Earlier today we caught a glimpse of the results of Microsoft’s collaboration with Qualcomm’s reference design program in the shape of the Proline SP4, however it seems we were destined to see more of the Windows Phone OS today. Microsoft has just outed the newest members of the Lumia smartphone family in the form of the Lumia 532 and the Lumia 435.
Both phones will have single and dual SIM configurations however as to which versions will arrive in South Africa is still up in the air as the only network that offers dual SIM phones from Microsoft is Cell C which offers the Lumia 530 in dual SIM configuration.
The Lumia 532 is a spec bumped version of the budget Lumia 530 smartphone doubling the RAM of its predecessor from 512MB to 1GB and the built-in storage from 4GB to 8GB. It retains the quad core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, 4 inch 480×800 pixel display and 5 megapixel rear camera while also adding a VGA front facing camera to the mix. Battery life should also see a small increase with the battery increasing in capacity from 1 430mAh to 1 560mAh.
The Lumia 435 on the other hand is the new entry level Lumia smartphone, taking over the reigns from the Lumia 530. The Lumia 435 has the same 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM and 4 inch 480×800 resolution display as its Lumia 532 sibling but drops two cores from the Snapdragon 200 processor with the same 1.2GHz clock speed. The camera also sees a significant drop in quality, while the front facing camera remains, the rear camera offers just 2 megapixels of resolution.
Pricing in Europe is estimated at €69 (R935) and €79 (R1 070) respectively for the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 with South African pricing and planned availability of the two phones still not confirmed as of yet.
[Source and images – Microsoft]