Nokia Lumia 530 allegedly photographed in the wild

Nokia Lumia 530 allegedly photographed in the wild
While Microsoft has yet to confirm the existence of the Lumia 530, it appears that we can now see what the handset looks like in real life. Someone in China recently posted two photos that allegedly show an orange Lumia 530, thus revealing its front and rear sides. If this is indeed the unannounced smartphone, it’s obvious that it resembles the older Lumia 520 and 525 models.

Running Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia 530 features on-screen software buttons, unlike the 525 and 520 (both of which have capacitive keys). Its screen should be a 4.3-inch one, likely with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, while the rear camera doesn’t seem to have an LED flash. Other expected features include a Snapdragon 200 processor, 512MB of RAM, and dual SIM capabilities.

Seeing that the Lumia 635, which is brand new itself, will be offered for as low as $99, the Lumia 530 may cost even less, likely becoming the cheapest Windows Phone 8.1 device on the market. So it looks like Microsoft is very determined to win the hearts of customers who don't want to pay too much for a smartphone. We'll see later this year if it succeeds.


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24 Comments

1. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

I guess it's MS who designed it...

2. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

looks fake to me... see the on screen button, lumia is not using on screen buttons...

3. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

The 630 uses onscreen buttons, so why not the 530?

6. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

ow, i'm sorry, i'm not aware of that. LOL. so if this is legit, then this phone looks ugly...

9. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

I hope it's not legit.....it's fugly dude

16. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Lumia 620 had a similar design , so its more than likely to be legit

21. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

yes. this will be real. even though it is chubby looking compared to the other 5xx 6xx models, it will still be the cheapest one yet.

4. rjmlive

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

I have the 520 but this thing looks really cheap. It seems they likely lost a fair bit of money on the 520 as it's still better than the 635 and this apparent 530. The 520 will go down as the total gem of smartphones for years.

5. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

looks like nokia version of Moto E :D

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Moto E looks better. This is like a toy.

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Correction, both Nokia and Moto are toy

22. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

all phones are toys

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Color is cool but design is ugly.

11. Malhar

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

Again No Flash :(

12. likemorethan1

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

No flash and front-camera, dissapointed

13. Srilankan

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

No Flash, No Front Camera, only 512MB Ram = No Buy

14. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I like the design better than the 520/521. The corners and front edges of the 520/521 are just so uncomfortable in the hand. This seems to be better for handling. Anyway, the 635 is even better, so I don't get any tiny bit excited for this one. One complain about this though: the speaker hole!!! I mean... seriously??? Hope it's fake. xD

15. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Forgot the L630 got the same speaker hole... -_- Anyway, it just looks... wrong on this one. It seems okay on the 630.

17. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Microsoft appears to be focusing on making cheap phones, trying to build share on the rapidly expanding low end of the market, where Android is currently the champ. It'll be interesting to see who is more successful.

18. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

I just got 525 4 months back...and now this?

23. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

525 still better. 1gb ram .

19. RobVLC

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

Snapdragon 200 ¿ARM cortex A7? and 512MB ram? Lumia 525 has S4 play Dual core Krait and 1GB ram, dedicated camera button, capacitive buttons. Lumia 630 should have had: 1GB ram, qHD, flash and front dfacing camera, to leave 530 with that specs. They seem to comete with moto E and Moto G in a strange way... Lets hope to see Lumia 730 with Snapdragon 400, 1GB ram, HD screen, Carl zeiss camera...

24. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

your speculations are just right. for 730 atleast. who knows, it might get snapdragon600 instead. for me its: snapdragon200 for lumia 530. snapdragon400 for lumia 630. snapdragon4/600 for lumia 730 - slim phone. snapdragon600 for lumia 830 - 1gb ram. snapdragon 805/810 for lumia 1030

20. zemunac

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

520 much better looks

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