The Lumia 640 is making its way to Cricket Wireless this Friday, May 15th for those in the United States. Announced at Mobile World Congress in February, the Lumia 640 is one of two devices launched at the event (the larger Lumia 640 XL being the other) and Cricket becomes the second US carrier behind T-Mobile to announce they will be selling the 5″ Windows Phone. Currently only AT&T will carry the Lumia 640 XL in the US.
The news is good for those who are wanting to pick up the 640 as Microsoft has been clear that it along with the 640 XL will be amongst the first phones to receive Windows 10 for Phones when it is available later this year.
The announcement from Cricket did not include any pricing but based on other carriers globally, you can expect it to be around the $129-149 mark.
For those who don’t remember the specifications of the Lumia 640, here is a recap:
Operating System: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
Networks: GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Processor: CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8926), 1.2 GHz quad core processor
Memory: 1GB RAM, 8 GB internal mass memory + up to 128 GB Micro SD & 30GB* free OneDrive cloud storage
Display: 5” HD (1280×720, 16:9) IPS LCD, 294 PPI, Glance screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Sunlight readability enhancements
Primary Camera: 8 MP AF (3280×2464), f/2.2, 28 mm, 1080p @ 30 fps video (continuous autofocus), Flash: LED, Lumia Camera
Secondary Camera: HD 1 MP wide angle, f/2.4, 720p video
Connectivity: BT 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Micro SIM, A-GPS+GLONASS, BeiDou, DLNA, Screen cloning with Miracast, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/
Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor
Audio: 3.5 mm AV connector (AHJ), FM Radio, Internet Radio
Battery: 2500 mAh (BV-T5C) removable battery