Post Nokia takeover, Microsoft announces new entry-level dual SIM Lumia 630


Microsoft Mobile Devices Philippines has announced the local availability of the first Dual SIM Lumia 630 Windows smartphone, which carries an SRP of Php 7,990.

The new Windows 8.1-run smartphone was released nearly a month after Microsoft completed its takeover deal for the devices and services arm of Finnish communications giant Nokia.

(It is noticeable from the press material that the brand “Nokia” was already taken out of the name of the new Windows smartphone and refers to it as “Dual SIM Lumia 630,” although the actual handset still bears the “Nokia” name.)

Positioned as an entry-level Windows phone, the Lumia 630, apart from its dual SIM capability, features a 4.5 inch LCD screen and is powered by a Snapdragon quad-core processor.


Apart from dual SIM, the Lumia 630 features changeable shell

Similar to previous models of Nokia Windows devices, the Lumia 630 comes in pretty bold colors bright new orange, bright green and bright yellow, in addition to black and white. The shell, by the way, is made of polycarbonate plastic and changeable (a throwback feature to early days of Nokia, when its feature phones allow for changeable covers).

Other features of the Lumia 630 include the new SensorCore, which brings low power motion sensing to help people track their activity all day without using up the phone’s 1830 mAh capacity battery. There’s also the presence of SD card slot, which can take in up to 128GB more storage.

Of course, there are the usual Microsoft apps like Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Camera, and HERE Maps and Drive+.

“With the high-end technologies and apps, a seamless Windows Phone 8.1 experience and the first ever Dual SIM Lumia empowering people to connect on their terms, we believe the Lumia 630 is undoubtedly the best smartphone in its affordable range,” said Karel Holub, general manager, Philippines, Microsoft Mobile Devices.