Lumia 630 is The First Smartphone With Windows Phone 8.1 OS

Microsoft has announced the Lumia 630, the first commercially-available smartphone with Windows Phone 8.1. The company says that the phone delivers uncompromised Microsoft user experience at low price point. The Lumia 630 is equipped with 1,2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 4.5-inch FWVGA display, 8GB of internal storage, 5Mp rear-facing camera, 1820mAh battery and 3G connectivity.

The phone has only 512MB of RAM; but Windows Phone 8.1 is known for its ability to run in low-resources environment. The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and based on ClearBlack LCD display technology. With 221ppi of pixel density, the phone may not provide the sharpest image quality around, but text should be perfectly readable. The front-facing camera is the most glaring omission and it would deter any budget-conscious users who take selfies regularly.

The phone starts at around €119 or $160. There’s also the dual-SIM version of the phone, which is a bit more expensive at €129 or $176. Color options available for the phone includes yellow, green, orange, white and black. It is interesting to note that although the phone has the Nokia logo, the press release doesn’t mention the name Nokia at all. Microsoft has effectively acquired the Devices and Services department from Nokia.