Microsoft holding an event on May 13th in Philippines, could launch the budget-friendly Lumia 630

Hammad Saleem

Lumia 630

Earlier today, Microsoft took the wraps off its budget-friendly Nokia Lumia 630 in India with an extremely affordable price tag. According to a new report, Microsoft is also holding an event in Philippines tomorrow where the company is expected to announce the Windows Phone 8.1 powered Lumia 630. The device made its official debut at Build 2014 last month, and was announced that it will hit retail shelves across the globe by the end of May.

As a gentle reminder, the device comes with a 4.5-inch display sporting a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, and is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon chipset under the hood. Nokia Lumia also comes with 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage with support for expandable storage via a microSD card slot. There’s a 5MP back shooter as well for photos and videos, but the device lacks a front-facing camera.

The smartphone comes with a 1,830 mAh battery, and also offers dual-SIM support which is quite popular in emerging markets like Philippines. On top of it, it runs the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating, and is said to be the first device with the OS to hit the market.

There’s no word about the pricing and availability, but we’ll update you tomorrow as soon as the handset is officially announced.