Microsoft’s BUILD 2014 conference is scheduled to take place between the 2nd of April to the 4th of April. During the event, it is speculated that perhaps Windows Phone 8.1 could be announced, but according to MyNokiaBlog, they are suggesting that not only could Windows Phone 8.1 be announced, but it is possible that the Nokia Lumia 930 and 630 could be announced as well.
They cite a “trusted source” who claims that Microsoft/Nokia could be using the event to launch new Windows Phone handsets. This isn’t too surprising given that during MWC 2014, Nokia did not announce any new Windows Phone handsets. Instead the Finnish company chose to focus their announcements on their Nokia X series of Android handsets as well as some new Asha phones.
Both the Nokia Lumia 930 and 630 aren’t exactly news to us. In fact we have heard about both devices in the past, albeit as rumors. According to the rumors, the Lumia 630 is expected to be a low-end device. It has been rumored to pack a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 854×480, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM and last we heard, could be launched mid-April, which ties in with the latest rumor.
As far as the Nokia Lumia 930 is concerned, this is a device which we have been hearing about that was given the “Martini” codename. Many speculate that this could be the international variant of the Nokia Lumia Icon which was launched as a Verizon exclusive.
The Lumia Icon, for those unfamiliar, is essentially a smaller version of the Nokia Lumia 1520. The handset will pack a 5-inch display versus the Lumia 1520’s 6-inch display but apart from the difference in screen size, the rest of the hardware specs remain nearly identical, meaning that it is a pretty powerful Windows Phone handset albeit in a smaller and more manageable form factor.
In any case if either device appeals to your senses, then check back with us during the Microsoft BUILD conference to see if the rumors pan out. Otherwise there’s always the rumored 19th of April event that Nokia is expected to hold.