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Nokia Lumia 530 Launched; to Compete with Moto E, Micromax Unite 2, Asus Zenfone 4


Microsoft’s Indian-origin honcho Nadella knows how Indian market works and his strategic cheapest phone Nokia Lumia 530 has hit the shelves on Thursday priced Rs.7,349 but not without receiving criticism about its features.

Microsoft’s Nokia Lumia 530 will now compete with similar low-priced mobile phones such as Moto E, Micromax Unite 2 and Asus Zenfone 4. It is an improvement from its previous version Lumia 520 in terms of a newer OS version, faster processor and slightly better screen resolution.

Lumia 530 features include a 4-inch screen with 854x480p resolution, using the Windows Phone 8.1 OS, packing a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor to speed up and easily handle the most demanding apps.

With 512MB RAM under the hood, it can easily manage the data ready for view. It comes with 4GB internal storage, 15GB OneDrive storage and supports 128GB microSD external cards. It is good to download and use messaging apps, especially Line, Viber and Skype to stay connected.

Coming to camera, it has only one back camera with 5MP capacity but without any LED flash. One key feature is that it can use the internet of 2G, 3G and Wi-Fi networks, transfer data via Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0. The battery of Nokia Lumia 530 is slightly better with 1,430mAh battery and the device comes in orange, green, white and grey colours.

Ironic but the company has listed the prices of all its phone at higher cost on its website but in commercial shops or e-commerce websites, the discount is anywhere in the range of 20 to 25 percent.

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