Lumia 540 Dual SIM is Microsoft’s Latest Budget Windows Phone

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
  • Design:
    • Thickness: 9.35mm
    • Weight: 152g
  • Display:
    • 5” with 720p resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 1 GB
    • Internal: 8 GB
    • Card slot: microSD up to 128 GB
  • Camera:
    • 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

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