Nokia Lumia 530
Microsoft Launches Nokia Lumia 530 with Windows Phone 8.1 OS in IndiaNokia India

Devices' arm of the American software giant, Microsoft has unveiled a budget handset dubbed as Nokia Lumia 530.

"We are moving quickly to help more people experience the uncompromised Lumia technologies, third-party apps and Microsoft services that we deliver on our flagship products," said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president of Microsoft Devices Group.

"Lumia 530 underscores our commitment to making affordable smartphones for everyone, and introducing more people to the best of Microsoft."

The new Nokia Lumia 530 sports a 4.0-inch FWVGA (854x480p) LCD screen and ships with the Microsoft's latest mobile software Windows Phone v8.1 OS out-of-the-box.

Though the number 530 gives an impression of being a successor to Lumia 525, it is a low-end device. It houses 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB inbuilt storage (expandable) and comes with 5.0-megapixel camera with fixed focus, 480p video recording, which is less superior to the Lumia 525. But considering the Lumia 530's price-tag of around €85 ($114/₹6,900), it still makes it a good buy.

Like all Lumia phones, the new phone too comes in an array of bright hued covers like bright orange, bright green, dark grey and white color variant and is said to be made available in select global markets in August.

Check out the Nokia video detailing Lumia 530:

Key specifications of Nokia Lumia 530:

Models Nokia Lumia 530
Display 4.0-inch FWVGA (854x480p) LCD screenPixel density: 246 ppi (pixel per inch)
OS Windows Phone v8.1
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 series 1.2GHz quad-core CPU
Storage capacity 4GB, expandable up to 128GB
Camera Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with fixed focus, ¼-inch lens sensor,(No front-camera)
Battery 1430 mAhTalk time: up to 13.4 hours (2G) and 10 hours (3G)Standby mode: close to 22 days
Network 2G & 3G
Add-ons Micro dual-SIM slots (optional), Bluetooth v4.0 (with A2DP 1.2), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB v2.0,
Dimensions 119.7 x 62.3 x 11.7 mm
Weight 129 g
Colors Bright orange, bright green, dark grey and white
Price Around €85 ($114/₹6,900)

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