Microsoft's Nokia Lumia 530 is now available to buy (only in China for the beginning)

Last month, when Microsoft announced the Nokia Lumia 530, it said that the smartphone would be launched starting August. Well, we’re now in the first week of August, and, as of today, the 530 is available in China, which is the first market to get it.

Microsoft is selling the Lumia 530 for $97 (599 CNY) in China, offering it as the cheapest new Windows Phone handset ever. Like the older Lumia 520 and Lumia 525, the 530 is a pretty small smartphone, sporting a 4-inch display with 480 x 854 pixels. Other features include a quad-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory, microSD card support, and a 1,430 mAh battery. The handset has a 5 MP rear camera on the back, but no front-facing camera. The 530 obviously runs Windows Phone 8.1, and comes with the Chinese version of Cortana.

Later this year, the Nokia Lumia 530 will also be available in the US, where T-Mobile is getting ready to sell it for a price that hasn’t been announced (we assume it won't be higher than $100 anyway).

via: Engadget China (translated)

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Lumia 530
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1430 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

The only way ppl will buy this over the 520 or 525 is if they stop making them. Oh well. This does have one advantage - the bottom buttons are lit up - otherwise it is hard to see them out at night for some ppl.

2. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

the 525 i get it (1GB of RAM), but the 520 ? Also at least in my country the 525 is more expensive than this 530...

4. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, dedicated camera button. But price matters as you mentioned.

5. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Oh, and not sure if the super sensitive screen made it. Doesn't work for me with my 630 but I don't have a 520 to test with atm.

7. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

It also has a better CPU, SD card storage and resolution. That's four things better including what you mentioned, its a good update.

8. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

resolution is basically the same - it has the extra pixels for the buttons. CPU is better, but that wasn't an issue. SD card was available in the older one as well. Unless of course you are saying you can have a 128gb one vs a smaller one.

3. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

More of the same? As usual.

6. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

no not the same but a downgrade !!

11. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Only Samsung makes SAME phones...

9. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Good, china gets the downgrade. Hope everyone boycotts this M$hit and buy 520/525 instead.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Pulling a fast one on clueless chinese. Lol! Their sales will tank with XiaoMi leading the helm.

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