Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL will be launched by AT&T

Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL will be launched by AT&T
Announced by Microsoft earlier today, the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are two new affordable Windows Phone handsets that will be released around the world starting April. In the US, the 640 and 640 XL will both be available via AT&T, though the carrier didn't say exactly when it's going to start selling them.

Both the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL will run Windows Phone 8.1 (with the latest Denim update) at launch, but Microsoft confirmed that they'd get Windows 10 later this year. The Lumia 640 is the smallest among the two new smartphones, sporting a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels. The handset further features a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 8 MP rear camera, 0.9 MP front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2500 mAh battery. As for the Lumia 640 XL, this offers the same Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable storage space, but comes with a larger, 5.7-inch 720p display, plus better cameras (13 MP on the back, and 5 MP on the front), and a bigger 3000 mAh battery.

AT&T didn't say how much its Lumia 640 and 640 XL would cost. However, Microsoft announced that the LTE variants of the 640 and 640 XL (which are almost certainly the ones to be released by AT&T) would be priced at €159 and €219, respectively - which probably means $159 and $219 for the US market (off contract). Check out our Lumia 640 hands-on and Lumia 640 XL hands-on for a closer look at the two new Microsoft phones.

Looking forward to buying the Lumia 640, or the Lumia 640 XL? Let us know in the comments!




source: AT&T

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Lumia 640 XL
  • Display 5.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(25h 3G talk time)
Lumia 640
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(17.5h 3G talk time)

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13 Comments

1. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

bezeLESS!!!!!!!

4. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

are you saying it doesnt have any bezles because if you are you need to get your eyes checked

7. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I think he meant we needs less bezels. But anyway, these bezels aren't too bad for a phablet at this price range. It's only terrible on the renders showing the homescreen because of all the black space on the homescreen.

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I really wish they put the 3 capacitive buttons and the camera shutter button back.

3. RSmith

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Would be an upgrade from my current Nokia 521, and is just what I was looking for in specs (especially going from 512MB to 1GB RAM - finally!).

5. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

you should buy a flagship even if its a last year or 2013 model because there are better windows phones than this. plus im sure htc will make a windows version of the m9. get a true upgrade mate. not this cheap low end stuff

6. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

He comes from the 521...

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Some people simply don't want to spend hundreds on a phone. These are perfect. I paid 350 for my 930 and almost double that for my z3. The 640xl is a perfect low budget large phone.

11. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

you say that but you have a z3 and i pay contract prices the most ive ever spent is 300

12. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I say that, because I am the one having to fit a phone to a person, not a person to a phone. I have enough cash that those are simply the two I carry, bought full price without a need for 'contracts'. When you have access to note 4, z3's, iPhone 6's, my phones, and plenty of other phones, they all become simply just a mix and to the average consumer, just a pile of phones waiting for a salesman to tell them. "You will be happy with this phone...it has all you need." For most people, seeing even contract price can scare them off. And if I show them a 250 phone without contract out the door and its theirs...even better.

13. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

yeah well I am not the average customer who needs a salesman to tell me what to buy. and i wouldn't try to sell ppl crap phones id make them see the value in the higher priced ones. but if selling phones is all that matters then of course showing average ppl a smartphone that looks good and works fine for under 300 without a contract would be easy.

9. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

folks this is a great backup Windows 8.1 smartphone it almost beats my nokia lumia 928. The nokia lumia 928 has 32gigs of main memory, a better camera and maybe a sharper screen because it's screen is smaller and was a Windows flagship smartphone exceeded by the Verizon icon. I think Verizon was NUTS to discontinue the ICON they should have discontinued the nokia lumia 928 instead and keep their Windows flagship smart phone.

10. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Wonder if AT&T sells these in addition to or instead of the L830? Can't see keeping 6 models for WP in stock (the L1520, M8 for Windows, L830, L635 and these 2). Figure the 830, 635 and these are all aimed at the same market. Maybe discontinue the 2 lower end devices and put these two in their place? Figure there is still a market for the L1520 and the M8 is the only recent Hero for WP. Of the two, maybe the "long in the tooth" 1520 gets retired, but I see that in more AT&T stores than the M8. Intersting.....

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