Microsoft has just launched the company’s most affordable 4G smartphone – Microsoft Lumia 638 in India at a price tag of Rs. 8,299. Originally, it was introduced in China back in June. It comes in Black & White colours and it is available for pre-booking from December 17th on Amazon.in. It will be also available from Microsoft Brand Store. For a limited time, it comes with exclusive offer on Airtel 4G that offers up to 5GB of free data on 4G for 2 months for Airtel Post-paid customers in Bengaluru. This offer lasts till 31st March 2015.
Commenting at 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.
Ram Narayan Iyer, Group Director – Retail, Sales and Marketing, Microsoft India said:
Exclusive products and great deals are key differentiators of the Microsoft Brand Store. Given the increasing demand for Lumia smartphones in India, and with more and more consumers choosing to shop online, we are very excited to announce availability of the Lumia 638 exclusively on our store. The Lumia 638 is the first product to be available exclusively on the Microsoft.
On the specifications front, it features 4.5-inch FWVGA screen with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels and it is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor which is paired with 1GB of RAM. It runs on Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan and has 8GB in-built memory which can be expanded further up to 128GB via microSD card.
On the imaging front, it features 5-megapixel auto-focus rear-camera without flash and there is no front-facing camera.
It has dual-SIM support and connectivity features 4G LTE, 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and GPS/aGPS.
It packs 1830mAh battery.