Nokia, or rather Microsoft, has announced the launch of its latest mid-range Windows Phone smartphone, the Lumia 630 here in India for best buy price of Rs. 11500. This is for the dual sim version, but they also have a single sim version for Rs. 10500. The Lumia 630 is the first device to come out with Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box, and hence carries a lot of new features never seen before on a Windows Phone device before.


The Lumia 630 comes in five bright colours with swappable shells for those who like to customise the looks of their smartphone. It carries a 4.5-inch WVGA display (845×480 pixel) with ClearBlack technology and Gorilla Glass 3 on top of it. Nokia is playing around with its hardware with some strange choice of internals. The Lumia 630 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and has just 512MB of RAM. It comes with just 8GB of internal storage, but has a microSD slot to boost the storage unto 128GB. With Windows Phone 8.1 supporting “move apps to SD” feature, this will be a great addition for many.

Being a low to mid end device, camera specs aren’t too flashy either. The Lumia 630 comes with a 5MP shooter at the back and lacks a front camera altogether. It has a decent 1830mAh battery and has the latest Bluetooth 4.0 support.

The phone has gone on sale in other countries like Australia, Italy, Germany and many other European countries. Considering it’s a quad-core device, many people were expecting it to come with at least 1GB of RAM. But Nokia has chosen to keep that at 512MB, and will possibly announce a successor (Lumia 640?) with 1GB of RAM and a front facing camera, maybe. Remember Lumia 525?

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