Microsoft will launch the Nokia Lumia 635 in Canada via Rogers and Telus
According to the Lumia 635 webpage that’s found at Microsoft Canada’s official website, the handset will be released by Rogers and Telus. There is now word on exactly when the new smartphone will go on sale, but we assume it will happen pretty soon - since the Lumia 630 (which is a Lumia 635 variant without LTE) was launched earlier this month in Europe.
Apart from featuring LTE connectivity, the Lumia 635 is identical to the 630. Thus, it comes with Windows Phone 8.1, a 4.5-inch IPS display with 480 x 854 pixels, 5MP rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, and a 1,830 mAH battery. The handset offers 8GB of expandable internal memory, and only 512MB of RAM.
Unlocked, the Nokia Lumia 635 will cost less than $200 - which means that US and Canadian carriers can offer it for free on contract.
Nokia Lumia 635
source: Microsoft Canada via WP Central
1. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Why Nokia is still so much fascinated with 512Mb of RAM even in 2014.....??? Somebody please wake them up.......
5. Velda (Posts: 13; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
Mb? It's truly not much. But I think they mean MB my friend.
6. ihavenoname (Posts: 1518; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
They have to cut corners to keep the price down.
12. sgodsell (Posts: 1433; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Look cutting corners is one thing. Really slicing them is another. The 630 slashed the front facing camera and rear camera flash off. They added a quad core 1.2ghz CPU instead of the dual core 1ghz CPU. The display is only 54 pixels larger in the Y dimension only so they could save money by dropping the capacitive buttons and using on screen buttons instead. For what they slashed away they could have put in an extra 512mb of ram. Also when I look at a moto g that is cheaper then $200. You are getting much better hardware then a 630.
13. Dastrix (Posts: 617; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
So now you're basing your recommendation based on an extra 512Mb RAM. Dude, this is a Lumia phone. WP does not need an extra 512Mb RAM. It's already optimized like it is. This is not Android.
7. Liveitup (Posts: 1566; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
WP is a well optimized OS 512 MB devices tends to be cheaper.
8. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
MS keep their word when they say that they will optimize WP and its apps for 512MB of RAM devices and manufacturers release those type of phones, unlike some other software companies.
9. hemedans (Posts: 216; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)
because if all phone come with 1gig of ram developers wont optimize their apps, microsoft will become lazy to optimise their os and at the end it will result bad experience.
as long as there is choice like lumia 525 i think its okay for them to release these kind of smartphone
11. Super3310 (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 May 2014)
Bcos wp is so optimised dat it needs only 512 ram to tun fluidly..unlike.some operating systems.u know wat i mean
10. AfterShock (Posts: 2948; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I won't knock WP for their min spec requirements.
That is a bonus on a few levels.