Microsoft makes smartphones affordable

Microsoft makes smartphones affordable

Jul 7, 2015

Microsoft has introduced three new smartphones in South Africa: the Microsoft Lumia 640, Microsoft Lumia 640XL and the ultra-affordable Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM.

The Lumia 640 and 640XL become the latest LTE/4G devices to join the Lumia portfolio, with monthly contract prices starting from R219.00 for the dual-SIM version and R199.00 for the the single-SIM version; and R269.00 for the dual-SIM Lumia 640 XL.

The Lumia 640 and 640XL offers more personal computing and increased productivity through seamlessly integrated Microsoft Office experiences which come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, valued at R750.00, which includes free 1Tb of OneDrive storage. Both devices will also be upgradeable to Windows 10 when it becomes available later this year.

With the Lumia 640 and 640XL, one can quickly access important documents and run favourite web sites, apps and games, thanks to the on-board 1Gb of memory and powerful quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Users can also view photos and watch videos on a crisp HD display on both devices as you capture detailed photos even in low light, thanks to the 13Mp camera on the Lumia 640 XL with LED flash and an 8Mp camera on the Lumia 640, also with an LED flash.

The Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM is built with Windows Phone 8.1 software and a dual-core CPU running at 1.2GHz, and is expected to retail for R999.00.

The device comes preloaded with Microsoft Office, Skype and OneDrive and is designed to help you achieve more at work, at play and on the go. It also features a compact, durable design with a vivid 4-inch WVGA display that brings all the latest apps, games and videos to life.