Nokia introduces new range of Lumias: 930, 630 and 635

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As previously rumoured and leaked, the new Lumias we all expected were unveiled at Build 2014 not necessarily at the #moreLumia event but at Microsoft’s Build keynote. Nokia CEO and incoming Microsoft Executive Vice President for the Microsoft Devices Group, Steven Elop, took the stage to announce the three devices: one high end model and two mid-range models.

The high end model, the Lumia 930, is Nokia’s version of the Verizon Wireless exclusive Lumia Icon which won over the hearts of many a Windows Phone fan. As such, it borrows heavily (basically everything) from the Icon right from the looks to the specifications.

The Lumia 630 and 635 are the two devices Nokia will be looking to woo the mid-range segment of the market with. As you will note from the spec sheet, the difference between the two is just in the networking standards. The former will be a 3G variant while the later will have 4G/LTE capabilities.

Lumia 630 dual SIM

Here are the specs of the three devices:

Lumia 930 Lumia 630 Lumia 635
Dimensions & weight 137 x 71 x 9.8 mm, 167 g 129.5 x 66.7 x 9.2 mm, 134g 129.5 x 66.7 x 9.2 mm, 134g
Display 5 inch 1080×1920 pixels (441 ppi) ClearBlack OLED display with Super Sensitive Touch 4.5 inch IPS LCD 480 x 854 pixels (218 ppi) 4.5 inch IPS LCD 480 x 854 pixels (218 ppi)
Processor Quad-core Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.2 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2 GHz
Memory 32 GB internal storage (no microSD card support) /2 GB RAM 8 GB internal storage (upgradeable via microSD upto 128 GB) / 512 MB 8 GB internal storage (upgradeable via microSD upto 128 GB) / 512 MB
Camera 20-megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS lens and dual LED flash (plus OIS) and a 1.2 MP camera on the front. 5 MP/no front facing camera 5 MP/no front facing camera
OS Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone 8.1
Battery 2420 mAh 1830 mAh 1830 mAh
Others Nano-SIM, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, FM radio Micro-SIM, Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n, FM radio Micro-SIM, Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n, FM radio
Network GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHzUMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHzLTE: 800 (band 20), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHzData: LTE Cat4 Downlink 150 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHzUMTS: 900, 2100 MHzData: HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHzUMTS: 900, 2100 MHzLTE: 800 (band 20), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHzData: LTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS

All the three devices will be available later in June running Microsoft’s newly announced Windows Phone 8.1 that brings much needed additions like Cortana, a voice assistant like Apple’s Siri, the WordFlow keyboard that brings swiping capabilities to the Windows Phone keyboard and other features like the ability to add custom backgrounds.

The Lumia 630 will be available in two variants: 3G single-SIM and 3G dual-SIM. The Lumia 635 on the other hand is a 4G/LTE single-SIM only device.

The Lumia 930 will be available to buyers worldwide save for the US where those who want it will have to make do with Verizon Wireless’ exclusive, the Icon. It will go for $599 off-contract. The Lumia 635 will go for $189 off-contact while the dual-SIM and single-SIM Lumia 630 will go for $169 and $159 respectively.

 

 

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