Microsoft took the stage at MWC 2015 that’s going on in Barcelona and straightaway went to the business and announced Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. The company also gave a brief intermission about the Windows 10 demo after Lumia 640 was announced and later announced the Lumia 640. Both the phone are going to launch with Windows Phone 8.1 but Microsoft plans to upgrade these phones along with other recent Lumia phones to Windows 10.
Microsoft Lumia 640
The Lumia 640 is a bigger and better than most of the phones of 600 series. The screen size is 5 inche and the panel used is IPS, it offers a 720p resolution with 294 ppi. The display is protected by gorilla glass 3. In addition to that, the phone is running on a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, there’s 1 gig of RAM and 8 gigs of internal storage that can be further expanded using the micro SD card slot. You get an 8 megapixel shooter on the back with LED flash and a 1 megapixel on the front. The back camera is capable of recording videos at 1080 @30 frames per second. In terms of connectivity, we will be getting both dual and single SIM versions. There will be 3G as well as LTE variants available.
Last but not the least, the phone will be powered by an ample 2,500 mAh battery. Lumia 640 will be available in April and will come in different colours like cyan, orange, black, white. The 3G version will be going on sale for €140/$156 and the LTE version will cost €160/$180.
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
The next phone in the line up is Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. At first we thought that Microsoft will be releasing a 13 series Lumia phone but the company decided to bring in a phablet in the 600 series. The Lumia 640 XL is a 5.7 inches IPS display that offers 720p resolution and has Clear Black display along with gorilla glass 3.
Under the hood, there is a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 gigs of RAM, 8 gigs of internal storage that will be expandable. As you can see the specs are pretty much the same. On the back we have a 13 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics with LED flash and on the front there is a 5 megapixel camera that offers a wide lens for selfies. The 3G version will cost €190/$213 and the LTE version will cost €220/$246. Just like the Lumia 640, the 640 XL will also come in both dual and single SIM versions.