Microsoft announces the Lumia 530 in the UK, available next month for £60

Microsoft has today announced availability for the Lumia 530 Windows Phone in the UK. Starting from September 4, consumers in the region will be able to pick up the smartphone from as little as £60. Taking the mobile experience to the next level with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update, the affordable mobile device is a superb investment for anyone looking for a cheaper option when it comes to smartphones.

The Lumia 530 comes with a 4-inch 854 x 480 screen, 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 CPU, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, microSD card slot up to 128 GB, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 5 MP camera, dual-SIM (GSM + GSM) connectivity and a 1,430 mAh battery. Color variants including green, grey and orange of the Lumia 530 will be available for sale in the UK from EE, Vodafone, O2, Three, Phones 4u and Carphone Warehouse.

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