Microsoft's most affordable smartphone breaks cover - meet the $80 Lumia 435

Although we're still waiting for a new flagship in the Windows Phone world (though certain rumors suggest we might have to wait for a long, long time), Microsoft today launched its most-affordable smartphone yet. That's exactly what the Microsoft Lumia 435 is - an ultra-affordable device that costs EUR 69 ($81.30 as per today's currency rates) before taxes and rebates. Sadly, that's the biggest highlight of the device.

Given its entry-level status, one shouldn't expect anything noteworthy in the specs sheet of this Lumia newcomer. Powered by a dual-core Snapdragon 200 chipset ticking at up to 1.2GHz, which works in concert with 1 gigabyte of RAM, the Lumia 435 is positioned on the lower end of the smartphone table. 

It has a 4" LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels (working out a pixel density of 233ppi), a 2MP main camera with fixed focus, VGA selfie-shooter, 8GB of native storage, a microSD card slot, and last but not least, a user-replaceable 1,560mAh battery to keep the lights on.

The Lumia 435 is running Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Denim update. The adopters of the device will also have up to 30GB of storage on OneDrive at their disposal. Free global navigation with HERE Maps and HERE Transit is also included in the mix.

The phone will be available in black, white, green, and orange. It will arrive in select markets across Europe and Asia this February.

Any takers?



source: Microsoft 
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