It seems that Nokia is trying to make up for the absence of new Windows Phone devices at the MWC. Recently, two new Lumia phones have been rumored to be in the works and it looks like more are on the way. If the notorious tipster @evleaks is correct (and it would be surprising if he wasn’t), a Nokia Lumia 530 might be joining the Lumia 630 and Lumia 930. Codenamed Rock, the Lumia 530 appears to be a successor to the Lumia 525 and most likely will be released with Windows Phone 8.1 on board.
Nokia Lumia 530 Windows Phone 8.1
Aside from the name, not much is known about the Lumia 530. Since the phone is said to be a successor to the Lumia 525, it certainly won’t be a high-end device and consequently should be pretty affordable. The handset is expected to run Windows Phone 8.1, so it’s very probable that it will sport on-screen buttons and dual-SIM support. It may also ditch the dedicated camera button.
Hopefully, the latest version of Microsoft platform won’t be the only improvement over the Lumia 530 predecessor. Not that the Lumia 525 was bad in any way, but a bigger screen and a slimmer profile would be a welcome change.
However, in case Nokia decided to keep the same set of specs it used for the Lumia 525, you can expect a 4-inch display with WVGA 480 x 800 resolution and a dual-core 1 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor paired with 1 GB of RAM 8 GB of expandable storage, to start with. Other features could include 8 GB of expandable storage, 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1,430 mAh battery a basic connectivity options such as 3G data, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and A-GPS. If we were to conclude something from its Rock codename, we could speculate that the Nokia Lumia 530 might focus on music.
Nokia is expected to hold a special event on April 19th. Chance are that on that day the company will announce its new Lumia phones, including the 530.