Nokia Lumia 630 spotted running Windows Phone 8.1
The as yet unannounced Nokia Lumia 630 has been spotted running Windows Phone 8.1.
Microsoft is expected to launch Windows Phone 8.1 at the Build Developers Conference in April, but we could be looking at one of the first devices to run Microsoft’s newest mobile OS.
The Nokia Lumia 630 has been spotted on Sofica Camspeed running the latest Windows Phone 8.1 mobile OS, with the version listed as 8.10.12324.0.
Sofica also revealed that it has a 5-megapixel rear camera and lacks a flash. This is in line with previous rumours and would explain how Nokia keeps the Lumia 630’s price low.
The Nokia Lumia 630 would be the successor to the popular Nokia Lumia 620 released last year.
Purported specs include a 4.5-inch 854 x 480p display and 3G only support.
Currently we don’t know much else about the device, but expect it to be formally announced post Microsoft’s Build Conference in early April.
Windows Phone 8.1 Features
In recent months the Windows Phone 8.1 leaks have kicked into overdrive, especially surrounding the heavily rumoured WP8.1 voice assistant Cortana.
According to leaked demonstration footage, “Cortana is a personal assistant on your phone, ready to help with reminders, suggestions, tasks and lots more.”
Competing with the likes of Siri for iOS, it seems Cortana will have a few more features and capabilities than Apple’s voice assistant.
Cortana will be able to offer basic information like settings alarms, searching the internet, checking weather forecasts, providing stock info, sending messages or offering directions. However, it will also be able to take notes for you, activate the Do Not Disturb Mode, toggle Bluetooth, make calls and take advantage of your smartphone apps.
Microsoft’s voice assistant will be able to track event data it discovers in emails and offer tailored notifications and directions, as well as storing other useful data within its Notebook system.
This will enable Cortana to provide truly personalised responses and let you customise how Cortana functions.
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