Microsoft has quietly listed the Lumia 530 on its official India store for Rs 7,349.Though the image has ‘Coming soon’ printed on it, the page now says it is ‘in stock’ and the company promises to deliver it within four working days. It is available in green, dark grey, white and orange.
The Lumia 530 dual-SIM 3G variant has been launched in India. Specifications of the smartphone include: a 4-inch FWVGA LCD display with 854 x 480 pixels resolution, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 and 512MB RAM, along with 4GB storage space with up to 128GB micro SD card support.
The battery has up to 22 days standby, and 13 hours of 2G talk time. The battery capacity is 1430mAh. Connectivity options include HSPA+ 21Mbps/5.76Mbps, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 and micro-USB.
It gets 5-megapixels rear snapper and no front camera. Also the 512 MB RAM is likely to seem too little for users, especially when budget Android phones are launching with 1GB RAM. For instance the Motorola E, which is priced under Rs 7000, has 1 GB RAM.
The Lumia 530 will run the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 and comes with features such as the one-swipe notification from Action Center, and the fast Word Flow keyboard. Users will also get an additional 15 GB of free cloud storage on Microsoft OneDrive.
Microsoft has teamed up with Airtel to offer free 2G and 3G data offers for new and existing Airtel users. This offer is valid up to October 31.