Nokia to announce Lumia 630 at event on April 19?

Rumoured Nokia Lumia 630

Nokia’s last event was all about its new Android-powered Nokia X devices, the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL. Its likely that its next event will focus once more on Windows Phone and its Lumia line of devices. With Microsoft Build set to take place in April, it’s likely that Microsoft will use the event to unveil Windows Phone 8.1. If so, manufacturers will likely quickly follow with hardware events and Nokia may well be set to take place on April 19.

First the date. It comes from the usually reliable @evleaks. The tweet which read “Nokia event April 19th?” came with a question mark, suggesting that even he was not sure that it was a reliable date. The tweet has now been deleted, further suggesting that it may not be correct. The post can still be seen on Facebook though.

A new tweet today then gave us a render of the Nokia Lumia 630 (codenamed Moneypenny). It is likely to be the Windows Phone 8.1 successor to the Lumia 620 and Lumia 625. The image reveals some design changes including sharper edges. Missing also are the dedicated camera button and flash.

Rumoured specifications include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480×854) display, 1GB of RAM and support for dual-SIMs in a variant.

Based on earlier rumours, Nokia could unveil the Lumia 630 along with a few other devices. Among them could be the Lumia 635 (codename Goldfinger?), the Lumia 1520V, the rumoured mini version of the Lumia 1520 with a 4.45-inch display and 14MP camera and the 6-inch Lumia 1525 (as a replacement for the Lumia 1520 possibly). At the high end could be the Lumia 1820 perhaps with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 5.2-inch QHD (2560×1440) display and a 3,400mAh battery.

All in all, a lot of conjecture but one thing is for sure: Nokia is due a Lumia refresh and the announcement of Windows Phone 8.1 is likely the only thing holding it up at this time.

Source : @evleaks