Microsoft Devices today announced the much rumored Lumia 530 with the Lumia Cyan software and Windows Phone 8.1. The Lumia 530 comes in both single SIM 3G and Dual SIM 3G versions and will be available in European region initially for €85 and €100, respectively.
Designed as a budget phone, the 530 features a 4.0-inch FWVGA display with a resolution of 854 x4 80 pixels at 246ppi, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 5MP main camera and 3G connectivity. The phone includes 4GB of internal storage expandable to 128GB via a microSD card.
“We are moving quickly to help more people experience the uncompromised Lumia technologies, third-party apps, and Microsoft services that we deliver on our flagship products,” said Jo Harlow, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Devices Group. “Lumia 530 underscores our commitment to making affordable smartphones for everyone, and introducing more people to the best of Microsoft.”
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The low-end phone weighs 129g and measures 119.7mm x 62.3mm 11.7mm (HxWxT), and comes with colorful changeable shells i.e. bright green, bright orange, dark grey and white. With general connectivity options, it boosts 1430 mAh battery that lasts up to 10 hours on 3G, according to specs sheet.
The Lumia 530 will be available globally, with early availability in European countries in August 2014.
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In addition, Microsoft has also showcased the new Bang mini speaker by Coloud for €19, as the companion to the Lumia 530. The portable and reachable speaker connects to your phone via the 3.5mm headset jack and serves up to 8 hours of sound. Although the speaker won’t hit the market this month, but will be available in the coming weeks.