New Nokia Lumia 530 Rise reportedly headed to T-Mobile
While there aren’t any specific details on the features of the Lumia 530, we’re expecting it to be an affordable entry-level smartphone with a WVGA display (just like the 520 and 525 models). Also, the new handset will almost certainly run the latest Windows Phone 8.1.
As we told you earlier this month, when the Lumia 630 was launched, announcements regarding it no longer mention Nokia’s name - since Nokia’s Deices and Services unit is now owned by Microsoft. So we’re thinking that the Lumia 530 may also be introduced sans the Nokia branding.
We don’t know when the Lumia 530 is supposed to be released by T-Mobile, and neither if the handset will be sold by other carriers (it probably will be, though). Anyway, we assume that more info about this smartphone will be available soon.
1. sgodsell (Posts: 1247; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
If it has 512mb like the 520/521/630/635, it will fail. With more and more apps requiring more memory. Not to mention if you run multiple apps, then you need more ram. 512mb doesn't cut it any more.
5. Dastrix (Posts: 587; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
WP was built for low-end and adapted to high-end. Not the other way around. That won't be a problem.
11. akki20892 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Dude, do u wanna put 3 GB in low end device.
Then try to put 6gb in note 3. Bcoz 3 GB is not enough for high end.
Its a low end device, Its a low end device....did u heard it.
18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)
So much hate in one comment.
Adding 1GB of RAM to make it worthy of a successor would actually be nice don't you think?
22. SeanContra (Posts: 67; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)
We already have Lumia 525 with 1 GB RAM that didn't replicate the sales boom of the Lumia 520. So that's done.
If you meant a 2 GB RAM device on a dualcore phone (I'm speculating here cuz it's clearly gonna be a low end device) is simply overkill IMO.
BUT..... 1 GB RAM backed by a better processor.... Or better yet; A FRIKKIN LED FLASH!!! would take Microsoft/Nokia where the Lumia 520 could not.
29. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3078; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Maybe the 525 didn't sell because it added maybe $1-2 worth of extra RAM, but was priced at three to four times what the 520 costs?
49. SeanContra (Posts: 67; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)
That depends on what part of the world you're from.
Here, in India, the Lumia 525 is priced a bit aboveabout 10% more than the Lumia 520 with the difference in price being just shy of $15(USD) between the two phones.... Which I think is decent pricing.
50. SeanContra (Posts: 67; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)
More like a Lumia 720 at a lower price owing to a smaller screen (and more RAM)
A worthy successor to Lumia 720 would be awesome though.
21. SeanContra (Posts: 67; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)
I wound't say that it would FAIL... just that it wouldn't get the approval of MANY people out there who wish to future-proof their Nokia devices... even though these are low-end phones.
It might sell like hot cakes again if they play it right (like the Lumia 520) ie, if they market it right and to the right demographic regardless of the hardware involved.
Better hardware with decent pricing is what Nokia should do now. They really need to hit the right chords this time around cuz the competition is getting super tight (enter Moto E) :D
46. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Argument is irrelevant from the get go, as Nokia isn't producing phones anymore.
These will be MS branded.
28. mrdoubleb (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
You do know the 520 with 512mb of memory is the most successful Windows Phone EVER, with a 34% market share within the OS, right? The 630 came in below the 520's original price, and the 530 will be even cheaper than that. If they can bring it out in the $100-125 range it will be a huge hit for WP.
39. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2023; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Now we know that Android can't run properly on even a gig of RAM, but WP's different. My L520 runs as fast as my L1520, which says something about the fuss on specs. Specs don't matter on WP. People buy WPs cuz of its performance and UI, not SPECS.
2. wilsong17 (Posts: 917; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Piece of crap with no memory don't wasted your time
4. Dastrix (Posts: 587; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
Last time I checked, crap doesn't need memory, but Samsung seems to think otherwise, right? Too bad Android is still laggy like crap. No matter how much memory, it's still gonna be crap.
6. wilsong17 (Posts: 917; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
I don't use a note 3 for nothing but hey is OK cuz I can buy whatever I like don't matter what you opinion is
9. wilsong17 (Posts: 917; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
How am I spreading bs.. my job requirements is to know every device and system I also ask customer for info and review
23. SeanContra (Posts: 67; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)
You ARE spreading BS.
"Piece of crap with no memory don't wasted your time"
^ you just said that about a phone that hasn't even revealed it's specs yet.... Unless I've gravely misinterpreted your post, you're being a jerk here.
