Microsoft announced the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL at Mobile World Congress. Both midrange devices have a screen with 1280×720 pixels, with the XL version having a 5.7″ touchscreen and the ‘normal’ Lumia 640 has to make do with a 5″ screen.
The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL come on the market as replacements for the Lumia 630 and Lumia 1320 respectively. Both new models contain 1GB of RAM that is twice as large as the predecessors. Both devices also contain a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400-soc from Qualcomm. The storage is 8GB, but it is expandable via a microSD card.
Microsoft has given the Lumia 640 a 5″ IPS screen with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, good for 259ppi. There is also an 8-megapixel camera on the back with a 28mm f/2.2 autofocus lens. The camera can shoot 1080p. shoot videos at 30fps.The front camera has a resolution of 1 megapixel.The battery capacity is 2500mAh.
The Lumia 640XL has a 5.7″ IPS screen with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. In addition to a 5-megapixel camera on the front, there is a 13-megapixel camera on the back. The battery has a capacity of 3000mAh.
Prices for the Lumia 640 start at 139 euros for the 3g version and 159 euros for the 4g version. The 640 XL has a suggested retail price of 189 euros for the 3g version and 219 euros for the 4g version. The devices will be available in four colors and should be on the market around April, while dualsim models should also appear. The devices, which still run on Windows Phone, will receive an upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as this operating system comes out later this year. Office 365 is also included, which is free for one year.