While we are all happy with what see at CES, one of the less shinning stars at the venue is Microsoft. However, now that all the lights have turned off, Microsoft turned on the switch on itself. Like many at CES, Microsoft starts out the year with entry-level design. Aiming at a sub-$100 price range, say hello to the Microsoft Lumia 435 and Lumia 532, two of the most affordable Lumia yet.
Starts with the Lumia 435, the “first 400-series and most affordable Lumia yet.” Scratching the surface, we got a 4-inch WVGALCD display, with the resolution of 800×480 pixels. Underneath is a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 SoC, supported by 1GB of memory. Around back, we got a 2MP camera and a VGA selfie camera. You also have 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD slot) to store your contents. The phone is powered by 1560mAh battery.The phone is set at the price range of around $80.
Next stop, we got the Lumia 532, another $100 sub device. On top, we got the same 4-inch WVGA LCD display, with almost the same specification. A few differences are the quad-core Snapdragon 200 instead of the dual-core chip. We also have a 5MP main camera and a VGA front-facing camera. It also has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage. The phone is set to be sold at $93 before tax.
Both phones will come with Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Denim software, as well as Nokia’s Here suit. Microsoft also gives 30GB of cloud storage. Microsoft also offers both device with a dual-sims variant. Both phones are set to be launched in February in selected countries of Europes, Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Source: Lumia Conversations (1), (2)