Well, the wait is finally over as Microsoft officially launched the Lumia 535 just moments ago. The low-end Windows Phone isn't different from the Nokia devices that launched previously, but it's the first handset to sport "Microsoft Lumia" branding. From now on, all future Lumia devices will launch with Microsoft branding.
Design wise, the Lumia 535 is very similar to its predecessor with a few exceptions. Specifications might be low on the Lumia 535, but the company has made some notable changes to make the experience top notch.
Rumors about the device's large display have been rampart these last few days and it seems like they were partially right. The smartphone comes with a 5-inch qHD screen (Gorilla Glass 3, scratch resistant glass) with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. While the screen resolution seems dated in 2014, however, one should not ignore the phone's retail price.
Microsoft also equipped the phone with some pretty great cameras to go along with the mediocre display. The Lumia 535 features 5-megapixel front and rear-facing camera, with an LED Flash. There are also quite a number of features and apps available that allow you to make better use of the camera, especially if you plan on taking a lot of selfies with it.
The budget device is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor (Snapdragon 200), paired with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of native storage and a microSD card slot (up to 128GB). Also, add additional 15 GB free OneDrive storage to store all your photos or documents
The Lumia runs on Windows Phone 8.1 out-of-the box. Being a product from Microsoft, you get to see the company's core software services, including MS office, Skype, OneDrive, Cortana, and OneNote preloaded on the device.
The Microsoft Lumia 535 also features a pretty beefy 1905 mAh battery. Other specs and features include exchangeable back covers, Micro SIM, Dual-SIM/Single SIM, USB 2.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, 3G/2G and more.
The Lumia 535 will launch this November in multiple colors. The device will cost 110 euro or $130 or Rs. 7,930 (taxes not included), but we're not sure if that will be the actual price in India as it was not announced yet. The handset will go on sale this month in a number of Asian countries, including China, Hong Kong and Bangladesh.
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