Microsoft introduces most affordable Lumia devices

January 19, 2015
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Microsoft has announced the Microsoft Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 smartphones, the most affordable Lumia devices to date. Offering the latest Windows Phone 8.1 capabilities at an incredible price, both Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 deliver smartphone experiences that help people do more on the go.

With many people looking to upgrade from a feature phone to a smartphone for the first time, Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 provide a balance of features and power, while also bringing Windows Phone 8.1 experiences to new price points.

Kenya is increasingly becoming a smart-phone market with over 60 percent of purchased devices being smart-phones. Lumia 435 is the first of the 400 series and the most affordable Lumia yet.

Lumia 532 is a quad-core smartphone that builds on the success of the Lumia 530. With a premium layered design, Glance Screen, front-facing camera and more memory than the Lumia 530. You can also switch effortlessly between voice and video calls with built-in Skype integration and a front-facing camera.

“When we launched the first Lumia devices over three years ago, we said we were committed to bringing devices to as many people and price points as possible,” said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for Phones at Microsoft.

“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.”

The devices, due to hit the market in February, come preinstalled with Microsoft Office and 30 GB of OneDrive cloud storage for your documents and photos.

Both devices will be available in bright green, bright orange, white and black, and will be available in single- and dual-SIM variants, with the latter SIM setup also coming equipped with Smart Dual SIM to easily manage calls and texts to either number in use.

It is expected the Lumia 435 will retail at Sh7,500 and Sh8,500 for the 532, all pre-tax.

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