Affordable phones is what the market needs apparently. After Samsung announcing their cheap Z1, Microsoft has gone ahead and announced the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 smartphones. The Lumia 435 is in fact, Microsoft’s cheapest Windows Phone yet and it runs the latest Lumia Denim update that brings Windows Phone 8.1 features like Live Folders, Apps Corner, Cortana. The phone will go for a price of around 69 euros and brings in a decent hardware set like a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4-inch WVGA display, 2 meagpixel fixed focus camera, front-facing VGA camera, 1560mAh battery, 8GB internal memory with microSD card slot support, dual-SIM, and 30GB OneDrive storage when a user activates camera backup. The phone will be released in February in bright green, bright orange, white and black.
The 79 euro Lumia 532 bears similar specs to the Lumia 435 except for a change in the processor, which is a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualacomm Snapdragon 200 and rear-facing camera getting bumped to 5 megapixel. The Lumia 532 will also release sometime in February.