Microsoft today added another pair of smartphones to its affordable Lumia lineup in the Lumia 435 and the Lumia 532. The duo are the cheapest Lumia smartphones to date, costing as little as $94, but they promise premium design and the latest Windows Phone 8.1 software.
“With the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532, we’ve realized our goal of creating the most affordable Lumia devices to date, opening up the opportunity to reach those people who are buying a smartphone for the very first time,” said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for phones at Microsoft.
“Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 deliver competitive hardware alongside innovative software that will continue to receive the very latest updates and enhancements, keeping users up-to-date with the best new features.”
Both devices are similar in terms of specifications; you’ll find a 5-inch WVGA display, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of expandable storage in both. However, the Lumia 532 has a quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor while the Lumia 435 has the dual-core version of the same chip.
The Lumia 532 also has a 5-megapixel camera while the Lumia 432 has a 2-megapixel camera. Both devices run Windows Phone 8.1 with the Denim Update, and come with up to 30GB of free OneDrive storage.
With the specifications being so similar, it’s only right the price tags are, too. The Lumia 435 is priced at just €69 (approx. $80) in Europe, while the slightly better Lumia 532 is €10 more at €79 (approx. $94). Microsoft notes that those prices will alter slightly, however, depending on market and operator.
Both the Lumia 435 and the Lumia 532 will be available next month in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East in a dazzling orange, bright green, black, and white.