While the Nokia Lumia 930 is the company’s flag bearer for Windows Phone 8.1, the entry level segment remains critical. To meet the demands of the audience in this category, Stephen Elop today announced the Lumia 635 alongside the Lumia 630 today. The phone’s trump card is that it brings LTE connectivity at an exceptionally low price point.
The specifications of the phone include a 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon 400 processor paired with a rather abysmal 512MB of RAM. Built in storage is 8GB and you’ll be able to expand that via the microSD card slot. On the front, the device has a 4.5inch FWVGA display with a Gorilla Glass 3 covering on top of it. Something unique here is that alongside the Lumia 630, the 635 is the first Windows Phone device to have onscreen controls. It will be possible for developers to decide if they want to allow users to swipe away the controls in applications.
The camera module is a 5MP AF unit that unfortunately loses out on the LED flash. Nokia has also bestowed the Lumia 635 with the new SensorCore technology from the 930 and the handset will be able to track your activity data and integrate it with the Bing Health & Fitness app. The battery on the Lumia 635 is a 1830 mAh unit and the handset will support WiFi, BT 4.0 and LTE as connectivity options. The Lumia 635 will have replaceable shells and will retail in a high gloss finish in a range of colors including green, yellow, orange, white and black. The device has been priced at $189 off contract.