Nokia's next big event is on April 2nd: here's what we can expect


It’s been a relatively quiet few months for Nokia after details about it being acquired by Microsoft appeared, but that silence won’t last long - on April 2nd, the Finnish company will hold a big event, where it confirmed it will unveil new Lumia Windows Phone devices.

"What makes 2014 so special is the exciting Microsoft and Nokia partnership, and boy, have we got some treats lined up for you," the announcement post over at Nokia’s website reads.

So what can we expect? First, we should mention that Microsoft is kicking off its yearly Build developer conference on the same day. There, the company is expected to finally unveil Windows Phone 8.1, one of the biggest updates to the Windows Phone platform so far. We expect Nokia to be among the first to jump on that new software version, and right below are the devices we expect to see.

Nokia Lumia 930 (codenamed Martini)


The Nokia Lumia Icon impressed us with its build quality and excellent, 20-megapixel camera, but as it stands right now, it is a device exclusive to Verizon Wireless in the United States (e.g it has limited availability). Luckily, rumor is that Nokia is preparing something similar to the Icon, a mysterious phone known as the Nokia Lumia 930 (codenamed Martini). 


In February, Nextleaks suggested that the Nokia Lumia 930 will have a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card support, a 2700mAh battery, 20MP camera, and a 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Moreover, the Lumia 930 is also expected to follow in the footsteps of the Icon in some way (we’d guess in its boxy design), and it’s expected to get released in Q2 2014. Rumors are that it’d also come with a reasonable price tag, which might make it very alluring.

Nokia Lumia 630


The Nokia Lumia 630 (codenamed "Moneypenny") is the second device that we expect Nokia to unveil on April 2nd. The Lumia 630 is said to be an extremely affordable device that is whispered to land on retail store shelves around Mid-April with a price of around $150 USD off-contract.

Right below, you’d find the spec highlights for this upcoming smartphone:
  • 4.5-inch display with FWVGA 854×480-pixel resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 system chip
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Dual Sim Standby (DSDS) with support for GSM + WCDMA network
  • Virtual navigation buttons
  • No physical camera shutter button, no LED flash for camera
  • Running on Windows Phone 8.1

All of this sounds like a great value for the money. Usually, this type of affordable devices are aimed at the global market (not so much for the US), so we’re curious to see where will this supposed Lumia 630 be available.

No 'flagship' announcement?


These two rumored handsets are what rounds up Nokia’s expected plans for the moment. That’s right - there are no true ‘flagship’ state-of-the-art smartphones planned for April 2nd. Keep in mind, that Nokia might still surprise everyone and unveil its next revolutionary PureView smartphone (that everyone is secretly hoping for!), so the intrigue will remain until the very last moment.

Nokia is expected to livestream its April 2nd Lumia event, and we’ll also keep a close eye on the events, so stay tuned.

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49 Comments

49. SIGPRO

Posts: 2818; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

New camera phone is coming, because the O in the More logo is a camera :)

48. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

hmm wouldn't it blow peoples minds if Nokia announced a Nokia XL android smart phone for the developed world as well as new Windows 8.1 smart phones. I know that wont happen but I do expect an XL for the developed world by this september or november because I predict that the Nokia XL will be a big hit overseas.

38. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

If the 930 isn't the flagship, then what is? The 1020? I thought the 920 was their last flagship....

47. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

the 1520 was last year's flagship the 920 was 2012 lumia 900 was 2011 (even though it was really the n9) :P !

36. tenzin

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Wp = monsanto=gmo personally don't support

37. oboboy14

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

...I don't understand what you're saying. Windows phone is Monsanto? I thought Windows Phone was Windows Phone?

35. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

I'm still unable to understand why they would make the Lumia 630 without a flash when the 630 has one. Who wants a phone without flash these days

34. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Is basically more of the same?

33. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

QWERTY Dang it !!

31. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

930.. Shaken, not stirred.

29. shyguy3763

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

I can't wait to buy my first Lumia! :)

27. SIGPRO

Posts: 2818; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

I think there will be a new CameraPhone announcement! Check the logo More the O is an Camera, Nokia always gives small hints :) Maybe the 1025?

26. oboboy14

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Whatever happened to the 1525? I've been holding out for that since it was leaked!

24. GamasK

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

So the 630 is going to be a downgrade from 625 in camera section? Too bad

19. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Nokia doesn't exist for me any more. Not interested in windows phone, so this company serves no purpose in my life.

22. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Not interested,or no purpose in life? Yet you stopped to comment , on a windows / Nokia article......riiiiiiight

23. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

this article =/= the nokia company, dude. if people only voiced their opinion on things they like or want, i don't know where we'd be.

30. JDeus01

Posts: 48; Member since: May 07, 2013

and yet here you are giving nokia a "purpose in you live"

32. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

i could spend a hour talking about seahorses, but that doesn't mean seahorses serve any purpose in my life.

42. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Who cares? Competition is good, plus people dont agree with you in a way that you think your opinion somehow represents the majority.

17. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

I'm still impressed with my 920 because it's still plenty fast. I just want that Icon screen! I was hoping the 920 followed in the footsteps of the 900 but it didn't. However I'm still impressed by my 920's screen I just hope an AT&T/International variant is for real and has the same exact screen technology as the Icon.

40. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Yes, 920 is still a beasty phone, It has gorgeous screen,

14. jckc92

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

Sound like great phones...Nokia has to stop dragging their feet and bring out the 1820 and hopefully it isn't a phablet size phone! Tired of big and bulky phones. 4.7-5" is adequate.. Also make sure it has a 3000+ size battery, micro SD slot for all you lovers of it, a great camera like the 1020 with Zenon flash and some metal for that expensive look. They also have to sell it on all carriers...Do this and the sales will fly. I use phone for talking ( I know hard to believe), GPS, and camera. I don't game or watch movies. If Nokia wants to gain some ground in the market then they need to get this phone out ASAP!!! M8, SG5, Z2, and soon to be iphone 6 will all be in the game and once again don't want Nokia to come out last with an OS that only has less than 4% of the market. IMPRESS US ALREADY!!!

21. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

I think the issue is they can't fix American minds. Yes release devices here but I think they really should cater to their global fans where people are more open to WP. These AT&T/Verizon launch cycles have to end! WP is great they just need to push for global releases.

39. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+1 completely agree!

11. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I'm holding out, for the 1820? C'mon on Nokia... Bring it

10. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Enough with the iphone style resolutions, give the third world some hd. I think it has gotten much cheaper to manufacture hd pannels. Besides, we have seen the likes of the 925 sell for 300 bucks of something.

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Why no flash for 630? Not done...

12. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

635 will have one, l think..

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

930, 630. Couple of new camera apps, maybe that long-time-ago-rumoured Nokia Mix Radio for iOS and/or Android. IDK what else.

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