US$150 Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual-SIM Smartphone is a Middle Eastern Surprise

Peeps living in the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe, Microsoft has a smartphone treat for you! They’ve launched their lowest cost smartphone this Year of the Sheep in the guise of the Lumia 540 (Dolcourt, 2015), costing only US$150 without contract.

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The US$150 Lumia 540 comes in some nice eye-catching colours:

  • Cyan
  • Glossy Orange
  • Demure White
  • Matte Black

This dual-SIM (Subscriber Identification Module), aside from its incredibly low price tag, has an impressively large 5″, 1,280 x 720p HD resolution screen, which is amazingly large for a budget smartphone.

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Powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, this smartphones is packin’ 1GB of RAM and 8GB of Internal Storage, again pretty impressive for a smartphones that costs only US$150.

That measly 8GB Internal storage can be expanded by 128GB using a microSD Card, a pretty hefty upgrade for a budget smartphone. You also get an additional 15GB from Microsoft

OneDrive, albeit you can expand by another 200GB if you sign up for both the Microsoft Enthusiast bonus (Deer, 2015, February 10) as well as Microsoft’s (Deer, 2015, February 20) Free Bing Rewards program.

But where my mind gets blown is the front and rear-facing cameras. The Rear-Facing Camera is a whopping 8 megapixel deal with auto-focus and LED Flash, the 5 megapixel Camera on the front, is a selfie-ready camera ready to take wide-angle shots.

Curiously, this front-facing camera has the same number of megapixels like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge (Deer, 2015, March 8) which was recently launched in Jamaica at the Pegasus Hotel (Deer, 2015, April 24) on Friday April 24th 2015.

Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe smartphone buyers are truly lucky indeed.

References

Deer, L. (2015, April 24). The Future is Now as Samsung Galaxy S6 launches in Jamaica. Retrieved from http://www.geezam.com/samsung-galaxy-s6-launch-jamaica/

Deer, L. (2015, February 10). How to get 100 GB Free Microsoft OneDrive and win Gift Cards and Giveaways. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/how-to-get-free-100-gb-microsoft-onedrive/

Deer, L. (2015, February 20). How Dropbox users and Bing Search users can get Free 100GB Microsoft OneDrive Cloud Storage. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/dropbox-bing-search-free-100gb-microsoft-onedrive-cloud-storage/

Deer, L. (2015, March 8). Samsung Galaxy S6 and Edge at MWC 2015 coming to Mash up Jamaica. Retrieved from http://www.geezam.com/samsung-galaxy-s6-and-edge-at-mwc-2015-coming-to-mash-up-jamaica/

Dolcourt, J. (2015, April 15). 5-inch, dual-SIM Microsoft Lumia 540 sells for $150 in Europe, Asia, Middle East. Retrieved from http://www.cnet.com/products/microsoft­lumia­540­dual­sim/

 

 

 

 

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