Microsoft Lumia 540 Announced With 5-inch HD Display and 8MP Camera, India Launch Expected in May

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Microsoft didn't announce its new flagship device this year at Mobile World Congress (MWC), but instead they unraveled the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL.

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Microsoft Lumia 540 Announced With 5-inch HD Display and 8MP Camera

After launching the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL last month, Microsoft today unleashed an entry-level Windows phone: the Lumia 540. The dual-SIM handset is priced at $149 (approximately Rs. 9,387), and will be made available in India by May.

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The Lumia 540 is the newest affordable Windows phone from Microsoft, running Windows 8.1 on a 5-inch 1280 x 720 display. Powering the Lumia 540 is a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor along with 1GB of RAM and a 2200mAh battery. When it comes to storage, you've got 8GB of space along with a microSD slot that'll accept cards up to 128GB in size.

Microsoft Lumia 540 Announced With 5-inch HD Display and 8MP Camera

On the camera front, it sports an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing shooter. Connectivity options include dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G support.

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Aesthetically, it looks almost same as any other handset in the company's Lumia series. The phone faces tough competition from Xiaomi's Redmi 2, which features an updated processor, coupled with enhanced specifications.

Microsoft Lumia 540 Announced With 5-inch HD Display and 8MP Camera

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