Microsoft has today launched the Lumia 535 in India which is the first mobile device to sport the Microsoft branding replacing Nokia. We already shared the specifications and availability of the Lumia 535 when it was announced. So check there if you’re looking for the specifications of the phone.
Coming to the topic of the post, dual-sim Microsoft Lumia 535 will start selling in the Indian market by the end of this week. It is officially priced at ₹9199 which is somewhat higher than the ₹8500 that I was expecting. Nevertheless, the new pricing ain’t much higher than that and because it is the launch price, it won’t be surprising if the phone starts selling for around ₹8500 or lower after a month or two. Microsoft is also giving a high priority to the Indian market making India the first market to receive the stocks of Lumia 535.
I’ve previously compared it with the Lumia 530 and Lumia 525. Undoubtedly, it is the better one of the two and dual-sim, decent cameras and big display and battery really make it stand out. Hoping that Microsoft will do something about the situation of care centers as a lot of Nokia Care ones have already closed or shifted to servicing other mobiles. It is a decent purchase otherwise.
Where to buy Lumia 535 in India
The Lumia 535 will be available throughout the retail market with the stocks evenly made available to both online and offline retailers. While the initial stock arriving in India is on the lower side, we still need to see how good the handset performs in the market. Performance and demand will an important factor affecting the availability of the stock.
Flipkart is already taking pre-orders of the Lumia 535 and you can pre-order yours by paying the full price of ₹9199. To pre-order, head to the Flipkart product page. All colors viz Black, White, Green and Orange are listed for pre-order as of now.
Update: Nokia Store now has the Lumia 535 in stock. So you can purchase from there as well.
Some sellers on Snapdeal are also selling the phone. The current price seems higher than the suggested, but it may keep on fluctuating, so do check.
It will surely be made available via the other online retailers as the stocks arrive.
If you’re looking to make your Lumia 535 purchase at a retail store, wait for the stocks to arrive and head over to Nokia Priority Stores or other multi-product retail stores. Consumer demand may force more and more stores to stock the model.