Microsoft Mobiles have extended their offerings in the Indian market by introducing the Lumia 540 as a successor to the Microsoft Lumia 532. The device improves on pretty much every aspect of the Lumia 532 and is expected to go up against the likes of the Moto G second gen when it hits the market.
It is worth noting that the Lumia 540 runs Windows Phone 8.1 with Denim Update instead of the Windows 10 Operating System out of the box, though you can expect the update to roll out on the phone when it is available for most of the flagships. In terms of design and feel, the Lumia 540 fits in well with the current Lumia series with curved edges, colorful offerings and rather understated block design with shiny backs.
On the specifications side, the Lumia 540 packs in a Snapdragon 200 SoC with each of the four cores clocked at 1.2 GHz. You have two slim slots for the micro SIM cards as well as an expansion slot under the replaceable back panel which will be available in several colors. The screen is a 5 inch Clear Black display with 720 P resolution. In terms of memory, the Lumia 540 comes with 8 GB internal memory which can be expanded to 128 GB with a Micro SD card. The RAM on board is 1 GB. The rear camera is an 8 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture while the front camera is a 5 MP wide angled unit with f/2.4 aperture. The battery is a replaceable 2200 mAh unit which Microsoft is claiming will give a talk time of over 26 hours on 2G and almost 15 hours on 3G.
Other than the specifications, you get plenty of bundled apps with the device, worth mentioning the Skype Dialer, One Drive application with 30 GB of space online, the Lumia Selfie app, Ms Office, Here Maps and others. The device will go on pre-order starting from May 14th and be available across both the offline and online preferred partners of Microsoft. The device will be available in four color choices including cyan, orange, white and black for a price of Rs 10,199.