Microsoft has launched its latest budget 4G smartphone based on Windows Phone 8.1- Nokia Lumia 638 in India. The highlight of this device is that it is the cheapest smartphone enabled with 4G in Indian market as of now. This smartphone is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM and runs on Windows Phone 8.1 operating system with Lumia Cyan. It features a ClearBlack LCD 4.5 inch display with TrueColor and capacitive multi-point touch. On imaging front, it sports a 5 mega pixel camera with auto focus, 4X zoom and video frame rate 30 fps and comes without a front facing camera. It comes with 8 GB in-built storage which is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card and packs a 1830 mAh battery. It further comes with matte polycarbonate design and interchangeable shells in matte black and white colors.
“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.”…” 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,” said Raghuvesh Sarup, Director – Marketing, Nokia India Sales Pvt. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Microsoft Mobile Oy).
It comes with a special offer for Airtel post paid customers in Bengaluru to enhance the 4G experience. The customers will be able to enjoy up to 5 GB of data free for 2 months on 4G after getting the activation of Airtel SIM on Lumia 638 smartphone, while this offer can be availed only till 31st March 2015.
“Exclusive products and great deals are key differentiators of the Microsoft Brand Store. Given the increasing demand for Lumia smartphones in India, and with more and more consumers choosing to shop online, we are very excited to announce availability of the Lumia 638 exclusively on our store. The Lumia 638 is the first product to be available exclusively on the Microsoft Brand Store,” said, Ram Narayan Iyer, Group Director – Retail, Sales and Marketing, Microsoft India.
Features & Specs of Nokia Lumia 638 Smartphone
- Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
- Operating System: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan
- Display: 4.5 inch FWVGA, clearBlack LCD
- RAM: 1 GB
- ROM: 8 GB (Expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card)
- Camera: 5 mega pixel with auto focus, 4X zoom, video frame rate 30 fps
- Battery: 1830 mAh
- Connectivity: GSM, WCDMA, 4G LTE, 3G WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0
- Dimensions: 129.5 x 66.7 x 9.2 mm
- Weight: 134 Grams
Price and Availability
This affordable 4G enabled Windows smartphone will go on sale exclusively through Microsoft Brand Store at Amazon.in with a price tag of Rs. 8,299/-, while it is available for pre-booking starting from 17th December 2014.