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Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual Sim Launched in India, Up for Pre-Booking

Here comes another budget Windows 8.1 Phone for Indians. Microsoft India launched the Lumia 540 Dual sim priced at Rs. 10, 199. The phone is up for pre-booking and will be available across country from May 18.

Lumia-540Lumia 540 Dual Sim, the successor of Lumia 535, is packed with Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Denim update and is available in four colour choices – Cyan, Orange, While and Matte Black. Further, the company officials stated that the users can upgrade the Operating System of Lumia 540 to Windows 10 once it is launched later this year.

The Lumia 540 Dual SIM dons a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS LCD display that gives a pixel density of 294ppi.

Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 SoC with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, the Lumia 540 dual SIM has 1GB of RAM. The phone comes with mass storage of 8GB of storage which is expandable to 128GB via a microSD card.

Lumia 540 Dual Sim also has preloaded suite of Microsoft services including Microsoft’s Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote), Outlook, Skype, OneDrive. This fits for productivity and multimedia communication and consumption. Furthermore, it provides with 30GB of free cloud storage. Users can download their favourite apps from Windows Phone Store.

Compared to its predecessor, the Lumia 540 dual SIM carries same processor, display size, and memory. Apart from this, the camera of Lumia 540 Dual SIM has an edge over Lumia 535 Dual SIM.

The latest phone sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera (1/4 inch sensor, f/2.2 aperture and 28mm focal length) with auto-focus and LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfie lovers. Videos can be shot at 848x480p resolution with both cameras.

Users can take phone pictures in dark, thanks to the LED flash and the front camera enables selfies and Skype chats clearly. For photo lovers, the phone offers variety of apps including Bing Vision, Creative Studio, Lumia Camera, Lumia Selfie camera apps.

The connectivity features in Lumia 540 Dual SIM include USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi with hotspot, GPS, and 3G network support. Moreover, peer-to-Peer sharing and support for up to 8 Wi-Fi enabled devices for Wi-Fi hotspot are available. The handset is backed by a 2200mAh replaceable battery.

SPECS AT A GLANCE:

      • Operating System
        • Software release: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
      • Size & weight
        • Height: 144 mm
        • Width: 73.7 mm
        • Thickness: 8.6 mm
        • Weight: 152 g
      • Display
        • Display size: 5 ”
        • Display resolution: HD720 (1280 x 720)
        • Display colours: TrueColor (24-bit/16M)
        • Display technology: ClearBlack, IPS LCD
        • Pixel density: 294 ppi
        • Display features: Brightness control, Tactile feedback, Orientation sensor, Easy to clean, Lumia Color profile
        • Touch screen technology: Capacitive Multipoint-Touch
      • Memory
        • Mass memory: 8 GB
        • RAM: 1 GB
        • Maximum memory card size: 128 GB
        • Expandable memory card type: MicroSD
        • Free cloud storage up to: 30 GB
        • User data storage: In device, Memory card, OneDrive cloud storage, App and data storage on memory card
      • Battery
        • Replaceable battery: Yes
        • Battery capacity: 2200 mAh
        • Battery voltage: 3.8 V
        • Maximum standby time with dual SIM: 24 days
        • Maximum talk time (2G): 26.2 h
        • Maximum talk time (3G): 14.8 h
        • Maximum music playback time: 81 h
        • Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time: 10.1 h
        • Maximum video playback time: 6.9 h
      • Design
        • Design details: Exchangeable back cover
        • Other user interface features: Double-tap to wake, Tactile feedback, Vibrating alerts, Voice commands, Word flow keyboard
      • Keys and Input Methods
        • User Input: Touch
        • Operating keys: Volume keys, Power/Lock key
      • Sensors
        • Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor
      • Processor
        • CPU name: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200
        • Number of cores: Quad core
        • Clock rate: 1200 MHz
        • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200
    • Connectivity:

      • Connectivity basics
        • SIM card type: Micro SIM
        • Dual SIM: Dual Standby SIM
        • AV connectors: 3.5 mm stereo headset connector
        • Charging connectors: Micro-USB
        • System connectors: Micro-USB-B
        • USB: USB 2.0
        • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
        • Bluetooth profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.6, Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Personal Area Network Profile (PAN) 1.0, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1, Message Access Profile (MAP)
        • Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
        • Wi-Fi hotspot: Up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
      • Local sharing
        • Peer-to-peer sharing: Lumia Beamer, Lumia Storyteller, Play To DLNA app
      • Cellular connectivity5
        • GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
        • GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
        • GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
        • WCDMA network: Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz)
        • WCDMA max data speed DL: 42.2 Mbps (Cat 24)
        • WCDMA max data speed UL: 5.76 Mbps (Cat 6)

