Dual-Sim Nokia Lumia 530 close to release

A Dual-Sim version of what is believed to be the Nokia Lumia 530 has passed FCC certification in Thailand. According to the report, the RM-1020 is the international version of the American Nokia RM-1018 device which is expected to be publically announced as the Nokia Lumia 530 in the near future.

The FCC certification shown on the image below not only mentions that the device is heading to Thailand, but also to Australia. The label also shows off two IMEI numbers which means it is to ship as a Dual-Sim, Dual-Active handset, becoming Nokia’s second device to do so.

The Nokia Lumia 530 is expected to have a 4.3-inch display, though will once again have no front-facing camera just like the Lumia 520 it is replacing. According to the FCC, it will also measure in at 119.7 x 62.3mm, around the same size as the Nokia Lumia 520.

Previous reports have suggested that the Nokia Lumia 530 will run Windows Phone 8.1 as standard, have a display resolution of 800x480, a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and have an Adreno 305 Graphics chip.

Dual-Sim phones like the Nokia Lumia 530 have become increasingly popular in the past few years among businesses thanks to improved network coverage and lower costs.

Source: Nokia Power User

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Eder Cardoso said,
1GB Ram Will make it sell even better than 520

True, don't know why they're still sticking with 512MB models but I expect that these could very well be the last Lumias we see with that much RAM.

512MB RAM and no front facing camera... Boring..
At same price point, I guess companies like MicroMax would be offering device like W092...

With the 630/635 being lower this time around compared to the 62x it makes things interesting for the 530 price wise. Makes me wonder how low it'll start off, the 520 started retail at $150 iirc before carriers started dropping the price quick to $99 and then $49. A 530 could come in at $49 to start this time around.

I think $49 off contract would be a bit low, even for super-affordable class. It's more likely to be placed around 80-90, since $99 windows phones are becoming common.

Yeah but if you can already get, say a 630 for $99 then a possible 530 which is even more lower end would have to be under that price in my mind.

I know people will start mumbling about no front facing camera but I think that's a great budget phone for people who want... a phone :)

I wish we would hear more about 630 and 730 at decent prices with those features present.

For me personally I couldn't care less about a front camera facing fone, it's about having a flash. I went a year before my current fone with a 5mpx no flash... it was mostly useless at night

Obry said,
I know people will start mumbling about no front facing camera but I think that's a great budget phone for people who want... a phone :)

I wish we would hear more about 630 and 730 at decent prices with those features present.

Well, the 630/635 is what it is, so any hopes of the whole front facing camera thing and LED flash stuff has to wait for a possible 73x model.

Askew_ said,
For me personally I couldn't care less about a front camera facing fone, it's about having a flash. I went a year before my current fone with a 5mpx no flash... it was mostly useless at night

i dont even care about a flash, 630 is perfect for me, now the question is should i get while, black or green...

I wish MS put at least 1GB RAM. It Will be a noticable upgrade.
I changed my Lumia 920 that had 1GB of RAM to a Lumia 630 with Just 512MB and it os so boring to see the "resuming" page everytime I switch between two or three apps. Please MS MAKE THIS UPGRADE TO LUMIA 520 OWNERS WORTH. RELEASE IT WITH AT LEAST 1GB RAM

Im pretty sure their currently marketing 53X as super affordable, 63X as affordable, 73X/83X as midrange, and 93X as highend. Personally i want a 1020 with updated screen and processor