Microsoft has rolled out a new Lumia smartphone that is aiming at shoppers on a budget who need to have a device capable of handling dual SIM cards. The smartphone is called the Lumia 540 Dual SIM and carries a price of under $150. Microsoft says that the device will make a good option for buyers looking for their first smartphone.
The 540 Dual SIM device has a 5-inch HD display and has integrated Microsoft services like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. The phone is integrated with Skype and has a front 5MP camera for high quality video conferencing and selfies.
Microsoft pre-loads the Lumia Selfie app on the device to make it easy to share selfies with friends. On the back of the smartphone is an 8MP camera that has LED flash for taking images in low light conditions. Integrated storage is 8GB, but that storage can be expanded with microSD cards up to 128GB in capacity.
Users will also get 15GB of free OneDrive storage with the smartphone for storing images and videos online when they activate the auto-upload feature of the phone. With support for dual SIM cards, the user can create profiles for each SIM card so you know who’s calling no matter the number dialed. The Lumia 540 Dual SIM runs Windows Phone 8.1 and the Denim update and will support Windows 10 later this year. The device will roll out starting in May to IMEA and APAC regions and Italy. No word on if the cheap device will come to the US.