Nokia by Microsoft Lumia 530 pics emerge: looking cheap and cheerful

Nokia by Microsoft Lumia 530 pics emerge: looking cheap and cheerfulThe colourful chappy to your left? It's the upcoming Nokia Lumia 530, a.k.a. the “Rock”, in other words the successor to the Nokia 520 – the best selling Windows Phone to date.

So says Weibo user iokeyboy, and who are we to argue? After all, it's bright, chunky and affordable-looking, which seems to be the main physical attributes shared by the entry-level Lumia brigade.

Of course this one will probably carry the “Nokia by Microsoft” tagline, if recent rumours are to be believed, but otherwise doesn't seem to differ greatly from the Lumia 520, physically at least.

The bright orange colour scheme is identical to that offered by the new Lumia 630, but otherwise the shell is similarly rounded and chunky like the Lumia 520.

In fact, if anything the bezel looks even chunkier than the Lumia 520's, and yet other recent rumours suggest the Lumia 530 will see a bigger 4.3in display (versus a 4in screen on the 520) despite a slightly trimmer overall footprint of 119.7 x 62.3mm. Doesn't look that way to us based on this evidence.

That aside, the Lumia 530 is said to upgrade the processor from a Snapdragon S4 Pro to a newer Snapdragon 200, while from the evidence of the other pic shared by iokeyboy, there's still no flash on board.

Doesn't sound overly special, does it? Don't knock it – just today Microsoft COO Kevin Turner has revealed that the Lumia 520 has now shifted around 12 million units in total. If its successor can sell in similar numbers it won't be doing too badly.

Via WMPowerUser

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 14, 2014 at 20:29

How cheap could this possibly be when they launched the Lumia 630/635 at 520 prices?

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