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Lumia 530 in SA at R1349

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Microsoft has announced the Lumia 530 in South Africa. An entry-level device running the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, but still offering many of the features found on high-end Lumia smartphones.

Microsoft today announced the availability of the Lumia 530 in South Africa, with a recommended retail price starting at just R1349. A powerful entry to Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia 530 offers many of the features found in high-end Lumia smartphones.

The Lumia 530 provides a good balance of smartphone features at a very affordable price, intending to attract more people into the Microsoft ecosystem.

The Lumia 530 offers the following features:

“With high end apps, features and exceptional build quality at an amazing price, the Lumia 530 sets the benchmark for high-quality, affordable smartphones,” says Shaun Durandt, GM for Mobile Device Sales at Microsoft South Africa. “The target with devices like the 530 is to welcome more people to the Windows Phone ecosystem, with devices that light up Microsoft’s digital work and life experiences.

The Lumia 530 is expected to start sales locally in mid-September and will be available initially in dark grey and white, along with a selection of changeable shells in a variety of colours.

Lumia 530

Operating System

Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan

Display

4.0″ FWVGA LCD display

Battery

Up to 22 hours standby, 13 hours 2G talktime. Battery capacity: 1430mAh

Connectivity

HSPA+ 21Mbps/5.76Mbps, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), BT 4.0, micro-USB

Processor

1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200

Camera

5MP

Memory

512MB RAM, 4GB eMMC with up to 128GB micro SD card support

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