Exclusive: Microsoft to release Lumia 535 in India by third week of November

With the official announcement happening soon, Microsoft is having a hard time to keep the first-ever Lumia smartphone under tight wraps.

As the date approaches, we've already seen the rumors related to the Lumia 535 and while much is still uncertain, we have now starting to get a crystal clear picture as the release date draws near.

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Exclusive: Microsoft to release Lumia 535 in India Soon

Today, GizBot has received a tip on the upcoming Lumia 535 - Microsoft's first Nokia-less smartphone, six months after closing its acquisition of Nokia's device business.

A reliable inside source within the Microsoft has informed us that the much-hyped Lumia 535 will come with a 5-inch qHD screen (960 x 540). The phone will be significantly bigger than the Lumia 530 - the company's most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 running smartphone in India.

We also got to know that the device will be stuffed with a quad-core processor, paired with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of ROM and a microSD slot. The unit will also support dual-SIM capability.

Meanwhile capacity of a battery is not known currently. As for cameras, it may possibly feature mediocre imaging optics, although exact details haven't been out yet.

According to our source, the key retail channel partners in India would start getting stocks anywhere between November 17 and 19, this year. This could mean that India would be among the first wave of countries to get the Microsoft Lumia 535.

Further, we also got to know that the mid-end phone would be priced at Rs. 11,000, while the best price for the Lumia 535 could be lower.

Microsoft is preparing to unveil its first ever branded smartphone (minus Nokia) on November 11. A teaser from the company hints that it will be a low-end Windows phone.

As always, take these rumors with a grain of salt for now. We'll keep you updated about the Lumia 535 as it becomes available.

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