Nokia Lumia 636 passes certification in China, heading to China Mobile

Nokia Lumia 636

The Nokia Lumia 636, bearing the model number RM-1010, has passed through certification in China. If you're not familiar with the Lumia 636, it's essentially the TD-LTE version of the Lumia 635. It's also worth noting that this will mark the very first TD-LTE Windows Phone from Nokia (now Microsoft after the acquisition of Nokia's devices division).

The single-SIM device itself supports TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA/GSM and runs Windows Phone 8.1. Unfortunately, while the Windows Phone has passed certification in the region, there's not yet a date as to when the Lumia 636 will go on sale in China. We are, however, looking at a device in the lower end of the Lumia family, and one that's hoped to sell well.

Nokia Lumia 636

There's also the mention of a Lumia 638 in the photo above, which could well be the dual-SIM variant.

Source: Teena (Chinese), Baidu; Thanks, hengxiang3240, for the tip!


Reader comments

Nokia Lumia 636 passes certification in China, heading to China Mobile


It will be a good piece if its use is for business purpose. Its should be priced like employees in China can afford this piece. Windows phones for business has a much broader scope to excel in business sector.

Well to be frank with you, a phone that does emails and makes calls, is without a doubt a good business phone. A plus is that it haves Office on it.

Its definitely good device for business. Now all they have to do is marketing. Selling phones to companies in bulk in china.

Well we know Nokia made it and not Microsoft. Many people are being critical of Nokia in regards to low end devices while constantly saying that's the market they need to attack because Apple and Samsung have the high-end market on lock down.

Try telegram clients. They are much faster and more customizable than WhatsApp. Also completely free.

Which one exactly? I'll love a WPCentral article about WhatsApp alternatives, it would be very useful now.

Actually I've wrote a thread about them. And I've PMed Daniel Rubino about that. forums.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-apps/284658-whatsapp-alternative.html

Here in India ppl have their imp contacts on watsapp. Its difficult to survive without wattsapp for a smartphone as of now. Really motherfucking and irritating fb Inc is

See wp platform I the most younger in all its competitors n is competing as a master platform in from of them so its just a matter of time when it will cover its faults n became the class as was Nokia leads in past....(~.^)

Well you said its true that people don't like change. I mean if you can't even change an app, how are you gonna change the OS?!

"this will mark the very first TD-LTE Windows Phone from Nokia (now Microsoft after the acquisition of Nokia's devices division)."


You mean from Microsoft Mobile. Learn the difference between Nokia and Microsoft Mobile, Rich. Once and for all. Here, meet Nokia, the true Nokia, the only company you can and should refer to as "Nokia": http://company.nokia.com/en

And start mentioning Microsoft's D&S division by its name: Microsoft Mobile.


Thanks ;)

In the picture its written: Lumia 630 双卡双待 (Dual sim),probably stating that Lumia 630 is the double sim variant? Dk what is the Lumia 638 xP


There is no official app for Facebook in WP from FB Inc. Now they pull out WhatsApp. Lets see what's the fate of Instagram Beta now on Windows platform.

Stop being melodramatic. If you read the article published yesterday, the pulling of WhatsApp is temporary. They have the app available for BlackBerry and Symbian for Christ sake! Stop worrying about WP "not returning".


Also, the Facebook app on WP is developed by Microsoft in partnership with Facebook Inc.

Ya ya. I know, and I understand well. I guess without the update being ready, WhatsApp shouldn't be pulled out. Donno how long will it take. And taking about the facebook app, we all know how the app works.

Where did you got that from? I said that they have it on those platforms. If they do on them, Windows Phone will not be left out for sure as it's a bigger platform.

How long will this 'temporary' be? It's been a number of days and trust me this is way too long. If a there was a bug on iOS or Android (like they say there is on WP) there would have never taken it off or it wouldn't have go on for this many days. It's sad what's happening to the WP platform this further hurts Microsoft's image and trust is also lost I mean how convenient that this happens when a super cheap phone is being released at an emerging market (Brazil) where the focus is so important. Someone is to blame and I believe Facebook is behind it, WhatsApp also never gave a shit before being bought by FB. I sometimes have fantasies of moving to and using other platforms (it really hurts).

Exactly, I just hope this is not permanently pulled out, I know everywhere it is mentioned as temporary.