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Nokia Lumia 630 with Windows Phone 8.1 on-sale May 29th for £90


Nokia’s super budget Windows Phone 8.1 running Lumia 630 has finally got a release date for us folks in the UK, the handset that was announced back in April will be hitting the shelves in the UK from May the 29th and most importantly it will cost just £90.

No we were lucky enough to get a hands on with the Lumia 630 at the gadget Show live 2014 in Birmingham and the handset surprised us with its great design and quality build.

The 630 will be the first UK handset to launch with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS that was announced at the same time as the Lumia 630 at the Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco. The update is the first major change to the Windows Phone 8 software and features new background images, expanded tiles and a host of new Nokia features like Living Images and Nokia’s creative studio.

The Lumia 630 will come with a respectable 4.5in 854 x 480 Gorilla Glass ClearBlack screen, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz Processor running with 512MB of RAM. It will also feature a rear-facing camera that has a 5MP sensor plus 8GB of storage which is expandable by a further 128GB all in a a matte polycarbonate body and swappable shells

The Lumia 630 will also come with Nokia’s new SensorCore technology, which allows activity tracking with ultra-low power consumption for fitness fanatics.

The handset will  be going on sale form the 29th of May at all major retailers including Carphone Warehouse, EE, O2, Tesco and Amazon. Check out our hands on images of the Lumia 630 here.

 

 

Nokia Lumia 630 will be released in May in Asia and Europe first for €119 for the standard variant or €129 for the dual-SIM version, but we don’t expect this to land in the UK specifically. With the Nokia Lumia 635 landing shortly after the 630 in July, after an initial release in the US where its will be priced around € 149 (189).

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