It’s here! In a press conference in New Delhi, Microsoft today announced the availability of Nokia Lumia 630 in India. The Windows Phone will be available in the market from May 16. As was expected, there was no mention of the Nokia Lumia 930 at the event.
The Nokia Lumia 630 comes in two 3G variants and is the first Lumia with dual-SIM. The phone of course runs on Windows Phone 8.1. The single SIM variant will be available at a best buy price of INR 10,500 and the dual SIM variant will be available for INR 11,500.
Announced at the Build conference in April this year, the Nokia Lumia 630 features a 4.5-inch IPS ClearBlack display with 854 x 480 pixels resolution. It runs on a Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor at 1.2 GHz. There’s a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a microSD slot behind the back cover for expandable storage. The Lumia 630 though does not have camera flash and packs in only 512MB RAM.
The Smart Dual SIM features an innovative dual SIM experience. Two separate phone and messaging tiles in different colors keeps calls, contacts, messages, and calendars of each SIM separate, although, one can also link both phone tiles into one and/or link both messaging tiles into one.
Also, the new SensorCore brings low power motion sensing to help people track their activity all day using apps like Bing Health and Fitness.
The phone boasts of a new matte polycarbonate design with changeable shells available in bold new colors - orange, green, and yellow - in addition to matte black and white.
- Operating System: Windows Phone 8.1
- Display: 4.5-inch FWVGA display, ClearBlack LCD, Gorilla Glass 3
- Battery: 1830mAh
- Processor: 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
- Memory: 512 MB RAM, 8GB eMMC with 128GB micro SD card support
In India, the Lumia 630 will come pre-loaded with premium video app BoxTV free of cost for 2 months, free eBooks worth INR 2000 on Flipkart, six free games by Gameloft, and the nexGTv app for cricket fans, allowing them to live stream all the IPL action for free. Also, all Vodafone subscribers can also enjoy 1GB of 3G data per month for a period of 2 months on the Lumia 630.
Dual SIM on Windows Phone has been clamored for since long in the Indian market, and Nokia Lumia 630 brings that advantage to users. Also, it's the first Windows Phone 8.1 device in India. I think Microsoft has hit the right mark with the pricing as well, Are you looking forward to pick or recommend one? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!