Last month, Microsoft announced that they would ditch the Nokia branding for its Lumia smartphones following their acquisition of the once monumental Finnish company. On Tuesday, Microsoft revealed their first Microsoft Lumia smartphone, the 535.
The Microsoft Lumia 535 is an entry level smartphone priced at 110 Euros (approximately Tk/-10,500) which features decent specifications with the classic Lumia design. Microsoft is calling the 535 their “5X5X5” smartphone as it features a 5 inch screen and 5 megapixel front and rear cameras with an LED flash on the back. The IPS LCD display is qHD and has a resolution of 540X960 pixels (220 ppi) and is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3.
The smartphone would first be initially available in Bangladesh, China and Hong Kong and then would gradually spread around the world.
The Lumia 535 is powered by a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 quad core processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of built in storage which is expandable via microSD card up to 128GB. The smartphone is running on Windows Phone 8.1 Denim.
Aside from the price and decent specifications, Microsoft hopes to draw in buyers with extras such as built in Skype and OneNote. Purchasing the device also nets you 15GB of OneDrive space.
The Microsoft Lumia 535 will come in a dual SIM as well as single SIM configurations. It will be sold in a variety of colours as well – Black, Bright Green, Bright Orange, Cyan, Dark Grey and White.
* UPDATE *
Microsoft Lumia Bangladesh has finally released the Lumia 535 in Bangladesh for Tk. 11,499/=