Microsoft India has launched a new budget Windows Phone 8.1 handset in India, the Lumia 540 Dual SIM, priced at Rs. 10,199. The smartphone will be available in Cyan, Orange, White and Matte Black colours from Monday, while pre-booking begins on Thursday.
The smartphone was announced with launch offers, including Rs. 1,000 cashback on recharges, and Rs. 200 off every month for 5 months from Paytm; cashback of Rs. 200 per recharge for the first four recharges of Rs. 500 or higher on Ola Money; 2 months free subscription to Gaana along with unlimited music downloads, as well as a 'Double Data for 2 Months' offer from Airtel.
The Lumia 540 Dual SIM features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS LCD display offering a pixel density of 294ppi. The smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of built-in storage expandable further via microSD card (up to 128GB).
Much like other Lumia handsets, the Lumia 540 Dual SIM also comes with 30GB of free OneDrive cloud storage. It sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash while also housing a 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera. The Lumia 540 Dual SIM's connectivity features include USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi with hotspot, GPS, and 3G network support. Peer-to-Peer sharing and support for up to 8 Wi-Fi enabled devices for Wi-Fi hotspot are also included. The handset is backed by a 2200mAh replaceable battery, measures 144x73.69x9.37mm, and weighs 152 grams.
The Lumia 540 Dual SIM features a suite of Microsoft services including Microsoft's Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote), Outlook, Skype, OneDrive, and users can download more apps from the Windows Phone Store.