Microsoft launches Lumia 535, its first smartphone without Nokia name
If you have been following the Microsoft’s Nokia accusation and the released Nokia Windows Phone thereafter, you should have expected this coming. Finally Microsoft has officially dumped the Nokia brand name and has launched its first smartphone dubbed the Lumia 535. Microsoft did not wish to come out with a flagship phone rather stuck with the tested Lumia model with Lumia 535 targeted at the low-end smartphone market.
Microsoft Lumia 535 scheduled to launch later this month in single and dual SIM variants, will begin at a price tag of €110 (around $135) and will feature a 5-inch IPS display with 960 x 540 pixel resolution. The smartphone will come packed in with 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of built-in memory (microSD slot) and a pair of 5MP cameras on the front and the back. Featuring a durable Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen with enhanced sunlight readability, the 146 grams smartphone will come with 1,905mAh battery.
Wrapped in Lumia style colorful and removable shells (which we are so found of), the Microsoft Lumia 535 will only be made available in India, China, Hong Kong and Bangladesh and other Asian countries to begin with and will launch in Europe including UK in the future. There’s no plan for an US launch anytime soon.