Microsoft has been determined to make its Lumia branded smartphones as affordable and as accessible as possible. To that end, the company has taken the wraps off a new pair of low-cost Windows 8.1 handsets destined for the emerging markets of Asia.
The Lumia 532, the first of the pair, starts off at around $94 U.S. dollars or 82 Euros. The specs are nothing to brag home about, but aren’t terrible either. A Quad Core Snapdragon 200 processor, a 4 ” WVGA screen, 1GB of RAM, 5 Megapixel Camera and 8 GB of storage round out this super budget entry device.
The Lumia 435 takes the low-cost model even further and includes the exact same specs, with the only differences being a Dual Core Snapdragon 200 processor and a 2 Megapixel Camera with a price of 69-70 euros or $82 dollars. Personally, I think the 532 is a much better buy, with the price difference of only 10 euros for the upgrade to a Quad Core processor.
Finally, whats the most interesting about these two devices is that they will both be running the Lumia Denim update, which besides being the most recent, includes some much needed camera enhancements. In terms of availability, the devices will begin shipping in February to Asia-Pacific, India, Middle East, Europe, and Africa.
Those who want to learn more about the new devices can head over here, to the Lumia page for more information.
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