Microsoft Devices announced the launch of the first Lumia devices running the new Windows Phone 8.1, the 630 and the 930 in the Middle East on Tuesday.
The Lumia 630, available in both Dual SIM and Single SIM variants, comes with a Snapdragon quad core processor, a 4.5 inch display and changeable colourful shells. It has a 5MP rear camera with autofocus (no front-facing camera), 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage and a removable 1830 mAh battery.
Priced at Dhs599 in the UAE and SAR575 in Saudi Arabia, the affordable smartphone includes classic Lumia features such as SensorCore with Bing Health and Fitness, Microsoft Office, MixRadio streaming, and global maps and navigation from HERE.
It also includes a 4G/LTE variant, the Lumia 635.
The device will be available in black, white, yellow, orange and green.
Billed as the flagship device, the Lumia 930 includes a 5-inch Full HD OLED display, a 20MP rear camera with optical image stabilisation and a 2420 mAh battery with built-in wireless charging. The Windows Phone 8.1 device comes with a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.
Designed with metallic details, it comes in five colours: black, white, green, yellow and orange.
Features include Nokia Camera with Living Images, which captures movement while shooting static pictures, Nokia Rich Recording, one swipe notifications from Action Centre, a new Microsoft Enterprise feature pack, Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Nokia Camera, and HERE Maps and Drive+. The device also comes with imaging apps such as Nokia Storyteller, Nokia Creative Studio and Nokia Refocus.
The 930 is priced at Dhs2,199 in the UAE and SAR2,199 in Saudi and is expected to be available during the third quarter of 2014.