The first Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1 have hit store shelves, namely the Lumia 630, Lumia 635 and the Lumia 930, and now attention is shifting towards other members of this family.

And one of the more anticipated handsets is the rumored Lumia 530 — direct successor to the highly popular Lumia 520 and Lumia 521 smartphones, the two of which make up the largest slice of the Windows Phone pie.

Now a FCC listing for the model number RM-1020 has emerged, whereby this device received all necessary approvals in Thailand.

Interestingly, this phone also comes with dual SIM functionality, which would make it the second Windows Phone 8.1 handset to arrive with this feature after the Lumia 630. And since this new model is expected to be even cheaper, it could potentially rival the success of Lumia 520 before it.

As the image above shows, the phone has two IMEI numbers on its label, suggesting it is a dual SIM device. Chances are that it also offers dual standby capabilities.

Dual SIM capabilities are highly appreciated in a number of countries, including several emerging markets, and it only makes sense for Microsoft to cater to these demands on its budget smartphones.

However, no official confirmation has been provided on this until now, so take this at face value.

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  1. Steve Fulton / July 9, 2014 at 2:42 pm /Reply

    If this is true, I expect it to surpass the popularity of the 520 and 521. I think it could be a great phone.

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