It seems that the success of Lumia series of smartphones has left Microsoft desiring for more. It is for this reason that the launched two of their cheapest Lumia smartphones at the IFA being held in Germany. Run on the Windows mobile 8.1 OS, these smartphones are sure something to look out for.
Lumia 435 and Lumia 532
Lumia 435 is the cheapest Lumia device till date and it is expected to be priced at around $81. The second smartphone in this range, Lumia 532 will be priced at $93. Both smartphones will be rolled out to key markets in Europe.
To be launched in multiple color options, these Lumia phones will be available in bright orange, bright green, black and white. Both smartphones will be available in single and dual SIM variants.
The 3G Lumia 435 will have a 4-inch 800×480 LCD display along with a 1.2 GHz dual core chip. Supported by a 1GB RAM along with 8GB of internal storage, it should work fast. Additionally, the 2MP rear camera of this smartphone works well for photography enthusiasts. A good phone for those who desire to own a Lumia at a good price.
Similarly, the Lumia 532 is likely to have the same form and display factors. What makes it different from the Lumia 435 is that it will feature a quad core 1.2 GHz chip. The 5 megapixel rear camera will work well for those who like to engage in some photography.
In addition, Microsoft Office users will find both these phones useful because they will come pre-loaded with the software. In addition, the smartphone will offer users up to 30GB of free cloud storage on Microsoft One Device.
The drop in prices can be gauged from the fact that in October 2012, the cheapest Lumia 510 was priced around $199.