Microsoft launches the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532

In a recent announcement on their blog, Microsoft Devices has unveiled two new low-cost Lumia devices namely Lumia 435 and Lumia 532. Both the new Lumia devices, Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 are no beasts with only 4-inch WVGA LCD displays and 1560 mAh batteries. They’re good entry level smartphones especially for people purchasing a smartphone for the first-time.

Jo Harlow, Corporate VP for phones at Microsoft said:

When we launched the first Lumia devices over three years ago, we said we were committed to bringing devices to as many people and price points as possible. With the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532, we’ve realized our goal of creating the most affordable Lumia devices to date, opening up the opportunity to reach those people who are buying a smartphone for the very first time.

Microsoft Lumia 435

Microsoft launches the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532

Lumia 435 is now the most-affordable Lumia yet with a price tag of only 69 EUR (~8,200 PKR) before taxes and subsidies.

Under the hood, it has a 1.2Ghz Dual-core Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM. Internal memory on the device is 8GB which can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card. You also get up to 30GB of cloud storage on Microsoft’s very own OneDrive. It has both back and a front-cam but they aren’t exactly top-notch and that is something you should expect from a low-budget device. Main camera on the device is a 2MP fixed focus shooter while you have a VGA front camera for Skype calls or selfies.

Microsoft Lumia 532

Microsoft launches the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532

Lumia 532 is also another affordable Lumia device that sets you back by only 79 EUR (~9,400 PKR) before taxes and subsidies.

Hardware at the core of the Lumia 532 is little better than it’s counterpart. It has a 1.2Ghz Quad-core Snapdragon process with the same 1GB RAM. It also has the similar 8GB internal storage with a microSD expansion slot and up to 30GB of free OneDrive cloud storage. An improved fixed focus 5MP main camera but the same VGA front-cam for video calls.

Colors & Availability

The Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 will start rolling out sometime in February only in selected countries of Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. They’ll be available in Single and Dual SIM variants with bright green, bright orange, white and black colors.

Did the devices seem a bit familiar? Yes, by the looks of it their design aspirations come from the Nokia Asha and the discontinued Nokia X family of devices. What more do you think the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532, let us know in the comments below.

via: Lumia Conversations


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