MWC is just getting started, and while we are all blabbering about Samsung and HTC with their flagship, let’s not forget about Microsoft and it’s mid-tier devices. To “build on the success in the affordable space,” Microsoft continued with with two new mid-rangers: The Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL.
Succeeds its predecessor, the Lumia 630, the Lumia 640 got some improvement on the hardware side. While the processor stays the same, the device sport the new 5-inch 720p display. We also have a bigger battery, sized at 2500 mAh. In the optics department, we got an 8MP shooter, with dynamic flash and HDR. Front-facing wide-lens camera is also included.
Its bigger brother, the Lumia 640 XL, is bigger in every way. It features a 5.7-inch 720p display, a giant 3000 mAh battery and a 13MP camera. Both devices will have the 1GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage and the Snapdragon 400 SoC from Qualcomm.
The event also includes some new information. Stephen Elop guarantees that with the release of Windows 10 in the summer, there will be a flagship device to come with it. Also, Spartan, the new web browser for Windows 10, will be coming in the next build of the preview.
The phones will be available in the next quarter, specifically April. Both the Lumia 640 and XL will be available in two variants: 3G and 4G LTE. Lumia 640 is selling at 139 euros for 3G and 159 for 4G LTE variant. XL will be starting at 189 euros for 3G and 219 euros for 4G LTE.