Nokia may have seen the Nokia X brand, as well as their lineup of Asha smartphones, go away as a result of Microsoft’s recent company reordering but that doesn’t mean that the company will be abandoning the cheaper smartphone.
Microsoft and Nokia have announced the Lumia 530 as evidence of that. The newest member of the Lumia family is set to offer the sort of specs we got used to seeing in the Nokia X phones, like the 4-inch display which clocks in – on this handset – at 854 x480.
A 1.2GHz quad-core processor will be making its home inside the 530, as will 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage but they’re planning on offering support for up to 128GB of extra space via microSD.
A 5MP shooter rounds out this budget smartphone and, of course, the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system is almost a given.
Check out the video below for a hands-on demo of Microsoft’s newest phone. It starts launching globally from August.
Source: Nokia Conversations