Amazingly, Microsoft’s MWC15 press event was quite short and lasted for about 30 minutes only. In these 30 minutes, among other demos, Microsoft also managed to announce two new Lumia devices namely Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. For now, both would come with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 but would be upgradeable to Windows 10 once it is released.
Lumia 640 and 640 XL would also come with a Office 365 Personal subscription for 1 year. It includes 1TB OneDrive cloud storage, 60 Skype call minutes in selected countries and Microsoft Office for your phone, laptop and a tablet.
Lumia 640 is a successor to the Lumia 635 which fixes all of it’s shortcomings. It has a larger 5-inch 720P IPS LCD display. All of its computing power comes from a Quad-core 1.2Ghz Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM. Internal storage is only 8GB in size but it does have a microSD slot which supports microSD cards of upto 128GB. Primary shooter on the device is only 8MP while the secondary shooter is only 1MP. All of this hardware is powered by a 2500 mAh battery. In short, the Lumia 640 has improved hardware, a larger HD display and a LTE dual-SIM design.
Lumia 640 XL appears to be the successor to the old Lumia 1320. It has a 5.7-inch 720P IPS LCD display. Like its little sibling, 640 XL also has a Quad-core (Snapdragon 400) 1.2Ghz processor and 1GB RAM. Lumia 640 XL also has 8GB of internal storage and supports microSD cards upto 128GB. There is a 13MP camera with Carl ZEISS optics on the back, while front of the device boosts a 5MP wide-angle camera. Lastly, 640 XL has a little bigger 3000 mAh battery.
Lumia 640 and 640 XL would be available in a variety of colors starting this month. Pricing for the Lumia 640 and 640 XL would be as follows:
- Lumia 640: $155 (dual-SIM 3G) or $180 (dual-SIM LTE)
- Lumia 640 XL: $210 (dual-SIM 3G) or $245 (dual-SIM LTE)