Nokia rolls out Lumia 630 in Asia

But will it be in Malaysia soon?

Word on the street's that Nokia will be launching its Lumia 630 in Asia this week, but the company has yet to confirm this for Malaysia.

The Nokia Lumia 630 is the first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone, which Microsoft announced early last month, following its acquisition of the handset maker.

If you haven’t already heard about the smartphone, it’s one that might take you back to the 90s – we’re talking about its retro, funky look not functionality. If you’re seeking 90s functionality you should probably go back to using something along the lines of the Nokia N93 (just saying).

The handset, which comes in 3G and 4G variations and with or without a dual-SIM tray according to what was announced at the Build 2014 conference last month, comes in five different colours with swappable rear shells.

The first Windows Phone 8.1 mobile

North American and European rollouts are likely to follow off the back of the Asian launches as early as next week, with an expected US$163 (RM526) price tag for the single-SIM version. For the dual-SIM version, you might be shelling out about US$176 (RM568).

It also features a 4.5in screen that can be operated using gloves, a quad-core Snapdragon processor, 8GB of internal storage, annd a 5MP back-facing camera. But, there’s no front-facing camera included. How are we going to take our selfies?

For this price range, the model sits competitively alongside the S$339 Xiaomi Mi3 (RM875), or even the £135 (RM733) LTE version of the Motorola Moto G– looks like the smartphone vendors are beginning to offer cheaper alternatives.

Stuff’s contacted Nokia Singapore for local information, and will update the story shortly.

[Source: Computerworld

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