Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM phone goes official for $149
Microsoft has unveiled the Lumia 540 Dual SIM mobile phone which is designed specially for the youth. It comes in White, Orange, Black and Cyan color options and is priced at $149 (Rs. 9,300). The handset will be available in India, Middle East, Africa, Italy and Asia Pacific markets from May 2015.
The Lumia 540 Dual SIM is a testament to our passion for product-making that is reflected across the entire Lumia product portfolio and will continue with future devices, With the Lumia 540 Dual SIM, we’ve made it possible to deliver a smartphone with strong design and technology credentials that is also fun to use, and incredible value for money.Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for Phones at Microsoft.
The Lumia team is passionate about product-making, creating every smartphone with a distinct design personality within a coherent design approach, 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.Iain Pottie, senior design manager of industrial design and mechanics at Microsoft
Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM Specifications
This phone measurements are 144 x 73.69 x 9.35 mm (Height x Width x Depth) and weighs 152 Grams. As the name suggests, the phone has Dual SIM slots with Dual standby and supports 3G networks. The Rear cover of the phone is has a layered designed and is removable.
The Lumia 540 Dual SIM phone has a 5-Inch IPS Display with 1280 x 720 Pixels HD Resolution and 294ppi Pixel Density. Inside is a 1.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Processor with Adreno 302 GPU. There is 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on board storage ROM. Company is also offering 15GB of OneDrive cloud storage plus additional 16GB after activating auto-upload to OneDrive. MicroSD Card slot is also present that allows further expansion up to 128GB.
On the front is 5 Mega Pixel Selfie camera with wide angle lens. The rear side sports a 8 Mega Pixel main shooter features like LED Flash, Auto Focus, Touch Focus, Digital Zoom, Geo-Tagging, etc. The 2200 mAh battery inside is removable. The Lumia 540 Dual SIM phone runs on Windows 8.1 OS with Denim update. The OS will be upgraded to Windows 10 later this year. The phone has a built in Skype integration and comes with apps like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram and thousand more available via Windows store.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth, MicroUSB V2.0, A-GPS, 3.5mm Audio jack etc.