The much-rumored Nokia Lumia 530 has officially been unveiled by Microsoft as the most affordable entry-level Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone to date. Lumia 630 sports a 4 inches FWVGA LCD display (with ClearBlack, sorry!), a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 process based on Snapdragon 200 chipset and 512MB of RAM. It’ll be priced at €85 ($114) excluding taxes and subsidies.
Nokia Lumia 530 Specs Sheet
- Display: 4.0-inch LCD display, 854 x 480 pixels resolution, Pixel Density: ~245 ppi
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1
- Camera: 5 MegaPixel rear camera, 1/4″ sensor size, 480@30 fps video recorder, no secondary camera
- Dimensions: 119.7 x 62.3 x 11.7 mm, weighs 129 grams
- Battery: 1430 mAh Li-Ion battery
- CPU: 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 SoC)
- GPU: Adreno 302
- Memory: 4GB Internal memory, 512MB of RAM, with 128GB external microSD support
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, microUSB, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPRS, EDGE, GPS, A-GPS, dual-SIM support
- Extras: 3.5mm audio jack, MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player, MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player, and other built-in games and apps.
- Network: 2G, 3G
- 3G Band: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
- Colors: Orange, Green, White, Dark Grey
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Disappointingly enough, instead of offering users with an upgraded hardware, Microsoft has substantially downgraded the specifications of Lumia 530 – no ClearBlack, only 512MB RAM, no front camera, no 4G-LTE support … you get the idea, right? Fortunately, in order to account for the stripped down internal memory (just 4GB), Microsoft has added an option to move all your apps to the external microSD card. Here’re some more photos of Lumia 530.
Price and Availability
Microsoft is offering both single-SIM and dual-SIM versions of the Lumia 530 for a price tag of $114 (without tax/subsidy). It’ll hit the shelves next month and will cost you around €100 ($134) in the US.
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