Microsoft is constantly looking for ways to increase marketshare for Windows Phones, and one of the most requested features from users has been Dual SIM’s. While the concept of dual SIM’s hasn’t been popular in the US, all over the world uses it. On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled their newest Lumia phone supporting it.
The Lumia 540 came across the pages of Microsoft early in the morning, and highlight the latest Windows Phone for users. The biggest feature is clearly the support for Dual SIM cards, and this is something that travellers will enjoy. The phone also has a number of upgraded features to try out.
Lumia 540 Specs
By far, the biggest selling point about the latest Windows Phone, will be the price, at under $150 USD. It is made for people looking for a budget phone but who aren’t looking to sacrifice the build quality of the phone. The 5-inch screen is HD, and will allow all Windows Phone apps to be used with ease.
The Lumia 540 has a 5=-inch HD screen with 294 PPI, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, a 8MP auto focus camera with LED flash, and 1GB of onboard RAM. It has 8 GB of onboard storage, and can support a MicroSD of up to 128GB. Additionally, it includes 15GB of OneDrive storage in the cloud.
Loaded With Windows 8.1 and Cortana
The Lumia 540 has Windows 8.1 included and features Cortana, which on a phone for under $150 USD is a great deal. Dual SIM cards allow two different unique profiles for home and business, and includes the Lumia Denim Update. It will also be upgradable to Windows 10 later this year, which is another big selling point.
Users can get the Lumia 540 in layered Cyan, Orange, White, and Matte Black. It will be available in early May, and be available in IMEA and APAC regions. It looks like a very interesting budget phone, and one that can power Windows Phone in the future. It’s budget priced with a number of high end features.
The Dual SIM card option with this phone is impressive. It’s nice to see Microsoft listen to customer demands on a phone for once.