Microsoft today launched a couple of low end Lumia devices in another attempt to gain more market share in emerging markets.
The Lumia 435 (first Lumia 400 series device) and the Lumia 532.
And according to Jo Harlow, vice president of phones, Microsoft had to say about this latest additions...
“With the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532, we’ve realized our goal of creating the most affordable Lumia devices to date, opening up the opportunity to reach those people who are buying a smartphone for the very first time. Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 deliver competitive hardware alongside innovative software that will continue to receive the very latest updates and enhancements, keeping users up-to-date with the best new features.”
Both the Lumia 435 and 532 will be available in bright green, orange, white and black. They will come in single SIM and Dual SIM variants.
Both smartphones come with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, the Lumia Denim Update, Microsoft’s Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote), Outlook for email, seamless Skype integration and front-facing camera for Skype video calling, HERE location services, up to 30GB of free cloud storage on OneDrive, and access to thousands of apps in the Windows Phone store.
The Lumia 435 will be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor.
But the Lumia 532 has even more power with a quad-core processor.
What they both have in common are a 1560 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of memory as well as the ability to house a micro-SD up to 128GB.
The Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 will begin rolling out in February in select countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa. Pricing for the Lumia 435 is estimated to be 69 euros while the Lumia 532 will be around 79 euros. Please keep in mind that pricing will vary by market and operator.
You can read more about them on Lumia Conversations