Microsoft debuted two new Lumia handsets today, both affordable models priced below $100. In spite of not launching anything at CES 2015, MS seems to have a few products ready to come up these days. The newcomers are the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 with pretty similar designs.
The Lumia 435 actually inaugurates the Lumia 4xx series and it’s the most affordable smartphone from Microsoft yet. It’s priced at $81 before taxes and packs a dual core Snapdragon 200 processor, clocked at 1.2 GHz, plus 1 GB of RAM and a 4 inch LCD screen with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution. There’s a 2 MP main back camera, without flash and with fixed focus, plus a VGA selfie cam.
Other specs include 8 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and a 1560 mAh battery. The case is colourful and the device will have single SIM and dual SIM versions. The OS here is Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update and the product comes bundled with 30 GB of OneDrive storage, as well as free global navigation with HERE Maps and HERE Transit. Meanwhile, the Lumia 532 offers exactly the same specs, but also a 5 megapixel fixed focus camera as an upgrade.
It keeps the Snapdragon 200 CPU, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB storage, microSD and 1560 mAh battery, as well as the 4 inch screen. The price for this one is $93 before taxes and both units will come to Europe and Asia next month.