Microsoft has just announced the Lumia 535 smartphone and its dual SIM variant under the Microsoft Lumia brand. The smartphone is based on Windows Phone 8.1 operating system with the latest Lumia Denim update. Priced at $135 (approx. Rs 8,400), the Lumia 535 and Lumia 535 Dual SIM will be hitting the retail shelves starting from the end of this month. Also, the dual SIM variant has been listed as ‘Coming Soon’ on the official India website tipping imminent availability.
The Lumia 535 boasts of a 5 inch IPS display that carries a qHD screen resolution of 960×540 pixels. The screen is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 making it scratch resistant. Powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, the device incorporates 1 GB of RAM that is moderate. There is 8 GB of native storage capacity that can be extended externally by another 128 GB with the help of a micro SD card.
While the device has a 5 MP primary snapper at its back with LED flash, 28 mm lens and f/2.4 aperture, the Lumia 535 retains the same 5 MP selfie snapper as in the Lumia 730. The front facer comes with f/2.4 aperture and 24 mm lens and it also would be a seflie centered one undoubtedly. Weighing 146 grams, the smartphone is pretty thin at 8.8 mm that is almost close to that of the Lumia 830 carrying the credit of being the thinnest (8.5 mm) Lumia phone launched ever.
The other aspects of the Lumia 535 include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS/aGPS and a 1,905 mAh battery. The handset includes Microsoft Office, Skype, OneNote, Cortana and 15 GB of OneDrive storage space and it is pre-loaded with Subway Surfers game, Instagram and more. Furthermore, Microsoft has also announced a flip cover for the Lumia 535.
Like the other Lumia smartphones, this one also comes in six vibrant color options including cyan, bright orange, bright green, white, black and dark grey color options. As mentioned above, it will be hitting the retail shelves in China, Hong Kong and Bangladesh by the end of this month with other markets to follow soon.
|Microsoft Lumia 535
|5 inch qHD
|1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 200
|8 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB
|Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
|5 MP/ 5 MP