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.
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.