And your job is your problem. Don't screw everybody else's day for your daily bread.... And that's not even your job (from your vague job description)... Unless Google is paying you to talk trash about rival companies and their products. In which case, ask your bosses for a promotion and a pay hike.
Also, your opinion is just as valuable as the next guy's but hey man, why the hate? Would it kill you to be NICE on the internet?
10. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 832; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Too bad Samsung's Androids are still laggy.*
My HTC isn't laggy with Sense 6, nor are Nexus devices laggy.
27. Doakie (Posts: 1254; Member since: 06 May 2009)
The Note 3 only gets laggy once you load a ton of apps on it, it lags just as much as my M7 did before it which so many said was a lag free experience. I've seen iPhones and Nexus' lag too; nothings perfect. Grow up kid.
40. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2023; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
But Samsung accounts for more than 30% of the billion Android devices active. So its pretty safe to say that Android lags on low end specs.
19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Note 3 is buttery smooth so don't spread BS.
41. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2023; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
The Note 3 has 3GB of RAM. That's as much as a few laptops have. But the S5, Samsung's flagship, which has 2GB of RAM, gets smoked by the Moto E in terms of performance, a phone that has half the RAM, and a dual core CPU. So yeah, his "BS" is correct IMO.
8. akki20892 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Then buy the high end phone.
Why u wasting a time here.
17. amasog (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)
learn to use a correct verb tense 1st. lol!
12. LeBrownJames (Posts: 117; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)
Low-end phone. Not expecting great things about it.
14. sip1995 (Posts: 824; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
And now the trolls will say : "Blah blah blah blah blah".
24. SeanContra (Posts: 67; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)
On a less important note;
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LUMIA 530 "ROCK" WTF?
25. Liveitup (Posts: 1244; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Cheap but quality, only WP can run that smoothly on minimal specs. Nokia Rise or Lumia Rise is a badass name.
37. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Wp is still in beta mode. Its not a full OS like WindowsMobile was.
With each new generation of wp, ms has not closes the gap with ios and Android in important ways, but it also diffrentiates in important ways, that might be true in v8 than even before. But at the risk of sounding like a broken record, there are still countless annoyances that trace back to 7.5 or even 7: the status bar that only occasionally appears (who dosen't want to see the time, battery, and signal strength at all times?). The ugly bathroom tiles and screen animations and screen transitions that can turn into annoyances and time wasters after you've seen them 50 times. Pathetic. The lack of unified notification tray.
The fact that the hardware search button isn't contextual (and often appears alongside an on-screen search button that is contextual). The "resuming…. " animation when loading an apps, just today, I pinnef for uber, United, and a real first-party starbucks app. There is still no apps and games.
"Don't let anyone tell you otherwise "
42. elitewolverine (Posts: 1613; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Real first party starbucks app? It is coming actually. Also for what? So you can load your card? While inconvenient I can use the integrated browser for it, and then just quickly switch to the app (sbux) to load the card on sbux to pay for it. Considering my card should have cash while in line, it is not a big deal for me. Conveinence however I would agree first party would be nice. Talk to Starbucks not WP.
The fact that Samsung and other OEM's have been so awkward about the search button. Thankfully now they are going to a three dot menu system too like WP. You talk about fragmentation yet here is a prime example of OEM's using 4 different methods for search....
Status bar on my phone stays put with 8.1, your other gripes are solved with 8.1. Meh android doesn't even have a native file manager, win OS will get one here in a month. Also in wp8, the clocked stayed put, you just touch the clock and everything else showed....not rocket science...
Screen animations? really? Not even a second to do so? That is like you complaining about every Droid having an 'animation' when swiping between home screens....derp derp derp...
The resuming happens because the app has not been updated yet, some apps do not do it some do. Also this is the result of WP giving the apps full memory instead of like android where you can bog the crap out of it down if you don't shut apps off. I can deal with resuming if it means my phone runs smooth.
As for apps again, Uber? the ride service?
United? the airlines?
And yes you are more than a broken record, you are a person who trolls wp articles. You don't see yourself as a troll, but as an owner of 3 droids I do not go into every droid complaining how I am on my 3rd note 3 and it is still shutting down weekly with process.com errors and other crap, even with master resets done. It goes above pissing me off when I am watching Netflix on its freaking great screen that I love and it reboots itself...thanks.
