Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM to arrive in Kenya end of April

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Microsoft has yet again launched a device designed for young, ambitious people looking for their first serious smartphone, the Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM. The device features the latest Windows Phone 8.1 innovations and boasts a 5-inch HD display and crafted design details. It helps people stay productive on-the-go with Microsoft services like Skype and Office available out-of-the-box, and enables better mobile experiences, such as taking wide-angle selfies that fit in more of the action, thanks to the front-facing 5 megapixel camera.

The new Lumia 540 Dual SIM is capable of upgrading to Windows 10 when the service becomes available later this year. It is priced to appeal to value-conscious consumers in markets like India, the Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific, starting at just $149.

The Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM features quality-crafted hardware including a removable, durable back cover with a luminous, layered design and a generous 5-inch HD display for enjoying apps, photos, videos and the personalizable home screen. Built-in Skype integration enables people to switch seamlessly between voice and video calls, with the wide-angle, front-facing camera capturing even more of the conversation. The rear-facing 8-megapixel camera captures detail-rich photos with the help of LED flash.

Available apps include favorites such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram, with thousands more available from Windows Phone Store. Microsoft services like Office, Outlook and up to 30 GB of free cloud storage via OneDrive means people have the productivity tools to achieve.

Here are the elaborate features of the device

Talk time and Standby time (Estimates)

  • Talk time: Up to 26 hours (GSM)
  • Talk Time: Up to 14 hours (3G)
  • Standby time: Up to 24 days
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Operating System: Windows Phone 8.1 with
Lumia Denim update


  • Dual Band DS: GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, WCDMA: 1, 8 (2100/900 MHz)
  • Quad Band DS: GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz,

WCDMA: 1, 2, 5, 8 (2100/1900/850/900 MHz)

Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon 200™
1.2 GHz quad core processor

Memory: 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal mass memory +
up to 128 GB Micro SD. OneDrive built-in +
30 GB free cloud storage.

Display: 5 inches HD Laminated, (1280 by 720 pixels; 16:9) IPS, LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 294 ppi with easy clean surface

Primary Camera: 8 MP AF f/2.4 with 2x zoom, FWVGA  848 by 480  for video recording & video playing

Flash: LED

Secondary Camera: 5 MP wide angle  (focal length 24mm)

Connectivity: BT4.0 LE, Micro USB 2.0, micro SIM; 3.5 mm AHJ; WIFI 802.11 (2.4 GHz  b/g/n)

Sensors: A-GLONASS, A-GPS,  Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor

Audio: 3.5 mm AV connector (AHJ), Single mic with noise reduction, Mono speaker, FM Radio

Battery: 2200 mAh (BV-L4A) removable batter

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