To be in retails from tomorrow Aug. 14 in India, the Lumia 530 dual SIM will be on shelves packaged with latest Windows Phone 8.1 and 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset.
Lumia 530 bears the same chipset that Xolo Win Q900s and Micromax W092, W121 phones have. Interestingly the very cheap and most affordable Windows Phone smartphone launches ahead of WP devices of Xolo and Micromax at a very competing price of Rs. 7,349.
Microsoft Lumia 530 features dual SIM support, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage with support of up to 128GB microSD storage, 5MP rear camera and 4-inch 480 x 854 pixel resolution LCD screen, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, etc.
Last week, Lumia 530 went on pre-orders on Snapdeal.com in India. The device was first announced in July. Indian manufacturers Micromax and Xolo had announced their first Windows Phones in June and July respectively. Xolo Win Q900s was first shipped through Flipkart but was mistakenly shipped with Android version of Q900s to consumers.
On a full fledge retail operational basis, Lumia 530 with Windows Phone 8.1 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 will be the first in India. Although specification of Lumia 530 isn’t as appealing as Xolo’s and Micromax’s WP phones, the price is certainly the important factor of concern for Indian manufacturers. Either Microsoft is stepping in as a lonely wolf, or it’s encouraging other OEMs to take part, as it has been doing lately for its Windows products.