Despite the noise made by Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s mobile and services division this month, the company still continues releasing Nokia-branded phones. Karel Holub, Nokia Philippines General manager does assure us that operations will continue as is under Microsoft which means releasing quality phones and services. Nokia Philippines, now Microsoft Devices Philippines recently announced the Nokia Lumia 630 Dual Sim, a mid-range budget phone and the first Microsoft device sporting the Windows Phone 8.1 OS upon release.
Nokia Lumia 630 Dual Sim Specs
This mid-range offering from Nokia looks very much like the Nokia X but with rounded corners and larger screen. While the specs looks interesting I was more interested on the improvements on the Windows Phone 8.1. And from the demonstration, it looks like a sleeker OS with added customizations, now with handy notifications and more. It looks like Microsoft did their assignment and is headed to the right direction with improvements in their mobile operating system. The Nokia Lumia 630 Dual Sim is a good way to introduce the new OS to the masses. Check out the key specifications of the smartphone below.
- Windows Phone 8.1
- 4.5-inch ClearBlack Screen (480×854 FWVGA), ~221ppi
- 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor
- Adreno 305 GPU
- 512MB RAM
- 8GB internal storage, 7GB free cloud storage
- microSD support up to 128GB
- 5-megapixel main camera, with autofocus but no LED flash
- No front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- 3G, HSDPA
- Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 129.5 x 66.7 x 9.2mm
- Weight: 134g
- 1830mAh battery
The Nokia Lumia 630 Dual Sim will be available in the Philippines by the end of May 2014. It will have a retail price of Php 7990. Personally I found the price quite competitive in terms of specs. Watch out for my official review.