Nokia has announced the successor to the Lumia 520 and 525 in the form of Nokia Lumia 530. The device takes several cues from the recently launched Nokia Lumia 630 in India which became the first device to come with Windows Phone 8.1 as well as pack in a Dual SIM configuration. We played around with the Nokia Lumia 630 and for a majority of it, really liked what the device offered. The Nokia Lumia 530 takes a lot from the table of the 630, none more so than packing Windows Phone 8.1 with an optional dual sim configuration, lack of a dedicated camera shutter button and no front facing camera.
The Lumia 530 is expected to appeal to customers who cannot afford the Lumia 630 and as a result will have to make do with some cost cutting measures taken by Nokia. The Lumia 530 packs a 5 MP Fixed Focus camera, yes you read that right, without an LED Flash for a start. There is a Snapdragon 200 SoC at the heart of the phone with 1.2 GHz clocked four CPUs. The phone is powered by a 1430 mAh battery and has a 4 GB internal memory expandable via a Micro SD card and 512 MB of RAM. Just like the Lumia 630, the navigation buttons on the Lumia 530 are on screen.
Just like other Lumia devices, the Lumia 530 will be available in several colors including orange, white, grey and green. The device is expected to go on sale in August for a price of 85 Euros without any tax subsidy. Indian release date of the device is not yet known but you would estimate it to be around end of August for about Rs 7,000 mark.
The Lumia 630 was not the only announcement as Nokia also announced the Coloud Mini Speaker for 19 Euros. The device joins the plethora of accessories that Nokia has released and it is good to see that despite the Microsoft acquisition, Nokia is continuing to foray into the accessory market. The Coloud speaker is a wired portable speaker that you can connect to the 3.5 mm audio jack of your device. It provides about 8 hours of continuous playback before the need of charging.