Lumia 535 Announced as Microsoft’s First non-Nokia Lumia Smartphone
Following a few teaser last week, Microsoft today has finally announced its first Lumia smartphone without Nokia branding. This device is called the Microsoft Lumia 535 which is an affordable smartphone priced at just Euros 110. It will go on sale in select markets later this month.
In terms of specifications, the Lumia 535 sports a 5-inch qHD resolution (960×540 pixels) display and it is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor which is backed by 1GB of RAM. Nothing too impressive about the product other than the fact that it is available for an affordable price.
Further, the smartphone has 8GB of internal storage memory and as all of it will not be available for actual usage, it can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card. There’s also 15 GB of free OneDrive storage, so you can use that if you don’t want to spend your money on a new storage card.
If you like taking good pictures from your smartphone this device won’t be the best option as it has a 5 megapixel rear camera with a flash, while on the front it has a secondary 5 megapixel wide-angle camera making it easier to capture selfies.
The Lumia 535 will be available in single-SIM and dual-SIM variants, it will support 3G connectivity as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. In regards to the software it will come pre-loaded with Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Denim update.