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Nokia Announces Lumia 530, A Cheap Yet Powerful Windows Phone 8.1 Device

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Nokia Lumia 530 unveiled; one of the cheapest Microsoft devices sporting Windows Phone 8.1 OS

Nokia Lumia 530 unveiled; one of the cheapest Microsoft devices sporting Windows Phone 8.1 OS

On Wednesday, the company? announced the all-new Nokia Lumia 530.

The Lumia 530, from Microsoft-owned Nokia, is the follow-up to the commercially successful Lumia 520 model. It is also the latest device to come equipped with the current Windows Phone 8.1 mobile OS. The big announcement actually revealed two variants of the model; one is a single SIM 3G model and the other is dual SIM 3G . The company tagged both devices with an ?85 price (or about $ 115) — that price reflects the amount to be paid before taxes so we can expect a few dollars more added to it when the device finally hit stores.

The newest addition to the Lumia line has a quad-core Snapdragon processor running at 1.2 GHz, 512 MB RAM, and 4 GB worth of internal memory which can be expanded up to 128 GB. The capacitive LCD display measures 4 inches diagonally with an 854 x 480 resolution. With Windows Phone 8.1 powering it, the handset is treated with features like the personal voice-activated assistant Cortana (where available), along with the Action Center and Word Flow.

Since Lumia 530 is an entry-level budget phone, it only has 3G connectivity. The single rear camera comes in modest 5-megapixel with no autofocus or LED flash. However, Nokia attempts to make up for it by including the GlamMe app, which can guide users by voice when taking selfies using the rear camera.

The new model also comes with features like GPS sensor, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and a 1,430 mAh battery said to deliver up to 10 hours of talktime via 3G and 22 days worth of standby time. Both single and dual SIM 3G versions are available in bright green, bright orange, dark grey, and white. According to Nokia, the back shell of the device is changeable to it can match your current outfit or mood.

Here is a video released by Nokia showcasing the newly released Lumia 530:


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