Lumia 540 Dual SIM Phone launched in Kenya…get one now!


Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

In the photo below are Mariam Abdulahi, Microsoft Mobile GM with King’ori Gitahi Product Manager displaying the Lumia 540 launched yesterday at the iHub in Nairobi.

Mariam Abdulahi Microsoft Mobile GM and King'ori Gitahi Product Manager display the Lumia 540 launched yesterday at the iHub

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Designed for young, ambitious people looking for their first serious Smartphone.

Microsoft today announced the availability of the Lumia 540 Dual SIMin Kenya for Kshs 17,800-a smart choice for value-conscious Smartphone buyers. Upgradeable to Windows 10 when the service becomes available later this year, the quality-crafted Lumia 540Dual SIM features a crisp, clear, 5-inch HD display; 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash; and 5-megapixel front-facing camera that’s great for taking wide-angle selfies.

“The Lumia 540 Dual SIM is a welcome addition to our affordable smartphone portfolio running on Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and Denim update,” said Mariam Abdullahi, Microsoft Mobile Devices General Manger. “With 67% of all phones sold in Kenya in 2014, an estimated 1.8m devices being smartphones, the growth of the Lumia portfolio presents a great opportunity for the discerning middle class Kenyan to own a smartphone that helps them increase their productivity in their personal and work life.”

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Available in black, Lumia 540 Dual SIM will helps people stay productive on-the-go with Microsoft services such as Skype and Office available pre-loaded. Lumia 540 offers a host of compelling mobile experiences:

  • Instantly upgrade phone calls into video calls with the touch of a button, using the pre-loaded Skype service and front-facing camera.
  • Achieve more, even on-the-go, with Microsoft Office; and connect with work and personal e-mail with the built-in Microsoft Outlook.
  • Save and sync photos, videos and Office documents securely with up to 30GB of free cloud storage with built-in OneDrive.
  • Store your personal music collection on OneDrive and use free and paid for apps to stream across devices and the web.
  • Personalize the home screen with all your favorite apps,including WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Minecraft,and many more available from Windows Phone Store.
  • Ensure you never miss a call with Smart Dual SIM.

With its generous HD display, front and rear cameras,great apps, andMicrosoft Office, Skype and OneDrive built-in, the Lumia 540 Dual SIM is a well-rounded package at an appealing price.

“A study conducted by our partner – Jumia Kenya discloses that top smartphone purchase drivers include Battery capacity, brand type, Camera / imaging capability and price. With this in mind, Lumia 540 is without a doubt, is a natural choicefor peopleready to experience their first serious smartphone. It provides the essentials you need to achieve more every day, alongside popular apps and smartphone experiences that make using the smartphone great fun,” added Mariam.

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