Microsoft has outed the latest and probably the cheapest Windows Phone, Lumia 530. Lumia 500 series is known for the cheap yet good value for money handsets and Lumia 530 seems to fit there comfortably. Company sure had to cut corners to keep costs down. The ultimate result is the handset that costs less than $150.
Its design is similar to the previous Lumia 620 but with on-screen buttons rather than physical ones. While the Lumia 530 gets the 1.2GHz quad-core processor,compared to Snapdragon S4 in Lumia 525, RAM has been cut by half to just 512MB. Camera,though is still 5MP, this time around it’s fixed focus module instead of auto-focus on Lumia 520/525. Display remains at 4 inch with FWVGA resolution but drops super-sensitive touch. Good thing about Lumia 530 is it’ll also come in dual SIM variant for nearly the same price. It has 4GB of internal memory and supports microSD cards up to 128GB.
Microsoft has priced the handset for roughly $115,that is before taxes and subsidies. Lumia 530 will run on the Windows Phone 8.1 with Cyan update out of the box. It’ll go on sale from August.