Nokia Lumia 630 leaks again, shows off new colors and lack of camera buttonAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Nokia Lumia 630, 2014 pic.twitter.com/a9DZojuQTk— @evleaks (@evleaks) March 6, 2014
The Nokia Lumia 630 made its first appearance in the rumor mill late last year thanks to the emergence of a leaked screenshot that showed off its on-screen navigation keys. The Windows Phone 8.1-powered handset then surfaced again in February, this time showing off its entire body in a leaked render. Today we're getting an even better look at the upcoming Lumia thanks to a newly-leaked image that shows off both its sides and multiple color options.
A render shared by @evleaks shows the Nokia Lumia 630 in the same green color that it was wearing in the image that leaked out last month as well as new black, white, yellow and orange duds. Once again, the device is sporting on-screen navigation buttons, but this latest image also shows that it's lacking both a rear camera flash and a dedicated camera key.
In the past, Microsoft has required that all Windows Phone devices sport a dedicated camera button, but the company announced at MWC that it would be making that an optional feature in an impending update, which we know as Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft has said that the addition of on-screen button support and the removal of the camera button requirement will make it easier for manufacturers to reuse their existing hardware designs for new Windows Phone products, and while it's certainly strange to see a Windows Phone device with on-screen keys and no camera button, it's probably a smart move by Microsoft.