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Microsoft@MWC2015 – Lumia 640 and 640 XL

At MWC 2015 Microsoft showed us Lumia 640 and it’s big brother 640 XL. Although pricing is low mid-range, the hardware seems to be quite good. A lot of bang for your bucks! I especially love that they bring back the color cyan. It looks Oh-So-Glossy on the 640!


640 640 XL
Screen size: 5 inch ClearBlack IPS LCD 5.7 inch ClearBlack IPS LCD
Resolution: 720p (1280 x 720) 720p (1280 x 720)
CPU: Snapdragon 400 (1.2 GHz quad-core) Snapdragon 400 (1.2 GHz quad-core)
RAM (memory): 1 GB 1 GB
Storage: 8 GB + microSD 8 GB + microSD
Camera: 8 MP + 1 MP (front) 13 MP + 5 MP (front)
Battery: 2500 mAh (removable) 3000 mAh (removable)
Weight: 145 g 171 g
Price: 180 USD 245 USD
Available: March-April 2015 March-April 2015

It should be no surprise these are running Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim.


A new Lumia flagship is expected later this year when Microsoft releases Windows 10. Which these phones are ready for by the way.

Read more:

Windows Central: My thoughts on the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL and why this is a turning point for Microsoft by Daniel Rubino

Windows Central: Matte vs. Glossy: The Lumia 640 and 640 XL colors by Mark Guim

Ars Technica: Hands-on: Lumia 640 ought to be enough for anybody by Peter Bright

Ars Technica: What the Lumia 640 tells us about Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 by Peter Bright

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