Microsoft has launched its first smartphone without the Nokia branding, the Lumia 535. The highlights of the phone are its 5 inch AMOLED display and its 5 MP front camera, intended to attract selfie enthusiasts. The Lumia 535 comes as the upgraded version of the Lumia 530 that has been in the market for some time now.
Under the hood, the Lumia 535 runs on a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 process and has 1 GB of RAM. The phone has a 1,905 mAH battery and 8 GB of internal memory. There is an external mSD card slot as well which supports cards up to 128 GB. The main camera, like the front camera, is of 5 MP and has LED flash. Since the phone is mean to target mid-range buyers, there is only 3G support and not 4G. There is a volume rocker on the right side along with the power button just underneath.
Microsoft is also offering buyers flip covers that match with back plates of the phone. The phone is available in Orange, Cyan, Green, Black and White colors, the same color series found on other Lumia handsets.
Overall the phone is decent in terms of its price and what is brings to the table. The display resolution of 960×540 is average if you look at other similar priced smartphone available in the market. The front camera has a lens with 24 mm focal length that captures good selfies images. The phone is expected to be priced at $135 in the market.