How low can they go? Microsoft just unveiled a 15k Lumia smartphone

by Muyiwa Matuluko

Remember the Nokia 215? That ultra low-cost pseudo-smartphone Microsoft announced last week? It could browse the internet, connect to services like Facebook and Twitter (it can’t use WhatsApp though, bummer) and yet cost below 6k. If you thought that was an absolute steal, Microsoft just pulled another “miracle”. Well, two.

Meet the Lumia 435 and 532, Microsoft’s latest pair of Lumia smartphones – their cheapest yet.

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The Lumia 435 and 532 will cost $80 (~ N15,000) and $90 (~N17,000) at launch. For that price, you get a 4-icnh display device running Windows Phone 8.1 with dual-SIM functionality, 1560 mAh battery capacity, 1GB of RAM, 8GB memory and an external memory slot expandable for up to 128GB.

While the Lumia 532 runs on a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, the Lumia 435 uses a less powerful dual-core processor. There’s 5MP shooter on the 532 while the 435 comes with 2 MP. That’s about as different as they both get.

Both the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 will be available from next month, rolling out across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

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