Nokia Microsoft Lumia 630 release date and price

Microsoft has confirmed that the new Lumia 630 smartphone with Windows Phone 8.1 will be released on 29 May at £89. See also: Nokia Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 hands-on review: Affordable Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones.

Originally announced by Nokia before its acquisition, the Microsoft Devices Lumia 630 will arrive with a budget price tag to take on Motorola's recently announced Moto E. The Lumia 630 will cost £89 and go on sale at Carphone Warehouse, EE, O2, Tesco and Amazon on 29 May. 

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Conor Pierce, VP of Microsoft Devices, said: "The Nokia Lumia 630 offers great apps and high end technology which all run seamlessly under the beautiful Windows phone 8.1 interface. This is a great product for our customers, providing a premium experience at an affordable price point. In our opinion, this is the best smartphone in its price range on the market today."

Microsoft said the Lumia 630 offers an 'unrivalled experience' including a quad-core processor, 4.5in screen and an exceptional price point. It will be the first smartphone to launch with Windows Phone 8.1 which includes Action Center and soon Cortana. See also: 21 best smartphones: The best phone you can buy in 2014.

That sub-£100 price tag means it will compete with devices including Motorola's new Moto  E and EE's own 4G-enabled Kestrel. The smartphone market is becoming increasingly fierce at the budget end.

See also: What’s new in Window Phone 8.1: release date and new features.

The Lumia 630 will be available in multiple colours including bright orange, bright yellow, bright green, white and black. The handset includes Microsoft's 'Enterprise feature pack' which includes Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Camera,  HERE Maps and Drive+.

There's just 8GB of internal storage but users can add a shed load more thanks to a microSD card slot with can accept up to 128GB cards. See also: Nokia Lumia 930 hands-on review.

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