Well, speak of the devil! We were only just looking at the FCC paperwork for a smartphone that may very well be the Nokia Lumia 635 (assuming it’s not the 630 itself), when now a new render of the 630 has leaked, showing us the handset from a new angle and seeming to verify that the phone will arrive without a physical camera shutter button.
While technically there’s nothing new about Windows Phone models without a camera button (the Alcatel One Touch View from 2012 lacks one), the idea’s been gaining a lot more traction as we prepare for the arrival of Windows Phone 8.1. Part of that might be connected to Microsoft dropping the requirement for physical Windows keys, moving to virtual on-screen implementations, and we’ve already seen a render of the 8.1-running Samsung Huron with the camera button similarly absent.
Otherwise, the design doesn’t offer too many surprises; the circular speaker cut-out resembles what we saw on the Lumia 620. It may be worth noting how the physical buttons that remain here look like they’ll be colored to match the color choice for the body, unlike the black buttons we’re used to.
If you’re interested in learning a little more about the man behind this leak (and oh, so many others), you’ll want to check out our next installment of the Pocketnow Weekly, where we talk with @evleaks himself, Evan Blass. Look for it to go live tomorrow morning.
Source: @evleaks (Twitter)