Microsoft Launches Entry-Level Lumia 530

Posted by at 1:26 pm on July 23, 2014

Lumia 530Microsoft today revealed the Lumia 530, a new entry-level Windows Phone that succeeds last year’s 520.

The device features the same colorful design language common to Lumia models and includes interchangeable rear shells for personalization. The Lumia 530 runs Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana, MixRadio, and HERE Maps.

The 530 features a 4-inch 854 x 480 display, is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, and includes a 5-megapixel camera. Connectivity is limited to HSPA at 21Mbps, but it includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and aGPS. System memory is limited to 512MB and storage is limited to 4GB.

The Lumia 530 supports microSD cards up to 128GB and will be sold in a dual-SIM variant in select markets. The Lumia 530 will be available globally and begins shipping in August. The target price point is about $130.

T-Mobile is the only U.S. carrier to voice support for the 530, which it said will go on sale later this year.

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