The low-end Lumia 535 is Microsoft’s first post-Nokia phone

UPDATED 26/11/14: The Lumia 535 will be available in Singapore from 5 December, priced at S$199
Microsoft Lumia 535

Microsoft is moving on from the Nokia name when it comes to Windows smartphones, and as such, the newly-announced Lumia 535 will be the first to feature its own branding.

Otherwise, this budget-minded Windows Phone 8.1 handset doesn’t seem to break wildly from Nokia’s own ideas in the space. Most notably, it’s still a candy-coated offering, with bright orange, green, and blue back cover options alongside black, white, and grey.

But there’s a bit more going on beyond the eye-catching exterior, with the specs notably upgraded over the Lumia 530. Double the RAM and storage space, an extra inch of screen space, and a front-facing camera all ought to come in handy for those who don’t want to spend a whole lot on a handset.

You’ll find a 5in qHD IPS LCD touch display up front, running at 960x540 (220 ppi), with a quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB of local storage inside. You can also pop in a microSD card up to 128GB to expand the storage.

Unlike some past low-end Lumia models, the Lumia 535 features a selfie camera, and a decent one at that: a 5-megapixel shooter with a wide angle lens (for group shots), to accompany the standard 5MP main camera on the back of the phone.