Nokia has introduced two new budget smartphones – Lumia 530 and Lumia 530 Dual SIM models. Both smartphones are exactly same except the Dual SIM support in the Lumia 530 Dual. The new Lumia 530 runs the Windows Phone 8.1 and is powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile chipset. Nokia plans to offer Lumia 530 in Green, Orange, Black and White colour options.
Nokia Lumia 530 is the successor of the last year’s hot selling budget Windows Phone device – Lumia 520. Nokia has used a design which very similar to the Lumia 620. However, the on-screen menu buttons are de facto in all the Windows Phone 8.1 devices. The new Lumia 530 features a 4-inch display with 480×854 pixel resolution. Nokia Lumia 530 has a quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 mobile processor which is paired with mere 512 MB RAM.
Though it has only 4 GB on-board storage, the smartphone’s expandable storage slot can accommodate up to 128 GB micro SD card. However, users can make the best of the 15 GB free OneDrive storage bundled.
Nokia Lumia 530 has a 5 megapixel fixed focus camera and there is no front facing camera. The dual SIM version of the Lumia 530 will also support one 3G network SIM card. The Lumia 530 is 11.9 mm thick and weighs 129 grams. Other features of the Lumia 530 include WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS support, standard audio port, and FM Radio. It has a 1430 mAh battery.
Lack of a front facing camera, insufficient RAM and a below average battery capacity is likely to mar the prospects of the Nokia Lumia 530 which is expected to be made available globally from August, i.e. next month.