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Microsoft has announced the release of the Nokia Lumia 530

Microsoft has announced the release of a new Lumia smartphone – the Nokia Lumia 530.

The Lumia 530 is and entry-level smartphone designed for people on a budget. It comes with Windows Phone 8.1 and 512MB of RAM; along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, which is a 1.2GHz quad-core processor ready for all your apps and games.

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The handset itself is no phablet like most these days, but who says that’s a bad thing?! It features a 4-inch 854 x 480 LCD screen and a 5 megapixel rear camera. The phone doesn’t come with flash and doesn’t feature a front facing camera either, so you’re going to have to put those selfies on hold.

Featuring a minimal 4GB of internal storage, the Lumia 530 also supports microSD cards and comes with 15GB of OneDrive cloud storage, which counteracts the lack of internal memory.

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As for battery life and standby time; Microsoft has claimed that the 1,430mAh battery is able to power the phone for up to 13.4 hours of talktime or 5.5 hours of video playback; which, for a budget phone, isn’t too bad.

The handset itself is set to be available in 4 colours: green, orange, white and dark grey. Price-wise, the handset is to be available at launch for €85, and although no price tag for the UK has officially been revealed, it is suspected to be around the £70 mark; enough to keep any pocket pincher happy!

Source: DigitalSpy

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