Chinese-based OEM Hisense launches its first Windows Phone 8.1 device called Nana

Hammad Saleem

Windows Phone 8.1

Recently, the Chinese OEM Hisense launched its first Windows Phone 8.1 powered operating system, which will be the first device to come with dual-SIM support for both CDMA and GSM devices, sure to be a catch for Chinese smartphone users. As for the price, it will be an extremely affordable device carrying a 599 yuan price tag — almost $100.

Surprisingly, as seen in the image above, the device comes with a capacitive button similar to Android, with rumors suggesting that we may see a dual-OS device. However, I won’t count on that since we’ve heard similar news in the past as well, which didn’t pan out. 

As for the specifications, the device rocks a 5-inch HD display with a quad-core Snapdragon 200 SoC on board. There’s 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable via a microSD card slot of up to 32GB, 8MP camera for photos and videos, 5MP front-facing camera, and will run Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 as its operating system since it features the Xiao Na personal assistant — the Chinese version of Cortana.

What do you think of this new device? Most of the specifications it carries are better than Nokia Lumia 530, but will you ditch a Lumia device for “Nana”?