Microsoft debuts a well-rounded Lumia 532 with sub-$100 price tag

Microsoft debuts a well-rounded Lumia 532 with sub-$100 price tag
The Lumia 532 that kept on leaking? It is official now, and is one of the most affordable phones with Microsoft's mobile operating system ever announced, bordering on the Asha line price tag, yet featuring all the bells and whistles of Windows Phone 8.1 with the Denim update.

For starters, the relatively chubby Lumia 532 sports a 4" 480x800 resolution display with 233ppi pixel density, which is decent for this kind of price tag and screen size. It's got a 5 MP fixed-focus shooter on the back with the Lumia Camera app that gives you a bunch of manual controls over your camera settings, too. 

Powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 200 at 1.2 GHz, the new 532 is equipped with 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of internal storage, plus a microSD slot for expansion, and 30 GB of OneDrive cloud storage to boot. All of that is backed up by a swappable 1560 mAh battery unit, which Microsoft says is good for 22 days of standby, 12 hours of talk time, 12 hours of Internet browsing, and 7 hours of video playback on a charge - all pretty decent numbers.

The price, you ask? The Lumia 532 will be released in Europe, APAC and IMEA next month, starting at just EUR 79 ($93) before subsidies, which is as rock bottom as you can get with these specs. In addition, there are various jolly color versions available, as we've come to expect from Microsoft's Lumia range, and swappable back covers. Check out the official promo video below, and tell us what you think about Microsoft's first efforts to break the $100 barrier downwards with its Lumia range.


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