The Nokia Lumia 630 was quick off the mark, as the first Windows Phone 8.1 handset to go on sale. And now, after confirmation of availability in several parts of the globe, we have another Lumia launch.
The Nokia Lumia 635 is now on sale at $189 outright.
And it brings to the table one crucial feature missing from the Lumia 630 — 4G LTE connectivity. Marketed as an entry level Windows Phone handset, the Lumia 630 offered an attractive blend of features, including dual SIM support in some markets, but it lacked 4G connectivity.
This sister handset, the Lumia 635, rectifies this problem.
It features the same dual-layered polycarbonate design, but is available with a range of glossy interchangeable shells. Other than this additional network capability and support for glossy shells, the Lumia 635 is very much identical to the Lumia 630.
You get the same 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB RAM and 8GB onboard internal storage to go with microSD card support of up to 128GB capacities.
All that is housed in a 4.5-inch IPS LCD screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that features a FWVGA resolution of 854 by 840 pixels. Only a single 5 megapixel rear camera (without flash) handles imaging duties. And unlike the Lumia 630, there is no dual SIM variant of the Lumia 635.
The Lumia 635 is available for purchase in Europe and Asia-Pacific markets right now, with a United States launch scheduled in the coming months.