51. semipro1337 (Posts: 67; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
Damn you just owned Arte-8800.
You know hes a robot right? Hes the jaw flapper 8800.
26. timezone (Posts: 80; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
It is great to see more low end phones on Tmobile. This will not be a crap phone
Having said that I am disappointed with Tmobile. They need to balance the low end phones with new high end phones. I have a Lumia Icon on the way to me. I left Sprint for Tmobile when Sprint did not support Windows phones. I was with Sprint for many years. I am about to leave Tmobile for Verizon because Tmobile does not appear to want to hold on to the high end customers. Not a good path because many of the entry level users will eventually transition to high end smartphones.
30. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3078; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
T-Mobile has to make more careful decisions than VZW about where to spend their money.
Quite frankly, investing a lot of money on a high-end Windows Phone device is a waste of money for T-Mobile. That money could go towards Galaxy S5 or iPhone, known proven sellers, not wannabes like WP.
On the other hand, spending a little extra money to get the Nokia 520 going on T-Mobile as the Nokia 521 was a good move. For people who want a low end disposable smartphone like the Nokia 521, T-Mobile is happy to offer.
31. rsiders (Posts: 260; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
I am a T-Mobile customer and a Windows Phone loyalist, and I am sick and tired of entry level phones coming to our shelves. Unlocked has been the only positive for me. I will be getting an unlocked 1520 fall of this year. That is unless T-Mobile finally gets it together.
35. -box- (Posts: 3797; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I have the T-Mo 925, got it on launch day. It's still in the top five Lumias after the 1520, Icon, 930, and 1020. I asked Joe Belfiore during the Reddit AMA about more phones coming to multiple carriers and he said it was in the works, so maybe the next 1520 or 1020 successor will come to us.
47. rsiders (Posts: 260; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
The 925 was perfect------until someone decided that 16gb with no storage expansion was acceptable. The only high-end Nokia device to hit our shelves came with this huge flaw. I just cleared 6gb of the 25 plus of storage that I was using on my unlocked Lumia 920. I have everything from music to videos to episodes of Game of Thrones and even The Legend of the Dragoon disc one via the EmiPSX app on my phone and there is no way the 925 would've allowed me to enjoy the same experience without having to constantly clear storage to add something else. I would really hope for a 925 refresh with 32gb or expandable storage with the 1520/930 internals and the 20mp camera in the future.
36. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Tmobile is not intrestead on Wp platform, they were forced to sell this due to only cause of lowend L520 was selling well
32. colinkiama (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Nov 2013)
You don't need great specs of the os is optimised. Why do you think that iPhones and windows phones run smoothly with dual cores and androids still have some lag at times with quad cores
38. arenanew (Posts: 181; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
i have lumia 610 and plus i have good xbox game is far better than other game like asphalt , subway or blala
43. timezone (Posts: 80; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
raiders, be careful. You need the 1520.3 version to work on Tmobile. The at&T and international versions don't work. I was planning on buying one from negrielectronics or newegg but they are now out of stock. I got impatient and jumped to Verizon. Tmobile will figure things out I believe. They know it is the windows phone users that consider the OS over any other feature. Not true for Android and iPhone users. This is not a slam just a fact that can be used to upsell Windows phone users.
As to the Android trolls that call the windows phones wannabes...you are just jealous. There are enough smartphones for all. You can like the iPhone or Android and I will say good for you. Technology is there to help us, not to divide us. If you stopped the bullying and smelled the roses then maybe you would appreciate the wonder of it all.
44. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1085; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
a Lumia 530 with I gig of ram, 8 gigs main memory and a faster processor sold at may be 50 bucks above the Nokia lumia 525 that would run all the Apps in the current windows 8.1 store would be a good entry level Windows 8.1 smart phone. let hope that is what the New Lumia 530 offers. Microsoft it is ridiculous for you to put on the market a smart phone that cannot run all the apps in your smart phones store.
45. shyguy3763 (Posts: 46; Member since: 27 Oct 2013)
Tired of these cheap phones,when are we finally going to see some new windows high end phones,T-mobile or not!
48. timezone (Posts: 80; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
Shygiy3763, I left for Tmobile because I was tired of waiting. If everyone moved to Verizon then they might wake up. A letter campaign might be a first start. I am afraid my Verizon bill is going to be large. I will enjoy the better network. Sprint did not support the Windows phone but they now have new owners. Tmobile does but more the low end. What will happen if they merge?