New Delhi: Lumia fans have a lot to rejoice as Microsoft is finally launching its first non-Nokia Lumia phone in India on Wednesday.
Microsoft has sent out a press invitation for the event with a mention of ‘Power of five’ and ‘Five days to the magic of triple 5’, a rather clear indication of the Lumia 535’s 5-inch screen, 5MP camera and a 5MP front-camera.
Earlier, Microsoft Mobile was said to have imported about 600 unit dummies of the Lumia 535 into the country.
Lumia 535 is Microsoft’s first Lumia device without the iconic brand name of Nokia and it is aimed at the emerging market for affordable smartphones.
Featuring the Microsoft logo, the Lumia 535 has a 5-inch display, 1.2GHz quadcore processor and 1GB RAM. Along with 8 GB internal storage and 15 GB of free OneDrive storage, the device supports expansion up to 128 GB through microSD cards.
It has a 5 MP front and 5 MP rear camera and 1,905 mAh battery.
“The Lumia 535 3G Single SIM and Lumia 535 3G Dual SIM will be available in selected markets in November. Pricing for Lumia 535 and Lumia 535 Dual SIM will vary by market and operator, but is estimated to be around EUR 110 before taxes and subsidies,” Microsoft said on its blog.
Both the devices will come loaded with Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and the Lumia Denim update right out of the box, it added.
The company said the phone would first be available in countries like China, Hong Kong and Bangladesh this month followed by other countries.