Microsoft has announced their latest budget smartphone called the Lumia 540 which comes with Dual SIM and 5 inch HD Diplay. This device is launched following the release of its elder sibling the Lumia 640 and 640 XL recently.
The latest offering from Microsoft the Lumia 540 is powered by a Snapdragon 200 processor with 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor which is accompanied with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory which can be expanded upto a massive 128GB using microSD card support. From the design aspect it is similar in appearance to all the Lumia devices in the form factor and the colors as well and the device measures 144 x 73.69 x 9.35mm and weighs at 152g.
“The Lumia team is passionate about product-making, creating every smartphone with a distinct design personality within a coherent design approach,” said Iain Pottie, senior design manager of Industrial Design and Mechanics at Microsoft. “Our customers are the source of so much inspiration, but we know they have different needs and budgets, so we always want to provide choice. That’s why today we’re introducing the new Lumia 540 Dual SIM.”
Lumia 540 comes with Dual-SIM option and has a decent 8 Mega pixel Rear or Primary Camera with auto-focus feature and a 5MP front facing camera with wide-angle lens for better and wider selfies. to make it easier to capture selfies the camera app comes with Li#umia Selfie apps and also the Lumia Camera app to help increase the camera functionality and experience for the user. The camera was the major plus point in the Lumia 640 which can be said will be the same in this budget phone giving a 8MP camera for the sub $150 phone is competitive work from Microsoft.
the Microsoft 540 runs on a 2200 mAh battery which is removable and is decent enough to give good battery like which is a major positive point in Microsoft and Windows phones compared to Android devices. The pricing of $149 is decent enough looking at the competition and the availability of the device will be from May and the pricing may vary according to the currency conversion rates at that time.