Nokia Lumia 930, Lumia 630, and Lumia 635 announced with Windows Phone 8.1
Today during Microsoft’s Build conference, Nokia announced three new Windows Phones. And yes, among those are both the much-leaked Lumia 630 as well as the Lumia 930, a handset that at one point was said not to be outed on this occasion. Alas, it was.
All three devices run Windows Phone 8.1, the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS, which just got introduced today.
The Nokia Lumia 930 is, as was rumored, basically an international version of the Lumia Icon for Verizon. At least in terms of specs. The design is incredibly similar, but the 930 is a lot more colorful – as you can see in the images below.
The Lumia 930 has a 5-inch 1080p Full HD ClearBlack OLED touchscreen, a 20 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, a 1.3 MP front camera, a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of non-expandable internal storage, 150 Mbps 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 2,420 mAh battery.
It is priced at $599 before taxes and subsidies, and will be out in June – at least two months after the announcement. The rollout will start in Europe, Asia, India, the Middle East, and Latin America. The Lumia 930 won’t be offered in the US because of Nokia’s exclusivity deal with Verizon on the Lumia Icon.
The Nokia Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 are basically the same device, save for the fact that the latter has 4G LTE connectivity, and the former doesn’t. The Lumia 630 does, however, have a dual-SIM version as well, though that’s 3G-only too.
All of the 63x handsets come with a 4.5-inch 854×480 touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 1,830 mAh battery.
The Lumia 630 and Lumia 630 Dual-SIM have 21 Mbps HSPA connectivity, while the Lumia 635 sports 100 Mbps 4G LTE and 42 Mbps HSPA. The Lumia 630 will become available in Asia, Russia, China, India, and Europe in May. It will be priced at $159 before taxes and subsidies for the single-SIM version, and $169 for the dual-SIM variant. The Lumia 635 will be out “broadly”, including in the US, starting in July. It will cost $189, once again before taxes and subsidies are accounted for. Speaking of the US of A, AT&T, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS have all announced plans to sell the Lumia 635.