Microsoft has announced yet another affordable smartphone for the IMEA, Italy, and APAC regions at sub $150 price point before subsidies. The new Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM will arrive next month and will offer lower midrange specs.
Worthy successor of the Lumia 530, the Lumia 540 Dual SIM features the Smart Dual SIM feature to let you create unique profiles for each SIM and also stay connected with call-forwarding. The handset is powered by Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update out of the box and it will be upgradable to the Windows 10 when that comes.
Lumia 540 flaunts a 5” 720p display and is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 mobile chipset armed with 1GB of RAM. Onboard storage is the modest 8GB, but there's a microSD card slot for expanding that. Of course you also get gets 15GB OneDrive cloud storage by default and additional 15GB storage if auto-upload to OneDrive is activated.
Measuring 9.35mm thick and tipping the scales at 152g, the Lumia 540 has 8MP rear snapper with LED flash and autofocus. In the front is a 5MP wide-angle selfie camera. The phone is powered by a 2200 mAh battery which can be removed.
Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM will be available in glossy cyan, orange, white, and matte black color options.