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MWC 2015 | Microsoft intros Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL

Microsoft Lumia 640 budget Windows smartphone
Microsoft Lumia 640
These two new Windows Phone handsets are both upgradeable to Windows 10, come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, and target the low-end segment of the market.

Microsoft introduced two new Lumia handsets earlier today at MWC 2015 in Barcelona - the 5-inch Lumia 640 and the larger Lumia 640 XL. Both handsets can be upgraded to Windows 10 later this year when the new iteration of the operating system comes out. While the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL target the low-end market, they both come with a quad-core processor, 8 MP and 13 MP main cameras, dual SIM, as well as a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal.

Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL have similar specs and features, as you can see below:

  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB RAM; 8 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 128 GB 
  • Display: 5-inch (640) or 5.7-inch IPS capacitive multitouch (640 XL), both with 1,280X720 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Cameras: 1 MP and 8 MP (640) or 5 MP and 13 MP (640 XL)
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, micro USB
  • Operating system: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
  • Colors: cyan, orange, white, black

As mentioned earlier, both handsets will be available with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, as well as 1 TB OneDrive cloud storage and 60 free minutes of Skype Unlimited Worldwide per month.

According to the official press release, global rollout begins later this month. Prices begin at roughly $155 USD for the 3G Lumia 640 and $210 USD for the 3G Lumia 640 XL. 4G LTE variants are expected to cost around $20-$30 USD more.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-03- 2 (Update: 2015-03- 2)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.