According to leaks, Microsoft has launched a new ultra-low-cost smartphone named Lumia 435, in addition to an updated and discounted version of Lumia 535. Are these devices going to Windows Phone Go ahead?
The Windows Phone devices market is located In a kind of stagnation these days, Perhaps due to the "escape" of most of Microsoft's international partners and perhaps due to the wait Windows 10 And general uncertainty about the future of 8.1. Despite this, Microsoft Introduces continues to demonstrate business as usual with Announcing Two New Smartphones, With the cheapest price tags seen on the platform so far and a clear intention to bite into another market share in developing countries.
The first device, which we heard unofficially a few weeks ago, answers the name Lumia 435 and is the first model from a new family that will be even cheaper than the family of popular 500 devices that dominate the Over 30 percent Of the worldWindows Phone.
The specs of the Lumia 435 would have been difficult to impress even if the device had been launched three years ago - you will find here a 4-inch screen with a resolution of 800 × 480 pixels, chip Snapdragon 200 with a pair of Cortex A7 cores at a speed 1.2GHz 2 megapixel rear camera (probably not impressive even a decade ago), a front VGA camera and a miniature 1,560mAh battery.
However, it is evident that Microsoft chose to invest some more in some important features with 1GB RAM, built-in storage of 8GB includes microSD slot for cards up to 128GB and 30GB storage capacity in the OneDrive system Windows Phone 8.1 with the latest Denim update. The punch line here is of course the price, which will be only 69 euros (about 80 dollars or about 315 NIS in direct conversion) and makes theLumia 435 is one of the cheapest devices that can be found on the market with 1GB of memory RAM And volume storage Of more than 4GB.
Here in Israel, too, even when you add VAT, purchase tax and estimated shipping cost, the price of the 435 should not be more than 500 NIS - which will make it an excellent option for anyone looking Unlocked Functional and inexpensive, ready to compromise on features such as fourth-generation support and photo capabilities.
For those who are willing to invest a handful of shekels on their smartphones, Microsoft also introduced the Lumia 532, which is a reduced, The impressive Lumia 535 announced two months ago. The Lumia 532 offers exactly the same specifications as the 435, which includes the chip God-Snapdragon 200 quad-core Cortex A7 at a maximum frequency of 1.2GHz (as in theLumia 535), with an upgrade to the rear camera that in this case offers a slightly more modern and tolerable 5 megapixel sensor.
The cost? 79 euros, which is about 360 NIS in direct conversion. Worth the extra? Feel free to tell us your personal opinion in the comments.
The new pair of Microsoft smartphones may not revolutionize the market, but they are an impressive technology achievement and a very true step that should help theWindows Phone 8.1 keep its share (and perhaps even increase it) in key and developing key areas for the players.
See yourself getting an instrument Lumia Ultra cheap for you or someone you know, or would you prefer to invest a few hundred shekels just to "compromise" on the operating system of the giant Redmond? Share us.