In a curiously peaceful affirmation, Microsoft today released the most reasonable priced smartphone 4G network supported device in India, the Lumia 638.
The most recent affordable Lumia on the square, the 638 enhances a quad-core processor with 1GB RAM. The device brandishes a 4.5″ LCD ClearBlack display. In a first and foremost, the Lumia 638 will retail solely on the recently propelled Microsoft Store at Amazon India at a cost of ₹8,299 ($135). The device will be accessible for pre ordering from December 17.
Raghuvesh Sarup, Director – Marketing, Nokia India (a supplementary of Microsoft Mobile Oy), had this to say amid the release of the device in the nation:
“With the Lumia range we have always focussed on delivering new experiences and features to our consumers at affordable price points. Now, we are introducing Lumia 638 which is the most affordable 4G smartphone on Windows Phone 8.1.”
“It builds on the success of the Lumia range in the fast growing affordable smartphone segment and aims to address the consumers’ demand for a device that lets them enjoy uninterrupted video content. We are confident of the success of the Lumia 638 as a comprehensive package and are certain that the device will help us consolidate our position in the affordable smartphones segment further.”
The Lumia 638 packs in a 5-megapixel autofocus camera at the back and brand imaging applications like Lumia Camera and Cinemagraph. The absence of a front camera will be painfully missed by users. The device additionally incorporates the low power motion sensing, SensorCore and a 1,830 mAh battery.
The new Lumia 638 comes packaged with a exciting offer on Airtel 4G. Lumia 638 purchasers on Airtel post-paid in Bengaluru can get a benafit up to 5 GB of free data on 4G for 2 months post actuation of their Airtel SIM on the new Lumia 638. This offer will be accessible till March 31, 2015.
Lumia 638 Specifications
- Display: 4.5″ FWGA display, ClearBlack LCD
- Network: 4G LTE
- Processor: 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
- Camera: 5MP AF low power motion sensing, SensorCore
- Battery: 1830 mAh
- Memory: 1GB RAM
- Storage: 8GB internal storage expandable up to 128GB using microSD
- Operating system: Windows Phone 8.1
- Price: ₹8,299 ($135)
The Lumia 638 showcases another matte polycarbonate outer shell with changeable covers accessible in matte black and white colours. Yes, you read that right, there are no common shade alternatives accessible.
Microsoft has now a few alternatives in the business sector for people searching for a sub-10k Windows Phone 4G LTE device. Which one is your pick? Let us know in the comments below.