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Lumia 638: Microsoft's cheapest 4G device in India

By Agamoni Ghosh
December 18, 2014 12:21 IST
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The smartphone is equipped with a quad core processor and a 1GB RAM to enable superfast processing.

Microsoft has launched its first 4G device, the Nokia Lumia 638 with Windows Phone 8.1 at a price of Rs 8,299. 

This will be India’s second 4G device under Rs 10,000, after Xiaomi announced the launch of the Redmi Note.

However, Xiaomi Note’s 4G version has not gone on sale yet due to a court ban, and was supposed to be available at Airtel stores.

With the partial ban on the company’s sale of products, it is less likely for a while that Xiaomi 4G device will be available in the country. 

 

This will give the Lumia 638 a potential market to tap. 

The smartphone is equipped with a quad core processor and a 1GB RAM to enable superfast processing. 

The device has a ClearBlack 4.5-inch LCD screen with TrueColor and capacitive multi-point touch. 

The Lumia 638 showcases a new matte polycarbonate design with changeable shells available in matte black and white. 

Raghuvesh Sarup, director, marketing, Nokia India Sales, said at the launch, “We are introducing Lumia 638 as the most affordable 4G smartphone on Windows Phone 8.1. It is a comprehensive package and we are certain that the device will help us consolidate our position in the affordable smartphones segment further.” 

 

The Lumia 638 will be available on the newly launched Microsoft Brand Store, which offers customers outstanding choice, value and service on a wide range of Microsoft products and services. 

Also, pre-booking from December 17 will start for the device on Amazon. 

TECHNICAL SPECS

Display: 4.5 inches FWVGA display with ClearBlack LCD

Battery: 1830 mAh

Operating System: Windows 8.1

Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 with 1GB RAM

Camera: 5 MP rear, no front camera

Storage: 8GB (internal) 128 GB (expandable)

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