The Nokia Lumia 630 which got leaked on Twitter recently was absent from the company’s MWC 2014 releases. The fact that a press render of the smartphone broke cover just before the tech festivities kicked off meant some folks may have mistakenly expected it to turn up at the Barcelona show.
But the Lumia 630, which also goes by the codename Monneypenny, will be a Windows Phone device. If you won’t believe it without some proof, then the photo posted by @evleaks should be good for now. You can clearly see the home button that is specific to the Microsoft mobile OS at the center of the Back and Search keys.
What’s even more interesting is the fact that this smartphone will be the first one running on Windows Phone to feature on-screen buttons instead of capacitive ones. Another leak had showed the user interface with live tiles for each SIM card. The Lumia 630 is supposed to be a dual SIM handset, going by this.
When Microsoft revealed the upcoming changes to Windows Phone 8.1 (Blue) at the MWC, support for dual SIM cards and virtual soft keys were said to be part of the tweaks. The OS will also accommodate LTE (TDD/FDD), HSPA+, EVDO and TD-SCMA networks as well as Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 and 400 series processors.
Since the Nokia Monneypenny does flaunt dual SIM support and on-screen buttons, you would naturally have to wait for Windows Phone Blue to be announced before the phone can be unveiled. And Microsoft is hoping to introduce the update in spring and thinks devices running on it should be ready by summer.