Microsoft announced the Windows Phone 8.1 update yesterday and today, they showed off the OS along with Nokia’s Lumia 630 at an event in India.
The Lumia 630 will be one of the first devices in India to sport the latest Windows Phone update and though there’s no exact availability of the device, Nokia expects to release it during the summer.
The design of the Lumia 630 is pretty much similar to the other Lumia devices we know and will come in variety of colours along with changeable back covers. The only difference between Lumia 630 and rest of the Lumias as far as the hardware goes is the inclusion of a second SIM slot, making it the first dual-SIM Windows Phone from Nokia.
Software-wise, it runs the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update and brings the Action Center that can be configured with up to four toggles, more columns for live tiles on the home screen, Word Flow keyboard support, Skype integration and better Calendar app with a week view. Windows Phone 8.1 also includes Wi-Fi Sense that has a nifty way to share your home or work Wi-Fi network with others without sharing the credentials. It works with Windows Phone devices only.
Windows Phone’s Cortana digital assistant was missing from the feature set since it does not support India for now and the lock screen themes.
As far as performance goes, Windows Phone 8.1 runs butter smooth on the phone’s Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 512MB RAM. Microsoft announced the Windows Phone 8.1 update yesterday and today, they showed off the OS along with Nokia’s Lumia 630 at an event in India.
Rest of the hardware includes a 4.5-inch FWVGA (854×480) ClearBlack IPS display, 5MP camera, 1830mAh battery, microSD card slot up to 128GB and 8GB internal memory.