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!
|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.
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