Today, Microsoft announces the intuitive and affordable Lumia 435–our first 400-series and most affordable Lumia yet–and the Lumia 532, a powerful device with a premium layered design and Glance screen.
“When we launched the first Lumia devices over three years ago, we said we were committed to bringing devices to as many people and price points as possible,” said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for phones at Microsoft.
“With the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532, we’ve realized our goal of creating the most affordable Lumia devices to date, opening up the opportunity to reach those people who are buying a smartphone for the very first time. Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 deliver competitive hardware alongside innovative software that will continue to receive the very latest updates and enhancements, keeping users up-to-date with the best new features.”
Accomplish more on the go
Both smartphones come with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, the Lumia Denim Update, Microsoft’s Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote), Outlook for email, seamless Skype integration and front-facing camera for Skype video calling, HERE location services, up to 30GB of free cloud storage on OneDrive, and access to thousands of apps in the Windows Phone store.
Both phones also have outstanding hardware and battery performance. The Lumia 435 comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor whereas the Lumia 532 has even more power with a quad-core processor. Both phones have a 1560 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of memory as well as the ability to house a micro-SD up to 128GB.
And when you want to capture photos quickly, the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 come with Lumia Camera right out of the box.
Colors and accessories
The two new devices will be available in 3G single SIM and 3G Smart Dual SIM in these colors: bright green, bright orange, white and black.
Once you get one of the new smartphones, have a look at the new colorful Comfort Headset and Bang by Coloud speakers. They’re ideal accompaniments and will augment your listening experience. In addition, a matching protective flip cover with card holder will be available for the Lumia 532.
And if you want to change the color of your Lumia 435 or Lumia 532, just get a new back shell (available in orange, green and white) and you’re done!
Pricing and availability
The Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 will begin rolling out in February in select countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa. Pricing for the Lumia 435 is estimated to be 69 euros while the Lumia 532 will be around 79 euros. Please keep in mind that pricing will vary by market and operator.
Now tell us: What excites you most about these phones?