Lumia 530 is Microsoft’s ‘most affordable smartphone’


Device to be released on September 4 and could come with a SIM-free price of £60

Microsoft has launched the Nokia Lumia 530 smartphone, claiming that its £59.50 list price makes it is the most affordable smartphone it has ever released.

The device comes with Windows 8.1 software, a four inch display, a 1.2Ghz quad-core processor and a five megapixel camera.  It also has space for a microSD card but is not 4G compatible.

Microsoft VP of devices UK and Ireland Conor Pierce said: “With high-end apps, features and exceptional build quality at an amazing price, the Lumia 530 sets a new benchmark for affordable smartphones.”

”The Lumia 530 demonstrates our focus on welcoming more people to the Windows Phone ecosystem.”

The budget handset has been given a release date of September 4 and will be available on EE, O2, Vodafone and Three, as well as Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4U.