We got our first look at the Nokia Lumia 635 smartphone a couple of months back. At the 2014 Microsoft BUILD conference, former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop unveiled the company’s new mid-range Windows Phone handsets. While it was soon confirmed after the announcement that this device would make its way Stateside, it wasn’t known exactly when it’ll drop. We’re one step closer to that day now that the official Microsoft Store has opened up Nokia Lumia 635 pre-orders for both AT&T and T-Mobile.
With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage and a 5 megapixel rear camera the Lumia 635 is a bona fide mid-range Windows Phone device. The smartphone also has a 4.5-inch FWVGA display, LTE capability and a 1,830mAh battery.
The Nokia Lumia 635 was initially released last month in markets across Asia, Russia, India, China and Europe. It was said back then that the device will be “broadly available” in the U.S. this July. Unfortunately we still don’t have a concrete release date as yet.
The good news for customers is that the device will run Windows Phone 8.1 straight out of the box so they won’t have to wait for Microsoft’s latest and greatest software update for its mobile platform.