Microsoft will be holding their yearly BUILD event on April 2-4 and that’s when the company is expected to announce some changes and probably unveil new products. What every Windows Phone is looking forward to, obviously, is the release of the Windows Phone 8.1 update, since the Windows 8.1 version has been released for quite a while now. Thus, Redmond is slowly trying to align its product launches as near as possible.
Since Microsoft has basically taken over Nokia, it’s expected that the Finnish giant will unveil some new handsets, as well. One of the talked about handsets is Nokia Lumia 630, which is said to be the first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone to come with dual-SIM capabilities. The Lumia 630 is expected to get unveiled on April 2, along with new color version for the Lumia 1520 and possibly a new Lumia 930 smartphone. What’s sure is that there will be a Nokia event on April 2, as the company made it official on their website:
If you BUILD it, they will come… What makes 2014 so special is the exciting Microsoft and Nokia partnership, and boy, have we got some treats lined up for you
Nokia will probably team up with Microsoft for the event, with the latter focusing on the new Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and Nokia on the new handsets. After passing certification in Thailand and Indonesia, fresh information has appeared on a Chinese website, detailing the the price and availability, among other details. Thus, the Nokia Lumia 630 could be launched in Mainland China sometime in mid-April for about $150. The smartphone will probably be aimed at emerging markets, so it should launch in about the same time in India, as well.
The Lumia 630 will support GSM/WCDMA networks and will feature dual standby. It could come with virtual navigation buttons and a large 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 854 x 480 pixels resolution. I hope I’m not mistaken, but this will be the first time when Nokia will release a 4.5 inch device with such a low price. There won’t be a physical camera button and LED flash, but this shouldn’t bee too much of a hindrance. The camera is said to come with a sensor of five megapixels.
On the performance side, it is expected to come with 1GB of RAM and a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. We also have its dimensions – the Lumia 630 is said to measure 129.5 x 66.7mm. Obviously, it will come only with 3G but let’s hope it will work on all the major carriers especially in emerging countries.