New Delhi: Microsoft's latest budget Windows Phone 8.1 handset, the Lumia 530, has gone on sale in China, priced at CNY 599 (Rs. 5,900 approximately). While announcing Lumia 530 last month, Microsoft had said that the handset will be rolled-out in select markets starting August. It is not clear when the phone will be launched in India.
The Lumia 530 was launched alongside its dual-SIM variant, Lumia 530 Dual SIM. Both the handsets come with identical specifications, except that the latter supports dual-SIM functionality.
The new Lumia handset runs Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan update and supports firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updates. The Lumia 530 will be available in Bright Orange, Bright Green, Dark Grey, and White colour variants. Further, the Lumia 530 sports changeable rear shells.
The Lumia 530 comes with 4-inch FWVGA (480x854 pixels) LCD display that offers a pixel density of 246ppi. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 alongside 512MB of RAM. It sports a 5-megapixel fixed focus rear camera and also comes preloaded with digital camera add-ons such as Bing vision, Nokia Camera, and Nokia Glam Me.
The device offers 4GB of inbuilt storage which is further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The Lumia 530, much like other Lumia handsets, comes with 15GB free OneDrive cloud storage space. It packs a 1430mAh battery which is rated to deliver up to 10 hours of talk time and up to 528 hours of standby time. The smartphone comes with GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth (4.0), GPS and Micro-USB connectivity options.
Notably, both the Lumia 530 and Lumia 530 Dual SIM support Micro-SIM cards.