Microsoft Lumia 535 appears in first images

Lumia 535
Lumia 535

Microsoft may have ditched the Nokia brand, but it is still keeping the Lumia nametag for its Windows Phone devices, the first of which is set to launch this week.

The Microsoft Lumia 535 will be an entry level smartphone with a five inch screen, 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM onboard, boasting a dinky 8GB of storage space for apps and media files. It will run Windows Phone 8 and have a five megapixel primary camera on the back, with a basic VGA unit on the front for selfies and video calls.

Although the price of the Lumia 535 has yet to be revealed for UK customers, it should be affordable if you are thinking of getting it as a pay as you go or SIM free device.

The images of the handset which appeared on wmpoweruser.com this week suggest that it will stick with the colourful approach to design favoured by Nokia, but with Microsoft’s branding plastered on the rear.

The first Microsoft Lumia phone may not be the most powerful model on the planet, but the 535 will have broad appeal, thanks to its obvious affordability when it is released.

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