Microsoft has announced a new budget smartphone for the developing markets. The new Lumia 540 Dual-SIM is the successor to the budget Lumia 530 and offers several high-end features at an attractive price.
The front of the phone adorns a 5″ display with an impressive-for-price 720p resolution. Above it is a 5 megapixel wide-angle lens selfie-shooter. The phone supports Dual SIM connectivity and is available in 5 colours, but is not the most svelte at 9.35 mm thick.
Under the hood, you get a 1.2 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage. The back sports an 8 megapixel camera with 480p video (that’s right) and LED Flash. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G.
Arguably the most alluring aspect is the OS side. The phone runs on Windows Phone 8.1, which will be upgraded to Windows 10. As a part of the deal, you get the complete Office Suite and 15 GB worth OneDrive storage.
The Lumia 540 Dual SIM will be available for a very tempting $149. It will be available this May.
Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM Specifications:
- CPU: 1.2 Ghz quad-core Cortex-A7
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
- OS: Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
- Supported Networks: 2G, 3G
- Thickness: 9.35mm
- Weight: 152g
- 5” with 720p resolution
- RAM: 1 GB
- Internal: 8 GB
- Card slot: microSD up to 128 GB
- Primary: 8 megapixel with LED Flash and 480p video
- Secondary: 5 megapixel
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi
- Battery: 2,200 mAh
- Price: $149