Microsoft announces Lumia 640 & 640 XL at Mobile World Congress
Microsoft has announced two new Lumia phones at this years’ Mobile World Congress, the Lumia 640 and 640 XL.
Both devices are mid-range devices, and Microsoft has stated that there won’t be a new flagship Lumia device until Windows 10 is ready, which won’t be until around September.
Both the 640 and the 640 XL have a quad core processor, 8GB of internal storage with 1GB of RAM and a screen resolution of 720p.
Both phones will support MicroSD cards to improve on the weak 8GB storage.
The main difference is obvious, the 640 has a 5 inch LCD display while the XL has a 5.7 inch LCD display along with a bigger battery – 3000 mAh compared to the 640’s 2500 mAh capacity.
Both devices improve on the 630 range by both having front and rear cameras. The 640 has an 8MP shooter with an LED flash on the back and a 1MP front facing camera, while the XL has a 13MP rear camera (also with an LED flash) and a 5MP front facing camera.
Both devices are plastic and look like Lumias tend to look these days, and are expected to launch in March or April with 3G and LTE variants. The 640 is expected to cost €139 or €159 depending on which variant and the XL €189 or €219.