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Microsoft Announces Affordable Lumia 435 and Lumia 532

After announcing the mid range Lumia 535 towards the end of 2014, Microsoft today announced their first Lumia phones for 2015. The new budget Windows Phone announced are Lumia 435 and Lumia 532. The Lumia 435 is the company’s first Windows Phone in the 400-series and most affordable Lumia yet and the Lumia 532, a powerful device with a premium layered design and Glance screen.

Both smartphones come with the latest Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia Denim Update, Microsoft’s Office suite, Outlook for email, seamless Skype integration and front-facing camera for Skype video calling, HERE location services, up to 30GB of free cloud storage on OneDrive, and access to thousands of apps in the Windows Phone store.

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The Lumia 435 comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor whereas the Lumia 532 has even more power with a quad-core processor. Both phones have a 1560 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of memory as well as the ability to house a micro-SD up to 128GB. The Lumia 435 has 2 MP FF, Lumia Camera and a Front facing VGA Camera.

Specifications of Lumia 435:

  • Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
  • Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+Free HERE Transit available in the Store
  • 4” WVGA LCD 800×480
  • 1560mAh battery
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor
  • 2 MP FF, Lumia Camera, VGA front camera
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal mass memory + up to 30GB free OneDrive, micro SD up to 128GB
  • Weight 131.85g

The Lumia 532 comes with 5MP fixed focus camera and a VGA front facing camera and both the devices sports the same 4 inch display.

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Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for phones at Microsoft said.

“With the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532, we’ve realized our goal of creating the most affordable Lumia devices to date, opening up the opportunity to reach those people who are buying a smartphone for the very first time. Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 deliver competitive hardware alongside innovative software that will continue to receive the very latest updates and enhancements, keeping users up-to-date with the best new features.”

The two new devices will be available in 3G single SIM and 3G Smart Dual SIM in these colors: bright green, bright orange, white and black.

Specifications of Lumia 532:

  • Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
  • Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+Free HERE Transit available in the Store
  • 4” WVGA LCD 800×480
  • 1560mAh battery
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor
  • 5 MP FF, Lumia Camera, VGA front camera
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal mass memory + up to 30GB free OneDrive, micro SD up to 128GB
  • Weight: 131.8g

Pricing and availability

The Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 will begin rolling out in February in select countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa. Pricing for the Lumia 435 is estimated to be 69 euros while the Lumia 532 will be around 79 euros. We expect the pricing of the two devices in the Rs 5000 to Rs 6000 range when it comes to India.

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Sowmia is the Content Manager for Techniqued and she curates articles for the blog. She is also actively involved in Techniqued’s YouTube channel where she creates videos of latest mobile phones which we review.

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