Nokia used Mobile World Congress to reveal the Android-powered Nokia X family of smartphones, leaving aside its signature Windows Phone hardware, presumably for another special event in the future. Two rumors have emerged this week, the first of which points to such a get-together occurring next month, and the second concerning one of the devices which may be announced.
The phone has been leaked through the @evleaks Twitter account, and is a traditional press-style glamor shot of a phone apparently named the Lumia 630. Pictured in five different colors, it’s shown running Windows Phone 8. The design is reminiscent of previous Lumia phones, but also shares the look of the Nokia X too.
While it’s the first time we’re getting such a detailed look at the Lumia 630, it has been leaked before. The phone, codename Moneypenny according to Engadget, appeared a few days ago on a Chinese site, where it was suggested the phone will have a 4.5-inch, 854 x 480 pixel screen, a Snapdragon 400 processor, and 1GB of RAM. The camera’s megapixels aren’t revealed, but the lack of flash says this is no PureView challenger.
None of the recently rumored Windows Phone devices were announced at Mobile World Congress. This is presumably due to Nokia having to wait for Microsoft to announce Windows Phone 8.1 – as all its new phones should run the new version – which it is expected to do during the Build conference on April 2.
Does that mean a late April event from Nokia? Perhaps. A tweet from the same account also hinted we may not have long to go before the Lumia 630 is officially revealed, speculating we may soon get invitations to an event to be held on April 19. The tweet was posed as a question, and has since been removed, which could mean it was based on false information. However, Nokia did reveal a few new Asha phones on April 24 last year, so it fits in with previous schedules.