Microsoft has now released its budget-based Nokia Lumia 530 smartphone in India with its price set at Rs 7349, sending a clear challenge to all other entry-level players in the country. As has been the case lately, the Redmond-based company is still finding it really difficult to let go of the Nokia branding despite having taken over the Finnish company’s business.
Nokia is mainly known for its lineup of affordable phones in India, but it’s taking a serious beating from competitors both from within the country as well as those abroad. Of course, Microsoft did try to trim some fat recently by announcing that it would be ditching the Android operating system and therefore, the unpopular X series of smartphones. Seems as though it’s going to be Windows Phone and Lumia all the way from now onwards.
This latest budget Microsoft offering to enter India grants an option to fans of Microsoft’s mobile OS who’ve been searching for something in the same range as the Moto E. The Nokia Lumia 530 device serves as a successor to the Lumia 520 with a couple of improvements. It features a higher resolution – 854 x 480 pixels – touchscreen display, more expandable storage and a quad core chip, but just 4GB of ROM.
Nokia Lumia 530 key specifications run-through:
– OS: Windows Phone 8.1 OS
– Screen: 4-inch FWVGA display
– Chip: 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 200 processor
– Memory: 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM
– MicroSD card support: 128GB expandability
– Camera: 5MP main snapper
– Dual SIM support
– Millimeter: 119.7 x 62.3 x 11.7 millimeters
– Weight: 129 grams
– Battery: 1430mAh, 10 hours 3G talk time
Head to this link in case you’re planning to buy the Nokia Lumia 530. It hasn’t been released yet, but the product page does have a ‘Notify me’ button you can hit to stay updated about its availability.