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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8 Comments

1. vvikkram

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

ms have only 1 year for hard work. in 2016 NOKIA will rise again with android phones thats why they r launching cheap wp very queckly...... for gaining market share but peoples prefer to buy nokia branding wp it not matter cheap or hi range.

4. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

U wot m8?

2. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

This is an interesting entry-level phone, with good specs for the price: the SoC, RAM and rear camera are similar to Motorola's Moto E which sells for an additional 20€, it sports more internal storage (8Gb vs 4Gb for the Moto E) and, albeit minimal, a front-facing camera. That's pretty good. However, the Moto E has a slightly better screen (4.3 inches at 540x960 pixels), but its strongest point for its price (99€) is the fact that it has a Gorilla Glass 3 screen, which this Lumia probably doesn't have. The screen is probably where Microsoft cut corners, so I'm waiting to see how it looks in the real world.

3. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

problem with windows phones is not specs but the os itself.... in my opinion entry level windows are great for those who want secondary mobile but for people who want to buy their primary handset, android is best.

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Another burn phone, go figure that is all they do.

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I know right! hate that hundreds of millions of phones are burn phones. But at the same time, 930 has been a perfect flagship for me.

6. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

it should be Obvious to Folks by now that Microsoft is now replacing The Nokia lumia branded smart phones with it's own Lumia brand starting with the Low priced lumia smart Phones. with 1 gig of ram this smart phone will at least use all the Apps in the Windows smart phone store. Microsoft will bring out it's OWN branded Lumia Mid range and Flagship smart phones with the same or better specs as the Nokia Lumia smart phones. I think Microsoft will soon not be making any models of the Nokia Lumia Windows smart phones. if you Like Nokia lumia Window smart phones you had better buy one now because they will soon cease to be made.

7. ishamesung

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Whare is the LED FLASH!!!!!!

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