When it comes to Windows Phone-powered smartphones, most of us would think about the numerous devices from Nokia and their Lumia range, while HTC is rumored to come on board with the HTC One (M8) for Windows Phone. Having said that, Russian OEM Fly intends to join in on the Windows Phone fun with the Era smartphone.
The Era smartphone from Fly is definitely affordable – we are talking about a $112 price point, which is the figure after conversion from 3,990 Rubles. This will be an entry level smartphone that looks set to go up against the hugely popular Lumia 5XX series of smartphones from Nokia.
As for the kind of hardware specifications that the Fly Era packs, we are looking at a rudimentary 4” WVGA IPS display, running on a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, an Adreno 302 GPU, 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded thanks to a microSD memory card slot. There is also a front-facing camera on the Era which gives it an edge over the Nokia Lumia 530. All in all, a 1,500mAh battery would keep the Fly Era chugging along throughout the day.
Since it costs so cheap, you can forget about a milled aluminum body here, as all you will find would be a smartphone encased in plastic, measuring 125.5mm x 65mm x 10.7mm.