Microsoft to Host Event on 12 May at New Delhi; Tipped to Launch Dual-SIM Lumia 630
A man is silhouetted against a video screen as he poses with a Nokia Lumia 820 smartphone in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of ZenicaReuters

Within a month after taking over Finnish smartphone maker Nokia, Microsoft is reportedly prepping to release a new Lumia phone in India next week.

Microsoft has begun sending out press invites to media houses for an event scheduled at New Delhi on 12 May (Monday), reported BGR. Though there is no direct reference to the significance of the occasion, the invite's tag-line - 'The Power of Two' does give away that Microsoft may launch the company's first ever dual-SIM based Windows Phone OS device Lumia 630.

Lumia 630 originally got launched under Nokia brand in early April. Though the number '630' gives an impression of being an upgrade over mid-range devices- Lumia 620 and 625, it is an entry level smartphone with 4.5-inch FWVGA (854x480p) display having pixel density of 221 ppi and packs a 512MB, 8GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 128GB), 1830 mAh battery, a 5.0-megapixel camera (no LED flash support) and no-front camera for video chatting.

Only mentionable features of Lumia 630 include the latest Windows Phone v8.1 OS and a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. It is expected to be priced $159 (Single-SIM model), around ₹9,570 and $169 (dual-SIM model), around ₹10,165, excluding taxes.

Key Specifications of Lumia 630:

Models Lumia 630
Display 4.5-inch FWVGA (854x480p) ClearBlack LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shieldPixel density: 221 ppi
OS Windows Phone v8.1
Processor 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU
Storage Capacity 8GB, expandable up to 128 GB
Camera Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with 4X zoom, ¼-inch sensor, f/2.4 apertureFront camera : No
Battery BL-5H: 1830 mAh (removable);Talk time: up to 16.4 hours (2G) & 13.1 hours (3G)Standby mode: 25 days
Network 2G & 3G
Add-ons Micro-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0 (with A2DP ad more), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), NFC, micro-USB, FM radio
Dimensions 129.5 x 66.7 x 9.2 mm
Weight 134 g
Price (excluding taxes) $159 (Single-SIM model), around ₹9,570 and $169 (dual-SIM model) , around ₹10,165