    • Maps and navigation

      • GPS and navigation6
        • Location technologies: A-GLONASS, A-GPS, Cellular and Wi-Fi network positioning
        • Maps: Free maps, Offline maps, Online and offline favourites, Real-time traffic information
        • Drive: Favorite destinations, Free global voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation, Live traffic information, Speed limit warnings

    • Video and Audio

      • Audio
        • Audio recording codecs: AAC LC, AMR-NB, GSM FR
        • Audio recording features: Mono
        • Audio playback features: Audio Streaming, Cloud music offline playback, Cloud music playback, Media Player, Music Player, Podcasts
        • Radio features7: Internet Radio, FM Radio
      • Video playback
        • Video playback frame rate: 30 fps
        • Video playback codecs: H.263, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, VC-1, Windows video
        • Video streaming: YouTube browsing and video streaming, Streaming from video services and internet, Progressive video download

    • Device security

      • Device security
        • General Security features: Device lock, PIN code, Device lock passcode, Regular signed firmware updates, Track and Protect via internet, Application certification, Application sandboxing, Backup and restore via Internet, Browser integrated anti-phishing, Remote device lock via Internet, Remote device wipe via Internet, Secure boot, Signed OS, Consumer VPN
        • Enterprise security features: Mobile VPN, Remote lock and wipe, Hardware accelerated device encryption, Mobile device management, Remote security policy enforcement
        • Supported security standards: TLS v1.0, TLS v1.1, TLS v1.2, SSL v3.0, Suite B ciphers
        • Wi-Fi security modes: EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2, WPA, WEP, EAP-AKA, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, EAP-TLS, WPA-Enterprise, EAP-SIM, WPA-Personal

    • Environmental features

      • Environment
        • Materials: Free of PVC, Free of nickel on the product surface, Free of BFR
        • Packaging: Made of renewable materials, Minimized package, Packaging is 100 % recyclable, Virgin wood fibres up to 100% certified, Containing up to 55% recycled materials
        • Energy efficiency: Automatic screen brightness adjustment, Battery saver feature
        • Product recycling: 100% recoverable as materials and energy
        • Eco content and services: Available at Store, Contains preinstalled eco content, HERE Drive: route optimization, HERE Maps: pedestrian navigation
        • User guide: In-device user guide, full on our websites, Small printed guide

    • Accessibility

      • Accessibility features
        • Hearing: Vibrating alerts, BT neckloop compatible, TTY support, Video call
        • Vision: Vibrating alerts, Voice recognition, Font magnification, Voice commands, Customizable home screen, High contrast mode, Screen magnification
        • Physical skills: Voice commands, Customizable home screen, Speakerphone, Speed dial, Voice recognition

    • Other services and features

      • Tools and productivity
        • Personal information management features: Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Alarm clock, Reminders, Phonebook, To-do list, Family Room, Kid’s Corner, OneNote, Social networks in Phonebook, Wallet, Notifications
        • Business apps: Adobe Reader free download, Company Hub for enterprise applications, Lync (Corporate IM) free download, Microsoft Outlook, OneDrive storage for documents and notes, Office apps: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote
        • Back-up and restore your data: Yes
        • Sync type: Exchange ActiveSync, Via Windows Phone apps
        • Device management: AirWatch, MobileIron, Symantec, Microsoft System Center, OMA Client Provisioning v1.1, OMA Device Management v1.1.2, OMA Device Management v1.2, Windows Intune
      • Call management
        • Call types: Audio call, Conference call, Skype video call
        • Call management features: Call waiting, Call history, Call forwarding, Integrated hands-free speakers, Speed dial, Voice mail, received and missed, Call logs: dialled
        • Noise cancellation: Yes
        • Supported amount of phonebooks: One integrated phonebook
      • Other Applications
        • Game features: Touch UI, DirectX 11
      • Email
        • Email features: Viewing and editing of email attachments, Multiple email accounts, HTML emails, Inbox filtering, Text-to-speech message reader, Conversational view on email, Linked inboxes
      • Messaging features
        • Messaging features: Text messaging, Automatic resizing of images for MMS, Distribution lists for messaging, Multimedia messaging, Conversational chat style SMS, Unified inbox for SMS and MMS, Concatenated SMS for long messages, Integrated text messaging and chat, Number screening for messaging, Text-to-speech message reader
      • Browser
        • Internet browser capabilities: Internet Explorer 11

    • What’s in the box?

      • Contents
        • Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM
        • Product user guide
        • Battery
        • Charger
        • Headset

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