Back at Build, Microsoft unveiled two budget-friendly Windows Phone 8.1 offerings in the form of Lumia 630 and 635. Both devices are similar in almost every aspect, but Lumia 635 only has one thing different: it comes with 4G LTE connectivity on board.
If you’re based in the US waiting for the handsets, you be glad to find out T-Mobile and MetroPCS will stock the handset this month.
“The Lumia 635 represents the next stage in the evolution of both the Windows Phone OS and the best-selling Lumia 521,” said Jason Young, Senior Vice President, Marketing for T-Mobile. “The Lumia 635’s advanced features, functionality and design – combined with its amazing price point – make this an absolutely screaming deal. And, once again, the Un-carrier is first out of the gate, offering up the Lumia 635 weeks before the other guys through both T-Mobile and MetroPCS.”
Lumia 635 will land on T-Mobile on July 5th, and will be sold through Home Shopping Network to Simple Choice prepaid customers. From July 9th onwards, it will be available for purchase via carriers website for zero upfront cost and 24 equal payments of $7 each with a postpaid T-Mobile Simple Choice plan. It will also hit T-Mobile stores from July 16th, and select MetroPCS outlets from July 18th for a promotion price of $99 off-contract.
“We are thrilled to partner with T-Mobile to bring the Lumia 635 to the U.S. market and to T-Mobile customers for the first time,” said Matt Rothschild, Head of North America Sales, Microsoft Mobile Devices. “With high-end features, hundreds of thousands of apps available through the Windows Store plus the latest Windows Phone 8.1 experience and Cortana, the Lumia 635 is undoubtedly one of the best affordable smartphone available today.”
The Nokia Lumia 635 comes with a 4.5-inch display, a quad-core Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB storage, a MicroSD card slot for expansion, 5MP rear camera for photos and videos, and runs Windows Phone 8.1 as its operating system out of the box. Best of all, it features 4G LTE connectivity as well.