Microsoft has launched the Nokia Lumia 530 in India for Rs 7,199. The Windows Phone 8.1 running affordable smartphone is now officially available on Nokia India’s online store. Earlier the smartphone was put up on pre-order on Snapdeal.
The Lumia 530 is a successor of the Lumia 525 budget smartphone, which was a updated version of Nokia’s very successful 520 smartphone. Talking of the specifications, the Lumia 530 comes with a 4-inch FWVGA (854×480 pixels) display with 246ppi, which is slightly higher than the Lumia 525’s 4-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) display pushing out 223 pixels per inch (ppi).
The processor has been bumped up from 1GHz dual-core in the Lumia 525 to 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 quad-core in the Lumia 530. Surprisingly, rather than getting all features bumped the Lumia 530 comes with just 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage while the Lumia 525 came with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.
On the photography front, the Lumia 530 sports a 5-megapixel fixed focus camera, and comes pre-loaded with apps like Nokia Camera, Bing vision, and Nokia Glam Me. Connectivity-wise, is supports dual-SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS.
Other features in the Lumia 530 include a 1,430mAh battery which as per company claims can offer up to 10 hours of talktime and up to 22 days of standby time. The phone is available in bright orange, bright green, dark grey, and white colors. The point to notice is that the Lumia 530 has been launched for Rs 7,199, which is much lower than the launch price of the Lumia 525, which was Rs 10,399. However the Lumia 525 has now got a price cut and is retailing online for Rs 8,899.
You can check the following specification comparison tablet to know more about the specs of the Lumia 530 and Lumia 525:
|Lumia 530||Lumia 525|
|Display||4-inch FWVGA (854×480 pixels) display with 246ppi||4-inch WVGA (850×480 pixels) display with 246ppi|
|Processor||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core||1GHz Qualcomm MSM8227 dual-core|
|RAM/internal memory||512MB/4GB (expandable up to 128GB)||1GB/8GB (expandable up to 128GB)|
|Camera||5-megapixel fixed-focus rear||5-megapixel auto-focus rear|
|Software||Windows Phone 8.1||Windows Phone 8 (upgradeable to Windows Phone 8.1 with Cyan update)|
|Price||Rs 7,199||Rs 8,899*|
* price may vary