The day that Microsoft to release its own smartphone device is finally here. The company has made the new Lumia 535 as official and instead of the usual Nokia brand being stamped on every Lumia device in the market, Microsoft has officially dropped the name and instead placed their own. Despite the absence of the Nokia branding, the device itself still has the charisma of a pure Nokia experience and that’s what Microsoft is trying to promote with the new affordable Lumia 535.
The Lumia 535 is an entry-level handset with what Microsoft calls its as high-five or 5x5x5 for such device with 5-inch display, 5 Megapixel main camera and a 5 Megapixel selfie camera plus a handful of Microsoft exclusive apps and services at a price that anyone could afford to have one. The handset will
When available, the Lumia 535 will be available in Single-SIM and Dual-SIM variants but it will only support 3G connectivity, LTE would have been a nice addition but Microsoft has keep things as simple as possible. The handset will boost Windows Phone 8.1 OS with Lumia Denim update right out of the box. With Windows Phone 8.1, Lumia 535 users will enjoy the full benefits of Windows Phone 8.1 including a unified Action Center, Live folders, Word Flow and Microsoft’s personal digital assistant Cortana (if available in your country).
One of the highlight but seems to be the least from the specs is the display, it’s a 5-inch IPS panel which is large for sure but with a rather lower qHD (960 x 540) resolutions. In order to get past through this minute drawback, Microsoft has improved other parts of the display with one of which is the enhanced sunlight readability and has included a Gorilla Glass 3 protective layer. There’s also a 5 Megapixel front facing camera right above the display, the front camera is centered towards users who loves to take selfies and ultimately provide a high-quality high-resolution video calls. The main camera on the back is also a 5 Megapixel shooter and comes with a number of available apps including the new Lumia selfie and Lumia camera app that takes advantage of the settings and different manual controls for the camera, control shooting modes and apply filters. These three features gave the moniker 5x5x5 by which is believed to be the best-selling point for the handset.
The powerhouse features a slightly older CPU which is a 1.2GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and is accompanied by 1 GB of RAM and an 8 GB of built-in storage. For users who may want to expand their storage space may do so as it comes compatible with up to 128 GB micro-SD cards. For cloud users, there is a 15 GB free storage on Microsoft OneDrive storage for all multimedia and document storage. With the large 5.0-inch display, the handset measures 140.2 x 72.4 x 8.8mm and weighs around 146 grams, this already includes the 1905 mAh battery for the handset.
For connectivity, It is compatible with HSPA+ and 3G network support. There’s also a number of additional connectivity features such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/gn, Bluetooth LE, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support.
The Lumia 535 will be available in a number of cheerful colors including: Cyan, Bright Green, Bright Orange, White, Dark Gray and Black. The handset will be available this month for both the Single-SIM and Dual-SIM variants with prices that’s yet to be announced but should be around 110 EUR before duties and taxes.
- Microsoft Lumia 535 leaked specs(gadgetslash.blogspot.com)
- Microsoft Lumia 535 officially announced, will be launched this month at an affordable price(phonearena.com)
- T-Mobile Welcomes Cortana and the Lumia 530 to the Device Lineup(newsroom.t-mobile.com)
- Microsoft launches $136 dual-SIM Lumia 535, first non-Nokia smartphone from the company coming this month(venturebeat.com)