It appears that Nokia is having a hard time keeping their upcoming Lumia 530 away from prying eyes. An image surfaced online, first reported by Geekongadgets.com, showing a group of handsets that is supposed to run on the latest Window Phone 8.1 platform.
The Nokia Lumia 530 is the apparent sequel to the very successful Lumia 520 which is also the best selling Windows Phone so far. Unsurprisingly, Nokia will want to have a new model that will follow Lumia 520?s footsteps. The Nokia Lumia 520 is mid-tier device aimed at the more budget-conscious smartphone market. It is a device running on Window Phone 8 OS with a 4-inch display and a single, 5-megapixel rear camera.
Judging from the blurry, leaked photo above, the Lumia 530 may have a 4.3? display since it appears to be slightly smaller than the Lumia 630?s 4.5? screen. That is somewhat larger that its predecessor?s 4-inch, 800 x 480 pixels display. It can also be observed that the new model has no physical navigation button, absent front-facing camera, and uses similar on-screen keys as the Lumia 630.
Since the image of this upcoming Nokia handset appears alongside two other devices in a Windows Phone 8.1 buying guide, it can be safely deduced that it will also run on the said OS. Although the same guide did not mention anything about the release date, tech observers claim that the mere appearance of this leak hints an impending release.
Reports surfaced a week ago saying that Nokia Lumia 530 is set to come to US telecom T-Mobile soon. This speculation is further reinforced by a tweet coming from Evleaks, a serial tech leakster. In the tweet, Evleaks claims that all Lumia 530 phones to be released by T-Mobile USA will be called ?Nokia Rise.?
The rest of the Nokia Lumia 530?s specs are still shrouded in mystery. Based on the picture above, having the Nokia logo printed on the front suggests that the model is already in the works even before Microsoft acquired Nokia. But the fact that this device is aimed at the more price-aware market, it won?t be surprising that it would be packed with 512 MB worth of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage or less ? making the existence of a memory card slot quite necessary.
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