Microsoft Lumia 435, 532: cheapest Windows smartphones announced

Microsoft announced two new smartphones on 14 January 2015: the Microsoft Lumia 435, and Lumia 532.

These are set to be the Redmond company’s “most affordable Lumia devices to date,” Microsoft said.

Both devices will run on Windows Phone 8.1 and include all the features users have come to expect from a smartphone, the company added.

“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 Microsoft.

The two devices will begin rolling out in key markets in Europe, Asia-Pacific, India, the Middle East, and Africa during February 2015.

Both the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 will be available in green, orange, white, and black, and will be available in single and dual-SIM variants.

Pricing will vary by market and operator, but Microsoft said it is estimated to be around €69 euros before taxes and subsidies for the Lumia 435, and around €79 euros before taxes and subsidies for the Lumia 532.

The key specifications for the two devices are summarised in the table below.

Specifications Microsoft Lumia 435 Microsoft Lumia 532
Weight 131.85g 131.8g
Operating system Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone 8.1
Display 4″ WVGA (480×800) 4″ WVGA (480×800)
Rear camera 2MP 5MP
Front camera 0.3MP 0.3MP
Storage, internal 8GB 8GB
Storage, expandable microSD microSD
RAM 1GB 1GB
Processor 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200
Battery 1,560mAh 1,560mAh

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