Microsoft has launched another Windows Phone geared at the budget segment, the Lumia 540. The device's main selling point is the price, which the Redmond giant has mentioned will be under $150. For that amount, you get a 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 200 CPU, dual SIM connectivity 1GB RAM and 8GB storage along with an 8MP camera at the back.
The Lumia 540 is targeted at emerging markets, and will be available from early May in India, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. The phone will be offered in cyan, orange, white and black. Here's a full list of the features on offer with Microsoft's latest handset:
- Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
- Windows 10 ready
- 5-inch HD (1280 x 720, 16:9), 294 PPI
- 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 CPU
- 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, microSD up to 128 GB
- 8 MP auto focus camera with LED flash
- 5 MP wide-angle camera at the front
- 15 GB OneDrive cloud storage, additional 15 GB after activating auto-upload to OneDrive
- 2200 mAh removable battery
- Dimensions: 144 x 73.69 x 9.35 mm
- Weight: 152g
In terms of specs, the Lumia 540 is not too dissimilar from the Lumia 640, although the device loses out on features such as Glance screen. However, it comes with a 5MP shooter up front whereas the Lumia 640 has a 1MP offering. We'll have more details on the handset as we head closer to availability. Until then, what do you guys think of the handset?
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.