Microsoft has launched its latest entry-level smartphone in South Africa. Aimed at the mass market, the Windows Phone-powered Lumia 535 will cost from a recommended retail price of R1 699, the company said on Tuesday.
It will be available in single-Sim and dual-Sim versions, though don’t expect to get the latter from South Africa’s two big mobile operators, which are allergic to dual-Sim phones.
The phone has a 5-inch qHD (960×540-pixel) display and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
Like other Windows Phone devices, it runs popular Microsoft software, including Office and Skype.
Microsoft is also bundling 15GB of free OneDrive cloud storage with the Lumia 535.
It runs the latest Windows 8.1 version and comes with the Lumia Denim update.
Other bundled services include Here Maps and Here Drive.
The phone has a 1,2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 8GB of storage space (expandable by up to 128GB via a microSD card) and a 1 905mAh battery. — (c) 2015 NewsCentral Media