Microsoft has just launched the Nokia Lumia 638, the most affordable 4G smartphone in India for the price of Rs. 8299. The USP of the smartphone, as said is the 4G LTE connectivity, with the support for TD-LTE Band 40 for India that works with Airtel. LTE bands in the phone include TD-LTE Band 38 (2570-2620 MHz), Band 39 (1880-1920 MHz), Band 40 (2300-2400 MHz), Band 41 (2500-2700 MHz), LTE FDD: Band 3 (1800 MHz), Band 7 (2600 MHz).
The Lumia 638 comes with a 4.5-inch Clear Black 4.5-inch display, with True Color and capacitive multi-point touch. For the 4G LTE support, the device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor along with 1GB RAM. While Microsoft’s first Lumia smartphone recently (Lumia 535) had much focus on the front-facing camera, the Lumia 638 doesn’t even have one. On the rear side, there is a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash.
The smartphone runs Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan update and the apps include Xbox games, MixRadio, Storyteller and Lumia Camera and Cinemagraph. Integrated features including one swipe notifications from Action Centre, the new Microsoft Enterprise feature pack, Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Camera, and HERE Maps and Drive+.
There is a 1830 mAh battery included, and the smartphone has SensorCore with low power sensor for the activity tracking without using up much power from the battery. The Dual SIM smartphone has 8GB internal storage and the storage can be expanded to 128GB with the MicroSD card.
For the benefit of early buyers of this smartphone in India, there are some exclusive offers with Airtel 4G. Lumia 638 consumers on Airtel Post-paid in Bengaluru can enjoy up to 5GB of free data on 4G for 2 months post activation of their Airtel SIM on the new Lumia 638. This offer will be available only until 31st March 2015. Microsoft had just announced its Brand Store on Amazon India, and that is where the Lumia 638 will be available for pre-booking from December 17th. The pricing is set at Rs. 8299.