Nokia Lumia 530 coming to Cricket Wireless?

Nokia Lumia 530 coming to Cricket Wireless?
The Nokia Lumia 520 is the most popular Windows Phone of all time. The combination of its low-price and capabilities had the phone selling like hotcakes in emerging markets. In the U.S., the Lumia 520 and its T-Mobile branded brother (the Nokia Lumia 521) sold well. A sequel, the Nokia Lumia 525, had the same specs except that the amount of RAM was doubled to 1GB. This allowed the newer model to support more apps and content than the original.

The next Lumia phone in the entry-level "value" segment, is the unannounced Nokia Lumia 530. This handset is tipped to be called the Nokia Rock, according to evleaks. A posting by the serial leaker reveals an alleged new destination for the phone in the states, other than T-Mobile. According to that post, Cricket Wireless will be offering the Nokia Lumia 530 aka Nokia Rock, sometime in the fourth quarter. Cricket has been relaunched after its purchase by AT&T as part of the Leap Wireless acquisition.

We expect the Nokia Lumia 530 to offer a slightly larger 4.3 inch screen, compared to the 4 inch glass on the Lumia 520, Lumia 521 and Lumia 525. However, resolution will probably stay at 480 x 800. And we wouldn't be surprised if most of the specs remained the same as those on the Nokia Lumia 525, with a few changes. That would mean a dual-core 1GHz processor under the hood (we could see a bump up in this department), with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of native storage. A 64GB capacity microSD slot would be available, while a 5MP camera would still reside on the back. The 1430mAh battery could remain unchanged, although we wouldn't be terribly surprised to see a larger capacity battery used in order to keep the power running longer.

source: evleaks via WMPoweruser

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10 Comments

1. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Good, keep the platform growing.

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

A qHD screen would be a nice improvement, making it a valid competitor to the Moto E...

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

Windows 8 has never & at this point, probably never will support qHD resolution.

11. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

win 8.1 does reportedly...

3. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

What a great model, the 500 Lumias, my g/f just got a 520, so cheap, fast and fluid ideal size, has all you need really, i even pick that up to make a quick ph call rather than my 1020. A lot to be said for it, long may it continue

5. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

So let me get this straight the 520 is faster to pick up and make a phone call than your 1020? That doesn't make sense.

6. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

It does, seeing that WP is more optimized for lower end hardware than flagship specs.

7. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Still baffling to me why they don't include a flash for the camera. That should be standard! & probably the only thing that will stop me from picking one up.

10. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3125; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It better come to Cricket, it'll be the only way their subscribers ever get 8.1 on a Lumia.

12. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Cricket is just aio wireless rebranded after tmobile didn't like the purple color. They already have it via att and others. Cricket cdma is dead.

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