Microsoft Lumia 640 unveiled: colorful and affordable
Microsoft brought its brand new Lumia 640 affordable handset at Mobile World Congress, continuing its tradition of releasing affordable Lumia phones for those on a budget.
The Microsoft Lumia 640 features a 5-inch HD display, comes in a range of vivid colors, and runs on Windows Phone 8.1 (it's set to get upgraded to Windows 10 in the not too distant future). The phone also features 1 year of Office 365 included.
The Lumia 640 has all the options you'd expect from an affordable phone: more specifically, it arrives in a single- and dual-SIM versions with both a 3G model and 4G LTE version of the handset, including a dual-SIM LTE device.
Specs in a nutshell:
Platform: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim (upgradeable to Windows 10)
Display: 5" 720 x 1280-pixel ClearBlack IPS LCD with Gorilla Glass 3
Camera: 8MP rear cam with 1/4" sensor and f/2.2 lens, 0.9MP front-cam
Dimensions: 141.3 x 72.2 x 8.8mm
System chip: Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2GHz
The handset comes in a range of colors including cyan, orange, black and white. It's also got an 8-megapixel camera with dynamic flash and auto HDR, as well as a front-facing camera with wide-angle lens. It is pre-loaded with the latest Lumia camera app update.
Finally, the Lumia 640 release date is set for April and it will arrive to multiple new markets. The price for the Lumia 640 is set at the following:
- $155 (139 euro) for 3G
- $177 (159 euro) for 4G LTE version
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