Microsoft has unveiled couple of low cost smartphones dubbed Lumia 532 and Lumia 435. The latter is touted the firm’s most affordable Lumia handset launched till date. Microsoft has also announced the dual SIM variant of Lumia 532 and Lumia 435 and they will be made available depending on the region.

Talking of the Lumia 532, the smartphone features a 4 inch LCD display with a WVGA resolution of 480×800 pixels and it is stuffed with a 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor aided by 1 GB of RAM. There is 8 GB of native storage space that can be expanded externally by another 128 GB using a micro SD card. The Lumia 532 boasts of a 5 MP primary camera at its back with fixed focus and is supplemented with a front facing VGA snapper.

lumia 532

Other goodies onboard the Lumia 532 includes connectivity aspects such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS/aGPS. There is a 1,560 mAh battery operating within the handset and it is rated to be capable of rendering up to 12 hours of talk time to it.

The Lumia 435 also arrives with similar display, storage, connectivity and battery as the Lumia 532. The differences are that the cheapest Lumia smartphone comes with an identical Snapdragon 200 SoC, but it is a dual core processor. Otherwise, it flaunts a 2 MP main camera and a VGA secondary snapper up front for basic video conferencing.

lumia 435

On the software front, the Lumia 532 and Lumia 435 are based on Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update that will include Live Folders, Cortana and Apps Corner. Furthermore, Lumia Camera is preinstalled in these smartphones with Lumia Selfie app to click, edit and share selfies. Also, there are HERE location services including free international HERE Maps, HERE Drive+ and HERE Transit.

The Lumia 532 is priced at 79 Euros (approx. Rs 5,800) and the Lumia 435 is priced at 69 Euros (approx. Rs 5,100) respectively. These smartphones will be going on sale in select regions in Europe, IMEA and APAC starting from February. Like the other Lumia smartphones, the latest ones also come in different color options such as bright green, bright orange, white and black.

Key Specs

Model Microsoft Lumia 532 Microsoft Lumia 435
Display 4 inch, WVGA 4 inch, WVGA
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 200 1.2 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon 200
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB 8 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB
OS Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
Camera 5 MP/ VGA 2 MP/ VGA
Battery 1,560 mAh 1,560 mAh
Price 79 Euros (approx. Rs 5,800) 69 Euros (approx. Rs 5,100)