The Nokia Lumia 530 has been confirmed for launch in the US through T-Mobile and while the device is scheduled to go on sale starting October 15, it’s already up for grabs through the Microsoft Store and Best Buy. The handset’s price was originally tagged at $79.20, but it can be picked up via the said websites at just $69.99.
The Nokia Lumia 530 is the most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 handset on the market and the said price makes it a great pick over the competition. Apart from T-Mobile, the device is also headed to Cricket which is powered by AT&T’s network. There, it will retail for even cheaper at $49.99, but you’ll have to sign up for a wireless plans.
The one on the Microsoft Store and Best Buy may in no doubt be intended for T-Mobile, but it comes sans any contract. It carries on itself the latest Lumia Denim update and it also provides access to Cortana and many other features recently introduced by Microsoft.
The phone is dual SIM one and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad core processor with 512MB RAM. For storage, there’s 4GB of internal memory and a 128GB compliant microSD card slot. The handset also offers decent battery life through the 1430mAh cell where you can expect up to 10 hours of talk time on 3G networks.
Nokia Lumia 530 specs at a glance:
– Windows Phone 8.1
– 4-inch WVGA IPS LCD touchscreen
– 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 200 SOC
– 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, 128GB expandable
– HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
– 5MP rear camera
– 1430mAh battery
The Nokia Lumia 530 is available in white only, through Best Buy and the Microsoft Store.