If reports are to be believed, Microsoft is readying itself to launch its new entry level Windows Phone handset - the Lumia 535. The successor of Lumia 530 is set to take stage in India on a November 26 event, which will be held simultaneously in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai.
While Microsoft is tight lipped on sharing any details when it comes to price and availability of the most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device ever, at the same time; GizBot has received a hot tip from a source who chooses to remain anonymous.
Yes, we have got hold of the price and release date of Microsoft Lumia 535, and as per our source the affordable Windows phone will be made available around December 1, at a price of approximately Rs. 8,990.
Furthermore, we've also been informed that the Redmond based tech giant has already started taking preorders on the Lumia 535 offline. In fact, the handset maker has started taking preorders starting from November 25 and it will continue till November 30, 2014.
Following the same, the handset will be available on retail by December 1 across all Nokia priority stores in India. Moreover, our tipster has also informed that Microsoft will offer a "lucky draw scheme," through which consumers will stand a chance of winning the brand new Lumia 535.
However, to participate in a lucky draw scheme, consumers would need to preorder the device. The lucky draw scheme is there for limited time only. Furthermore, the Lumia 535 would come bundled with 512MB of free 3G data per month for 2 months for Vodafone customers.
Microsoft Lumia 535 - Highlighted Specifications
The Lumia 535 offers some nice improvements over the original Lumia 530. The Lumia 535 is a dual-SIM Windows Phone device and carries a Microsoft logo instead of Nokia on the topfront and middle of the back. It features a 5inch qHD display (960 x 540); quadcore Snapdragon 200 CPU; 1GB of RAM; 8GB of native storage; microSD support ( up to 128GB); 5MP rear camera; 5MP front shooter; Windows Phone 8.1 with Denim update and 1,905mAh battery.
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