DerreLeaks: Alleged Screenshot of Dual-SIM ‘Moneypenny’
We’ve been getting leaked information for a while about a number of upcoming Nokia devices supposedly in the pipeline. One of these devices, codename ‘Moneypenny’, is expected to be Nokia’s first dual-SIM Lumia, making it likely that we will see this device launched in emerging markets where dual-SIM devices, like Nokia’s own Asha line, are pretty popular. Last week, we got word that Moneypenny may be marketed as the Lumia 630/635 (depending on configuration). We also go a (partial) screenshot of on-screen Windows Phone virtual control keys, a feature we believe will be available on Windows 8.1. This time around we get a full screenshot from what is allegedly Nokia ‘Moneypenny’.
The above image gives even more credence to these claims. The alleged screenshot shows a number of elements that prove what we’ve so far heard about Moneypenny. First off, at the top left corner, you’ll find two network indicators both numbered off, suggesting that this is, in fact, a dual-SIM device running on two 3G networks. Next, if you migrate to the top right corner, you’ll see the time set to 6:30. Nokia is known for including the model number in the device press shots, so we can assume that this particular model is the 630 (as opposed to the 635). Lastly, you will find the on-screen Windows keys at the bottom on the start screen. It’s pretty clear that they’re virtual keys, and not capacitive ones, as they are much closer to the tiles than what you’ll find on current Windows Phone devices.
Based on the model number, Moneypenny is expected to hit lower price points of about $130USD. It is unlikely that we’ll see this device come stateside, as there is little demand for dual-SIM phones in the US. We could see this come to markets like India and Singapore, while the 635 variant could see a release in European markets as only a single-SIM variant (possible 4G connection?).