Last month, Microsoft announced the Lumia 435, the most affordable Lumia Windows Phone ever. It slots into the range below the new 'Windows 10 Ready' Lumia 532, which shares similar specs with the 435, but gets a quad-core processor and a better camera.
Last week, the Lumia 435 became available for pre-order in the UK through Amazon, which priced it at £88.49 off-contract. Pre-orders remain open at that price, with the promise of deliveries beginning on March 1.
But now, the handset is on sale for just £74.98 from Unlocked-Mobiles.com, and the retailer says that it's in stock - so you'll apparently receive the handset sooner than if you order it from Amazon, and you'll pay less for it too.
Key specs of Microsoft's Lumia 435 include:
- 4-inch LCD with WVGA (800x480px) resolution
- Dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB onboard storage (plus microSD support up to 128GB)
- 2MP rear camera with fixed focus
- 0.3MP front-facing camera
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- 1560mAh battery
- Dual-SIM variant available
- 118.1 x 64.7 x 11.7mm; 134g
Microsoft will continue to roll out the Lumia 435 to more markets across Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East in the coming weeks. Over in Italy, you can now get a free 435 when you a buy a Lumia 535, as part a special Valentine's promotion.