Microsoft launches Lumia 535 budget Windows phone for Rs 9199

NEW DELHI: The Lumia 500 series of smartphones have always been aimed at budget conscious buyers. However with more and more Android budget smartphones coming with larger 5-inch displays, consumers were losing interest in Windows Phone devices. Microsoft aims to change that with the Lumia 535 - the company's first budget dual Sim smartphone with a 5-inch display and a 5MP front selfie camera. This is also the first smartphone to come with the Microsoft branding instead of Nokia.

The Lumia 535 features an all-plastic body and will come in bright attractive colours, now synonymous with Lumia phones. The 5-inch display has a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and uses Gorilla Glass 3 for sturdiness. It runs the latest Windows Phone 8.1 on a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor coupled with 1GB RAM. Other hardware specifications include 8GB storage, microSD slot for expansion (up to 128GB supported) and a 1900mAh battery. You also get the usual 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, GPS and proximity sensor.

The dual SIM device features a rear 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash that does 480p video recording and a wide-angle 5MP front camera for selfies.Users also get 15GB of free Onedrive cloud storage with the device along with apps like Skype, Office and Xbox.

Microsoft is bundling some special offers to make the device even more enticing. Vodafone users get 500MB free data for 2 months, vouchers worth Rs 6000 for use on the Jabong app, a complimentary 2 month subscription to Bo?xTV and Rs 1500 worth of e-books from Flipkart.

In addition, all Lumia users can upgrade to 1TB OneDrive space for Rs 799 per month or Office 365 Business Premium for Rs 2499 per year.

The phone will be available starting 28-Nov across all major offline and online stores.


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