Microsoft has today introduced two new Lumia smartphones, the Lumia 435 and the Lumia 532. Being dubbed as the most affordable phones to date, the first 400 series Lumia will go on sale for 69 euros ($81) only while the latter will be available for 79 euros ($93) before taxes and subsidies.
“When we launched the first Lumia devices over three years ago, we said we were committed to bringing devices to as many people and price points as possible,” said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for Phones at Microsoft. “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.”
The duo comes with Lumia Denim firmware and runs Windows Phone 8.1 Update out-of-the-box. With all essential apps and services such as Microsoft Office, Cortana, Skype, OneDrive and other proprietary Camera apps, the Lumia 435 features 4-inch WVGA display with 800 x 480 resolution at 233 ppi, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 dual-core processor, 1GB of main memory, 8GB of internal storage with expandable microSD option up to 128GB, and a 1560 mAh battery.
The Lumia 532 is almost identical to the Lumia 435 except being a little extra powerful, thanks to 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor. In addition, the 532 has a 5MP rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera whereas the 435 comes with a 2MP rear and a VGA front-facing sensor.
Despite being the most affordable Lumia devices yet, the two integrate all modern inevitable sensors such as Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth, but lack LTE capabilities.
Both devices will be available in bright green, bright orange, white and black, and will be available in single and dual-SIM variants in select markets of in Europe, APAC and IMEA next month.