Microsoft's Build Conference has already started and Nokia has made its highly rumored devices official at the very event. Nokia, a Microsoft acquired company in fact announced a high-end Lumia 930, Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 at the annual meeting of the company.
The Nokia Lumia 630 is priced at $159 (approx. Rs. 9,524) for the 3G enabled single SIM variant and the dual SIM model will be priced at $169 (approx. Rs. 10,123). The phone will retail in a range of colors including green, yellow, orange, white and black. The Lumia 635 will have replaceable shells and will retail in a high gloss finish in a range of colors including green, yellow, orange, white and black. The device has been priced at $189 (approx. Rs. 11,321) off contract.
It should be noted that the latter two devices are the entry level Windows Phone 8.1 handsets. The Lumia 630 will also be seen in Dual SIM variant. The device is not as interesting as it could have been. However, it looks cool though. Moreover, both Lumia 630 and 635 looks very much similar to each other and they share almost all the specs. The only difference is the presence of the 4G LET support in the Lumia 635.
Thus both the handsets comes with a 4.5 inch FWVGA display protected with Gorilla Glass 3. They are powered by a 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. Both variants of the Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 will ship with 8GB of storage that can be expanded via the micro SD card slot. The phone has a 5MP AF rear camera and will also support SensorCore, a chipset based function that tracks your activity data throughout the day and integrates it with the Bing Health and Fitness application. Sadly they lack a front facing shooter. Obviously both run on Windows Phone 8.1 OS and are also powered by the same 1830mAh battery.
The Lumia 635 comes with an LTE connectivity feature and at the given low price point, this could be the only thing in the phone to attract the buyers. This could bring the Windows Phone devices into a major highlight as they both come in very cheap and might be able to fight with the other LTE friendly handsets recently launched. The Lumia 630 along with the 635 are the first devices to have on screen buttons instead of the capacitive controls seen so far on Windows Phone devices.