Microsoft’s first self-branded smartphone, Microsoft Lumia 535 has been launched in Pakistan. Lumia 535 is a low-end smartphone which features dual-SIM and 3G connectivity. Having been announced in November this year, the phone was officially launched in Pakistan this Thursday.
Specifications of Microsoft Lumia 535
The major Microsoft Lumia 535 specifications are:
- Display: 5.0-inch qHD display; 540 x 960 pixels (220 ppi appx.)
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
- CPU: 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7
- GPU: Adreno 302
- Memory: 1 GB RAM; 8 GB ROM; microSD card support (up to 128 GB)
- Cameras: 5 MP primary, LED Flash, 480p video; 5 MP secondary
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Hotspot; Bluetooth v4, A2DP, LE; microUSB v2, GPS
- Network: 2G/3G micro-SIM; Dual-standby
- Battery: 1,905 mAh; User-replaceable
- Size: 140.2 x 72.4 x 8.8 mm; Weight: 146 grams
Software & Hardware Features
Microsoft Lumia 535, as mentioned earlier, is a low-end device with decent specification for a regular smartphone user. The phone’s simplistic, polycarbonate body is reminiscent of older Nokia Lumia 600 series phones. The 5 MP primary camera just might be enough for still photo capturing, but a wide-angle front-facing camera is ideal for video calls and selfie-lovers.
Microsoft Lumia 535 comes equipped with the latest Lumia Denim update of Windows Phone 8.1. Lumia Denim, being a Camera-focused update, improves the speed and image capturing algorithms of the devices’ camera(s). 15 GB of free OneDrive cloud storage is also provided with every device purchase. Skype, Office suite, and Outlook also come pre-installed with the phone.
“Many people, especially the younger tech-involved audiences, aspire to own the latest flagship smartphone, but often don’t have the means to get it,” remarked Kamran Masood Niazi, Communications Manager, Microsoft Devices Pakistan. “With access to the best services right out of the box, including the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update, Lumia Denim, Lumia 535 Dual SIM helps people do more of what they want, for less,” he added.
Price & Availability
Microsoft Lumia 535 is available in Orange, Green, White, Cyan, and Black color options. The price of the smartphone has been set at Rs. 14,250. It will be made available throughout the country via brick-and-mortar, and online retailers in the upcoming weeks.