Microsoft Devices unveils Lumia 530


Smartphone is the cheapest Lumia to date, and will cost under £100 SIM-free

Microsoft Devices has unveiled the Lumia 530, which it said will be the “most affordable Lumia to date.”

Following on from the launch of the Lumia 520, the new 530 is a dual-sim handset that will enter the market at around €85 (around £70) placing it in direct competition with handsets like the Motorola Moto G, EE Kestrel and the Vodafone Smart 4 Mini.

The handset comes with the Windows Phone 8.1 OS, a 1.2Ghz quad-core Snapdragon processor, a four inch screen and 512Mb of RAM. It has 4GB of internal storage and a microSD slot to support up to 128GB of additional memory, as well as a and a five megapixel camera. There is no front snapper.

Microsoft plans to release the handset at the end of August. It will also be available in a SIM 3G iteration.