What, oh what can we expect from the Lumia 530? The phone first came to our attention a little over two months ago, as little more than a name. We made the obvious assumptions about another high-value, budget priced model like the 520 or 525, but really had very little to go on. Then just last week we started hearing about some carrier interest, with word that T-Mobile might give the handset a home, but once again we were at a loss for specifics. We’ve still got a long way to go before we fully understand what to expect from the 530, but a new leak gives us a starting point, appearing to compare the phone against the 635 and 930.
We’re not going to get much out of this pic, but it can tell us a little. Assuming that really is the 530 over on the right (not to mention that this is all to scale), we’d be looking at a phone essentially the same physical size as the 635, but with a slightly smaller display – and with the 630/635 at 4.5 inches, this 530 looks closer to the 4.0 to 4.2-inch range. Like the 635, the 530 appears that it will end up with 8.1-style on-screen virtual buttons.
As a consequence of that smaller screen but unchanged body, the 530 looks a bit… well, chunky, we suppose. And while that might not make for the most aesthetically pleasing option, it also means that the phone could be easier to assemble, helping to keep prices down.
Now all we need are for some specs to start arriving.