Microsoft has launched the most affordable smartphone running Windows Phone software to date.
The Lumia 435 is a phone with a 4 inch display, a dual-core processor, and Windows Phone 8.1 software. It has a list price of 69 Euros, which is about $81 US.
While the Lumia 435 isn’t the most powerful phone on the market, it has a few nice features including free maps and navigation from HERE Maps, and Microsoft’s mobile version of Office which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook.
The phone has a 4 inch, 800 x 480 pixel display, a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a microSD card slot for up to 128GB of removable storage.
There’s a 2MP fixed focus rear camera and a 0.3MP front-facing camera, and the phone has a 1560 mAh battery for up to 11.7 hours of talk time.
Microsoft will offer single SIM or dual SIM variants, and the phone supports 3G GSM networks.
The phone will be available in white, black, green, and orange colors when it launches in February in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. There’s no word on if or when you’ll be able to buy one in the United States.
Microsoft is also updating its 500 Series phones with the new Lumia 532, which is a smaller version of the Lumia 535. most of the specs for the new phone are the same, but it has a 4 inch screen rather than a 5 inch display.