The Microsoft Lumia 535 was announced today, an affordable windows phone with the same front facing camera as the Lumia 730.
The Lumia 535 is the first smartphone to drop the ‘Nokia’ brand in favour of Microsoft’s branding. From here on now, expect to see the Microsoft logo at the front of all Lumia phones, with the windows phone logo start key, and both the windows logo and Microsoft logo at the back of the phone. Excessive branding, in my opinion, but we all knew it was coming along.
The Microsoft Lumia 535 features a 5 inch 960×540 pixels IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3, a 1.2Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory with a microSD card slot, 5 megapixel rear camera (f/2.4 aperture, 28mm lens, LED flash), wide angle 5 megapixel front facing camera (24mm lens, f/2.4 aperture), Dual-SIM (and single SIM too), 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS, an FM Radio, and a 1905 mAh battery, all powering Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim.
Going on sale for about €110 (approx $135) in Russia, India, China and other parts of Asia first, before coming to Europe later.
Available (interchangeable back panel) colors will include green, cyan, orange, black and white. Microsoft will also be selling flip covers in matching shades.