Nokia Lumia 630 to have dual SIM support, 635 supports 4g; both have virtual navigation keys

Nokia is currently working on several Windows Phone 8.1 devices, two of which have already been revealed to be codenamed Moneypenny and Goldfinger. Previously, it was reported that Windows Phone 8.1 might include support for virtual navigation keys instead of hardware buttons, and it looks like Moneypenny may be one of the first to support the feature.

The home screen image was leaked by the usual suspect, @evleaks, and shows that the device will support two SIM cards. More so, the phone will also be using virtual navigation keys that can be seen at the bottom of the home screen.

Seeing that dual SIM phones are not traditionally used in the US, it looks like this phone might be headed to a low-cost market where such phones are more popular. This could be for the Asian market as well as the African market, but that’s hedging based on where dual SIM phones are popular.

Also, the clock in the top right likely indicates that this phone will be called the Lumia 630. This phone will be 3G only, but if you want 4G in the same form-factor, you will need to step up to the Lumia 635, which will include 4G support.

No word on when these devices will be released or their price point. On the latter, we would suspect that they should be cheaper based on their branding of the 6 series class of Lumia devices.

Source: @evleaks | Image via @evleaks

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Dual sim? I want that... put in one of those free 200MB data for tablets on T-Mobile sim cards... and the other sim my regular one...

Mr. Hand said,
How would you explain the use of dual SIM to those of in a US single SIM existence? Is it just needed multiple networks to get the coverage you want?

You might have one SIM for personal use and one for business; a plan that allows you to call for free people on the same network etc.
In the rest of the World there are very cheap pre-paid Sims and many other options that the US carriers racket do not contemplate.

Yeah, believe it or not, you can get a SIM card for like 25 cents here. And it includes 20 cents balance after tax deduction, which gives you about 2hrs of call minutes or 5k texts out of the box. There's hell of competition between carriers, all of them trying to come up with cheaper and more lucrative call and text packages. This is why the US carrier's corporate monopoly seems so unbelievable to us.

Sprint lacks selection for windows phone.... if rumors are true with tmobile that they will pay for ETF, and carry this phone, I will jump to it.

Why are there two tiles of the phone app and two tiles of the messages app? Is Nokia going the same route they are going with their camera's app - having all too many, instead of one default app

Tigurinn said,
Why are there two tiles of the phone app and two tiles of the messages app? Is Nokia going the same route they are going with their camera's app - having all too many, instead of one depault app

Could it be because it is a dual Sims device? Personally I have never used one of these devices but it would make sense: two Sims with two phone and text tiles.

Tigurinn said,
Why are there two tiles of the phone app and two tiles of the messages app? Is Nokia going the same route they are going with their camera's app - having all too many, instead of one default app

Dual sim device, man.

Fritzly said,

Could it be because it is a dual Sims device? Personally I have never used one of these devices but it would make sense: two Sims with two phone and text tiles.

I hope those are photoshopped images as there is nothing distinguishing which goes to which SIM.

They should possibly have synced them up color wise or something.

Bingo, also note the two cellular reception indicators in the top left of the screen. It is a dual-SIM, dual-radio phone.

Fritzly said,

Could it be because it is a dual Sims device? Personally I have never used one of these devices but it would make sense: two Sims with two phone and text tiles.

Ah, quite so. Still, they ought to let the user be able to put a text label on them, so one could mark it, f.ex., "Home" and "Work" - but still think it should be one tile, where you could, inside the app, choose which sim you wanted to use; just like there is one people app

if you look closer, you can see little "1" and "2" on status bar and both phone and messages tiles. And probably there's also numbering in options.

LogicalApex said,

I hope those are photoshopped images as there is nothing distinguishing which goes to which SIM.

They should possibly have synced them up color wise or something.

That would be useful for the smaller tile but the name of the carrier appears on the two larger sized tiles.