The Nokia Lumia 630, the handset that was originally codenamed Moneypenny after the James Bond character, is expected to be unveiled next week at the BUILD conference. The phone has not yet been officially introduced by Nokia, but some retailers in China are already displaying promotional posters for the phone, which gives us the opportunity to confirm some of the specs.
According to the promotional posters, the Nokia Lumia 630 will feature a 4.5 inch display with resolution of 480 x 800. Under the hood is a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU with 1GB of RAM on board. While a 5MP snapper is on back, the phone will not offer a flash, or a physical shutter (which used to be a requirement for the platform). This will be the first Windows Phone 8.1 model that will launch with support for dual SIM, dual standby.
The price of the phone is expected to be 1000 Yuan ($160 USD), and next week we should find out which parts of the world will be first to get the Nokia Lumia 630.
Windows Phone 8.1 is already in manufacturers’ hands, new devices due late April.
Through various sources we’ve been able to verify that starting Wednesday, April 23rd, new phones running Windows Phone 8.1 will be available. It’s not clear which phones those are, but presumably the Lumia 630, Lumia 930 and Samsung ATIV SE (for Verizon) are top contenders. We’re also supposing that this is for US markets although it’s not known at this time.
Likewise for the much anticipated Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview. That program, which is open to anyone with a free App Studio account, is expected to be rolled out by ‘late April’. We’re not aware of a firm date yet for that program, but it is in its final stages of preparation.
The Preview for Developers program will allow anyone with an App Studio account and the Developer Preview app to download and run the final 8.1 bits on their Windows Phone 8 device – much earlier than waiting official updates. While technically for developers, it’s a wink and a nod to the ‘enthusiast community’, who want 8.1 just weeks after its announcement.
Hope you will see windows phone revolution in 2014 and expected to unveil new features and devices from Nokia.
Source: Windows Phone News & Solutions