Microsoft took the wraps off the Nokia Lumia 530 smartphone based on Windows Phone 8.1 operating system in July. Soon after the official unveiling, the dual SIM variant of the handset was listed on the Nokia Shop website in India. Now, the Lumia 530 dual SIM  model is officially launched in the country carrying a price tag of Rs 7,349.

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To recap on the specifications, the Lumia 530 features a standard 4 inch FWVGA display that carries a resolution of 480×854 pixels. Under the hood, the dual SIM device employs a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset that ticks at 1.2 GHz. This processor is aided by Adreno 302 graphics engine and 512 MB of RAM.

The imaging department is taken care of by a 5 MP primary snapper, but it lacks auto focus, LED flash and a front-facer for enhanced photography performance and video calling. Also, there is standard 4 GB of internal storage space that can be extended externally by a whopping 128 GB using a micro SD card. Other goodies onboard the Lumia 530 include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a 1,430 mAh battery.

The handset comes pre-loaded with a Snapdeal application and those users who shop using this Windows Phone Snapdeal app get Rs 3,000 discount from the retailer. Also, there is an opportunity to win 6 free movie tickets from BookMyShow.

The Nokia Lumia 530 is available in a slew of color options such as Dark Grey, Orange, White and Green. Moreover, the Airtel subscribers get 500 MB of free 2G or 3G data free per month for 2 months.

Regarding the launch, Viral Oza, Director-Marketing, Nokia India, a subsidiary of Microsoft Mobiles, said, “The affordable smartphone segment is growing exponentially, driven primarily by youth who are constantly looking out for smartphones with power packed features at affordable prices. We, at Microsoft Devices, are committed towards helping people experience the uncompromised technologies and services that we offer on our Lumia devices. Lumia 530 builds on the legacy and success of Lumia 520 and will help us consolidate our position in this segment further. With its innovative design, the latest Windows Phone 8.1 and signature Lumia experiences, the Lumia 530 3G Dual SIM is the perfect device for those who are looking for a distinctive smartphone.”

Key Specs

Model Nokia Lumia 530
Display 4 inch, 854×480
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon 200
RAM 512 MB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB
OS Windows Phone 8.1
Camera 5 MP
Battery 1,430 mAh
Price Rs 7,349