The Nokia Lumia 530, also referred to as Nokia Rock, first popped up in leaks in mid-March. Back then the only thing we knew was that the handset will arrive with Windows 8.1 Phone on board and most likely will be a successor to the Nokia Lumia 525, hence it would be a lower-end offering. Now the Lumia 530 has surfaced again, this time as the Nokia Rise. According to the tipster the phone will be headed to T-Mobile USA at some point in the future.
Nokia Lumia 530 Rise coming to T-Mobile.
The change of the codename seems somewhat puzzling, though we could have an explanation for that. When last year Nokia released the Lumia 520, T-Mobile launched its own version of the handset, the Lumia 521. Can the Nokia Rock and Nokia Rise be different variants of the same phone? Such possibility certainly exists, although we couldn’t find confirmation of that yet.
Whatever its codename, the Nokia Lumia 530 remains a pretty mysterious device as most details regarding the phone’s hardware are still missing. Like other Lumia phones, the 530 most likely will be available in a multitude of colors. The phone is rumored to feature a WVGA (800 x 480) display of unknown size, Adreno 305 GPU and will ship with Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box.
At this point, what we have missing from the specs sheet is the type and speed of the processor, amount of RAM and internal memory and what kind of camera can we expect. Being a successor to the Lumia 525, the Nokia 530 could sport similar specs. As a reminder, the Lumia 525 has a dual-core 1 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable storage, 5-megapixel rear camera, and a 1,430 mAh battery.
What we do know, however, is that the Lumia 530 will be an entry-level smartphone most likely with an affordable price to match. Last year’s Lumia 520 was launched priced at $45. If the Lumia 530 will bring any updates to the table, it will be probably slightly more expensive, though shouldn’t cost much more than its predecessor.