The date April 19th was mentioned few times already in reference to Nokia’s upcoming phones. It was believed that on that day the Finnish company could announce it’s new Windows 8.1 smartphones, however, the most recent rumors suggest that we may actually get to know earlier about two of Nokia’s phones. According to “reliable source”, the Nokia Lumia 630 and Lumia 930 may be announced at the Microsoft Build 2014 conference which will be held in San Francisco between April 2nd and 4th.
Nokia Lumia 930 and Lumia 630 – What we know
The Microsoft’s Build conference will be dedicated to Windows Phone 8.1 update but it’s expected that Nokia will take the stage too and unveil the low-end Lumia 630 and high-end Lumia 930. Both phones will supposedly run Windows Phone 8.1, so it seems logical that they would be announced together with the update. On the other hand, the news is still unconfirmed, so you might want to take it with a pinch of salt.
The Nokia Lumia 630, codenamed Moneypenny, is said to be a successor to the Lumia 620. Leaked renders reveal a handset with minimalist design, on-screen buttons instead of capacitive, no camera button and five color options – black, white, yellow, orange and green. No details regarding the specs have leaked so far, but we expect the phone to feature a 4.5-inch display with WVGA 480 x 800, though some sources also mentioned 720p screen. The Lumia 630 might come in two variants, with single and dual-SIM support. Being destined for lower-end tier, the phone should arrive with affordable price.
The Nokia Lumia 930, codenamed Martini, is even a more mysterious device that so far that managed to avoid any leaking. The only thing we know, or at least we think we know, is that the phone is a high-end offering. It could be a successor to the Lumia 920 and Lumia 925 and possibly closely related to the Lumia Icon. That said, it is speculated that the Lumia 930 will sport internals very similar to the Icon, only packed in a new and redesigned body. If true, we can expect a large screen, possibly a Snapdragon 800 processor, no less than 2 GB of RAM and 20-megapixel camera. Then again, it’s nothing more than pure speculation and the Lumia 930 may end up surprising us with what it has to offer.