New Nokia Lumia 530 with Windows Phone 8.1 allegedly pictured


It seems that we can now take a look (for the very first time) at the unannounced Nokia Lumia 530 - a new handset that’s supposed to arrive later this year as the successor to the Lumia 520 and Lumia 525.

Reportedly, GeekOnGadgets found this low-res image of the Lumia 530 (seen above) in “a guide displaying the available WP 8.1 devices.” The image is showing the new device next to the Lumia 930 and Lumia 635. The 530 has a display that’s a bit smaller than the 4.5-inch screen of the Lumia 630, most likely measuring 4.3 inches. Other than that, there aren’t too many details about the 530. However, we can safely assume that this will be an affordable, entry-level smartphone.

Like the Lumia 635, the 530 runs Windows Phone 8.1 - and we can see that it has on-screen keys, instead of hardware buttons.

While there is no word on when Microsoft (which now owns Nokia’s Devices and Services unit) intends to release the Lumia 530, we know that the handset is supposed to be available in the US via T-Mobile. Let's hope we'll hear more on this soon.

source: GeekOnGadgets via GSM Arena

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18 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

520 design is good then why they changed.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7519; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

They need to get rid of the low resolution 800x480 or 854x480. Don't use that really low resolution any more.

15. hurrycanger

Posts: 1769; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I don't think it's good. The edges in the front and the corners on the 520 made it a pain to use with one hand. There was no grip on the 520. The corners on this 530 seems better, and I hope the front isn't as edgy as the 520.

2. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

So... bezels are inversely proportional to price?

6. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

yes, making thinner bezels is more expensive...

10. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I know but the 530 looks extremely bad... like a 1st Gen iPhone...

3. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The L630/635 only barely better than L620/625 and even L520/525, l wonder about L530.

4. PressStart

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

930, please, come to TMo. We'd love to have you.

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Sorry but its only available around the world except USA. Usa got icon. But don't worry u can get from eBay or amazon soon...but full price.

5. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

i am tired of waiting any leaks of lumia 725 or lumia 730. please bring it nokia, i want to buy my first wp device.

18. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

same here, im waiting for the successor of the Lumia 720 cuz i have one and its a great WP8 device. it would be nice to see it with the sme design, improved camera (8mpx carl), and larger higher res screen...

8. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Maximum bezels.

9. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

i need suceesor of lumia 730 have 4.7 inch snapdragon quadcore processore , ram 1.5 gb , window 8.1 . camera 8 mp carl zeis lens optics , front cam 2 mp with lens . price 200 $ i will definately buy

11. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The new Nokia 530 must have 1 gig of ram so that it will be able to use all the apps in the Windows phone 8.1 store. it has been reported that the Nokia Lumia 520 could not use some apps in the Windows 8.1 phone store because it only had 525 megs of ram. It would be nice if it could get a 720 screen but most Windows phone 8 entry level economy smart phones do not get a 720p screen which in another 6 months should get cheaper because of the screens coming out that have a resolution higher than 1080p.

14. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Then it would make Lumia 630/635 and the rest of 512mb WP owners envy, just what exactly happened when the Lumia 525 was released.

12. SeanContra

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

YES!!! More news on this phone please! Lumia 530!!!

13. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

PS: Look for Microsoft to drop the Nokia brand name in about a year and just have Lumia smart phones names like- Lumia "Aroara"- smart phone ect.

17. Super3310

Posts: 91; Member since: May 06, 2014

Ik gonna buy this for my kids . They always do schoolworks like powerpoint,word,etc

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