Microsoft to launch $149 Lumia 530 in Australia

Microsoft today announced the Australian launch of their newest entry-level smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 530. The Lumia 530 runs Windows Phone 8.1, has a 4-inch (854×480 pixel) display, a 1.2Ghz quadcore Snapdragon 200 processor, 512 megabytes of RAM, and 4 gigabytes of expandable storage.

By Alex Choros

Microsoft today announced the Australian launch of their newest entry-level smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 530. The Lumia 530 runs Windows Phone 8.1, has a 4-inch (854×480 pixels) display, a 1.2Ghz quadcore Snapdragon 200 processor, 512 megabytes of RAM, and 4 gigabytes of expandable storage. In addition, the smartphone had 3G connectivity, a 5 megapixel camera and is said to provide up to 13 hours of talk time per charge.

Sharing the same colourful design cues as its higher-end brethren, the Lumia 530 will be available in bright orange and neon green, as well more neutral tones such as dark grey and white.

Initial impressions from international markets suggest the Lumia 530 is a solid, budget handset.

The Lumia 530 will be initially be available through Optus retail outlets from the 1st of September, and through other retailers before later in the month. The handset will retail for AUD$149, although Optus will have it available as part of a prepaid bundle costing AUD$129.

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