Microsoft launches lowest priced Windows Phone to date, the Lumia 530
Microsoft is almost more like Blackberry. Two manufacturers that are both refusing to let the smartphone business die a silent death. With Microsoft’s version of Android phones closed down by Satya Nadella, today Microsoft launched the cheapest Lumia yet. It’s the first post-Nokia era smartphone from the software giant.
The Lumia 530 doesn’t come with high-end specs for a cheap price range like the Mi4 that was launched yesterday by Xiaomi. No. The Lumia 530 is a mid-range handset for people who are looking for fairly low-budget smartphones. For $114 you’ll get a 4-inch display, with a resolution of 854×480 pixels (246 ppi), a quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 512 MB of RAM and 5 MP Camera. The Lumia 530 also comes with 4 GB internal storage with support for up-to 128 GB microSD storage. There is also free 15 GB Cloud storage if you buy the phone that also features a 1430mAh battery.
It’s also best to note that unlike the latest trends of considering the probability of someone taking a selfie with a phone, then including a powerful selfie camera, Microsoft believe you won’t be taking selfies so much with this one. So they didn’t include a front camera. Microsoft’s love for phones in many colors will also continue here. The phone will come in green, orange, dark grey and white colors. The Lumia 530 will also come with interchangeable covers.
Like it’s older siblings, the Lumia 530 will have both single and dual SIM 3G variants. The phone is set to pack the latest Windows Phone 8.1 software. At least you’ll get to use Cortana if you’re gonna buy it. A global roll out of the smartphone will begin next month.