Nokia Lumia 638 with 4G LTE officially launched in India for Rs. 8,299

Nokia Lumia 638 with 4G LTE officially launched in India for Rs. 8,299

Microsoft today officially launched the Nokia Lumia 638 in India as its cheapest 4G LTE Windows Phone smartphone with a price tag of Rs. 8,299.

Microsoft has partnered with Amazon India to make the Lumia 638 available exclusively only in the country through the online marketplace and its pre-orders will begin starting tomorrow.

The Lumia 638 features a 4.5-inch ClearBlack display with 854 x 480 pixels (FWVGA) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and 1GB of RAM. In addition, there are Cat. 4 LTE support with 3, 7, 38, 39, 40 and 41 frequency bands.

The smartphone has 8GB internal storage along with microSD card support for expansion up to 128GB. There is a 5-megapixel rear camera along with an LED flash but no front-facing camera sensor is available to capture selfies and to support VoIP calls.

The Lumia 638 has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and a microUSB port on the connectivity front and packs with a 1,830mAh battery.

The company has provided its Windows Phone 8.1 operating system on the Lumia 638 with Lumia Cyan update.

On announcing the launch, Raghuvesh Sarup, Director – Marketing, Nokia India Sales Pvt Ltd (a subsidiary of Microsoft Mobile Oy), said:

“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. It builds on the success of the Lumia range in the fast growing affordable smartphone segment and aims to address the consumers’ demand for a device that lets them enjoy uninterrupted video content. 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.”

Microsoft has additionally bundled Airtel 4G data offer with the Lumia 638. This new offer lets Airtel postpaid subscribers in Begaluru get up to 5GB free 4G data for two months post activation of their connection on the new Lumia 638.

Nokia Lumia 638 key specifications:

  • 4.5-inch FWVGA display
  • Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan update
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 1GB of RAM, 8GB expandable storage
  • 8MP rear camera
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, MicroUSB port
  • 1830mAh battery
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