With the announcements of the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL this morning at Mobile World Congress, one of the first questions that came up was when or if we would see these in the US market. The answer came almost as quickly as the announcements themselves. AT&T has issued a Press Release stating that they will carry the Lumia 640 and will be the first US carrier to have the Lumia 640XL in their lineup. While pricing and release dates were not a part of the announcement, you can expect them to be here pretty soon given that Microsoft announced they are available this month.
Category: Lumia 640
As part of the launch announcements for the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL, Microsoft has released two new launch videos covering both devices. Both of the videos can be found after the break and both are quite dramatic, outlining the look and feel of the devices as well as the wide range of apps that come built into the device.
As I posted just a bit ago, Microsoft launched the Lumia 640 this morning at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. If you haven’t had a chance to review the specs, you can do so here and I think you’ll like what you see. The Lumia 640 is certainly not a flagship device but it is a nice step up in the mid-market and one that should do well.
Microsoft has now released hi-res images of the Lumia 640 and I’ve got all of them here for your viewing pleasure. All of them can be found after the break to save those who don’t want to see them from a big download on the front page of the site. Keep in mind that these are all between 1.5-3 MB is size so rendering may be slow depending on your connectivity.
At Mobile World Congress today, Microsoft announced the new Lumia 640, a mid-range Windows Phone that is a step up from the popular Lumia 635. The Lumia 640 comes in three variants, the 3G Dual SIM, LTE Dual SIM and an LTE Single SIM and it is expected to sell for less than $200 when it reaches the US. Yes, the Lumia 640 is coming to the United States! It is expected to be with AT&T, T-Mobile and MetroPCS but what is unclear is which variant will be with which carrier. While I’ve voice my opinion on the need for a flagship Windows Phone from Microsoft, it is good to see this Lumia 640 as it is, specification wise, not bad at all for a sub-$200 device.
The Lumia 640 will run on the Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor at 1.2GHz and will sport a 8GB of storage on board. That can be augmented with up to 128GB on a MicroSD card. The rear camera is a 8MP autofocus capable of shooting 1080p video while the front facing camera is a HD 1MP wide angle. The display is a 5″ HD 1280×720 IPS that does support Glance which if you don’t have, once you do, will love. It is expected to launch this month in various markets globally.