Microsoft has unveiled its first Windows Phone – the Lumia 535. This is the first smartphone that has done away with the Nokia brand.
We expected a little more of an impact with the first Windows Phone without Nokia to be honest. Aside from its attractive appearance, the Lumia 535 is definitely a lower end device.
It sports a 5 inch qHD (960×540) display and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. This is mated with 1GB of RAM and 8 GB worth of internal storage. In addition, the Lumia 535 has a 5 megapixel main rear camera complete with LED flash. On its front, it has a 5 megapixel wide angled shooter.
Users will be able to insert a microSD to expand the storage capacity and even change back panels to different colors including green, cyan, orange, black, and white. On top of that, the Lumia 535 comes pre-installed with Microsoft services and is powered by Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana.
Microsoft is releasing the device for sale this month in two variants – single SIM and dual SIM. It should cost about USD$135 (MYR452). The first market to receive the Lumia 535 is Asia followed by Russia and Middle East. Africa and Europe will follow later on.
Will you be getting this handset? Let us know in the comment section what you think about this effort by Microsoft.