Nokia Lumia 530 goes official with Snapdragon 200 CPU

Nokia Lumia 530 goes official

The Nokia Lumia 520 just got a successor. However, the new phone doesn’t sound much of an upgrade over the 2013 phone which was Microsoft/Nokia’s best-selling smartphone since last year.

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The Nokia Lumia 530 was announced with the same 4-inch touchscreen display, only with a taller 480 x 854-pixel resolution. The screen is still TFT, though it’s been 16 million colors in both generations of the phone.

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The Lumia 530 inherited a 512MB RAM from it’s predecessor, but the processor has been refreshed to a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 CPU and Adreno 302 graphics processor. The new smartphone runs on Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.

There’s also a 5MP main camera, with no sight of LED flash or secondary camera. The battery is still the sameĀ  1430mAh battery (BL-5J) but Microsoft has promised a better battery life of at least 528 hours on standby.

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Pricing for the Lumia 530 starts at $114 for the single SIM version and $135 for the dual SIM edition.

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