Microsoft just announced the Lumia 635, one of the first Windows Phone 8.1 devices that will hit the market, and now we’re learning about U.S. launch carriers. AT&T, T-Mobile and MetroPCS have all confirmed that the device will launch in the near future. As a quick refresher, the Lumia 635 was announced in the same breath as the Lumia 630, and is the variant of the phone that supports 4G LTE networks.
The device is equipped with a 4.5-inch ClearBlack display, a 5-megapixel camera, 8GB of expandable storage with support for 128GB microSD cards, 512MB of RAM and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor. More importantly, however, the phone runs Windows Phone 8.1 with a ton of enhancements, including a more customizable home screen, a new notification shade, the Cortana digital assistant that will compete with Siri and Google Now, lock screen themes and more.
T-Mobile and MetroPCS promised to sell the device sometime this summer, but did not provide a specific release date or pricing. AT&T also declined to provide pricing and only confirmed the phone will launch sometime this year.