We’ve been watching and waiting for it and Microsoft’s announcement has finally happened. The very first smartphone to carry wholly Microsoft branding has been revealed and it’s the Microsoft Lumia 535.

Redmond’s first official handset will feature a 5-inch touchscreen IPS display, with a resolution of 960 x 540, running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor. The Snapdragon 200 is a quad-core chip that runs, in this case, at 1.2GHz. The Lumia 535 will feature 1GB of system RAM, 8GB of local storage and capacity for an additional 128GB via microSD.

A 1905mAh battery, 5MP camera (still with the  lenses that we’re used to from Nokia phones) and LED flash all make their home in Microsoft’s “first” phone, making this a pretty entry-level effort from the company for their debut.

The Microsoft Lumia 535 is set to launch first in Asia (including Russia), before making the jump to other locations like Europe and, apparently, Africa. We don’t have a time-frame for its appearance closer to home yet though, here’s hoping that Microsoft will let us know soon.

Source: Engadget

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