Jan 26

Microsoft to Release Affordable Windows Phones

For people who prefer Windows over Android smartphones but are waiting for more affordable phone models, the wait is finally over. Microsoft publicly announced on January 14 that they will be releasing two new smartphone models that are more affordable compared to the current flagship Microsoft phones.


The aim of releasing these budget Windows phones is to make the Windows operating system even more popular to European, African, Middle Eastern and Asian users, bringing Windows phones to different people in various price points. The handsets, which are both part of the Lumia line, was made by Nokia, the Finnish brand that was acquired by Microsoft in 2014.

The two budget Windows phones, named Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 are considered two of the most affordable Windows phone to be introduced to the market. The two phones come with the latest Windows operating system, which is the Windows Phone 8.1 OS. Other features include the Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Outlook for emails and even Skype. The two phone’s free cloud storage can reach to up to 30GB.


Lumia 435, the more affordable of the two, comes in a four-inch Windows display and a 2-megapixel front camera. Meanwhile, Lumia 532 has the same four-inch display but is armed with a better camera and faster network access. The 532 may also include the dual SIM feature.

The decision to release cheaper Windows smartphones comes from Google, the competitor’s announcement last year to sell smartphones for less than $100 to boost the sales and popularity of Android phones.


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