Nokia is all set to launch the Lumia 630 in India next week. It will be the first Lumia phone which will have the latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS out of the box. It will also be the first device from Nokia (now called as a subsidiary of Microsoft Mobile) after the completion of Nokia-Microsoft deal. From the specification point of view Lumia 630 has a strange mixture of some high-end and mid-end features. Thus it looks like an experimental phone to me, as Nokia has packed some interesting combination of internals in it. May be they are testing the new version of WP 8.1 with different feature sets. Have a look yourself –
CPU – 1.2 GHz, quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, Adreno 305 GPU (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset)
Memory – 512MB RAM (only???), 8GB internal memory expandable upto 128GB via microSD card
Display – 4.5 inches, 480×854 pixels (too low!) IPS LCD with ClearBlack and Corning Gorilla Glass 3
OS – Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1
Camera – 5 Megapixels camera capable of 720p video recording, no front camera and flash
Connectivity – 3G, Bluetooth v4.0, WiFi, DLNA, WiFi Hotspot, MicroUSB v2
Others – FM Radio, A-GPS with GLONASS, 1830mAh battery, two variants single SIM and dual-SIM (micro-SIM)
Color – Bright Orange, Yellow, Green, White, Black
Price – (approximate) US$ 179/Rs. 10500 (single SIM unlocked) and US$ 190/Rs.11500 (dual SIM)
Final words – at this price Lumia 630 is not recommended to buy considering the fact that WP8.1 is going to roll out as an update for many other Lumias soon and other better phones (Lumia 525, Nokia X, Moto E) are available at lower price. Besides, as per their track record, Nokia will definitely launch better WP 8.1 phones (Lumia 635?) in the near future.
Update – Nokia (or Microsoft rather) launched Lumia 630 on May 12, 2014 in India at above prices. It is already available in many countries around the world.