather occupied mostly by Chinese OEMs.
Firstly, the Microsoft Lumia 435 sports a 4″ TFT panel with 480 x 800 pixels of resolution. The device is powered by a dual-core CPU and a Snapdragon 200 chipset paired with 1GB of RAM. The handset supports up to 128GB memory cards via its microSD card slot and also features a 1560mAh battery.
There’s a 2-megapixel camera with 480p video recording as well as a VGA front-facing camera. However, the absence of a LED flash on the phone is too pronouncing for this current age in mobile phone technology.
The Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM is just a dual SIM version of the phone, measuring exactly the same 118.1 x 64.7 x 11.7 mm as the Lumia 435. Both models support GSM and 3G bands.
Microsoft Lumia 532 is a tad higher breed of the above devices. It also features a 4″ 480p display, 1GB of RAM and 8GB expandable native storage. The device has a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8212 Snapdragon 200 processor and features a 5MP/0.3MP camera duo without LED flash.
With the rising/unsteady trend of the dollar, Microsoft revealed prices of these devices in euros. Lumia 435 will be available at an SRP of €70 across several Europe, India, the Asia Pacific, Africa and Middle East markets by Febuary. The Lumia 532 is similarly priced €79 on arrival to the above mentioned regions next month.
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