Photos show successor Lumia 520 with virtual navigation keys

Photos of what appears to be the unannounced Nokia Lumia 530 have appeared on Chinese social media. The photos show that the successor to the 520 uses virtual navigation keys and does not have a front camera.

The Lumia 530 is rumored to have a slightly larger screen than its predecessor; namely one with a diagonal of 4.3”, compared to 4” with the 520. Under the hood, the Lumia 530 would have a Snapdragon 200-soc with a clock speed of 1.4GHz in combination with 512MB internal memory.

According to WMPoweruser, the Lumia 530 will carry a price tag of $179. If there is actually a successor to the Lumia 520, that seems a logical step. Sales of all Lumia smartphones tripled to 8.8 million last year; according to the manufacturer, this was mainly due to its cheaper model, the Lumia 520, which is currently available for less than a hundred euros. Incidentally, the 530 will not be the first Lumia with virtual buttons if the information is correct: the Lumia 630 and 635 already had that.