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
Weight: 145g
System chip: Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2GHz
RAM: 1GB
Battery: 2,500mAh

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


source: Microsoft

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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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21 Comments

1. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Hey what about the rest of the specs like cpu,internal storage etc?

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Probably garbage , so they didn't bother to reveal them.

12. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Quad core snapdragon 400, 8GB internal, 2500mAh battery. For $155 it is still very good.

3. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Should've at least put in a Snapdragon 410 for it to be at least as powerful as an android watch. Other than that, solid device.

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

what? no flagships...

8. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Not yet. The flagship is said to to launch with Windows 10. Gonna be worth the wait if you wanna give Windows (for phones) a shot. Snapdragon 810 is already confirmed.

15. Cyberchum

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Seriously, you should be smarter. Why do you think HTC didn't release Sense 7 alongside One M8's Lollipop' update? Microsoft will naturally want their flagship to debut the next iteration of their mobile OS, and now, that OS is not commercial ready. . . . The delay will hurt them nevertheless.

5. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

If. If the internal storage is at least 16GB, i don't mind to pay higher but for it.

11. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

It's $155 genius, what do you expect? Flagship?

14. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Well, that why i am saying, i don't mind paying higher price for it, if it is 16GB.

18. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

SD card, that you can actually install nearly all apps too

6. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

So let me guess this will be yet another SD400 midrange

19. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

A midrange that will land on 3 of the carriers that make up most of the US market share, which is huge for ms. Their biggest sellers were always available on more than one carrier. And now that it is a 5in and 5.7in at prices that rival the competition with specs to boot.

7. xuerantiger

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

hm, i wonder if microsoft is going to reveal a flagship any time soon; they've pretty much put all of their focus on midrange to entry level phones

9. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I like the white one. :3

13. thedictator

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Nice Phone at this Price range. Expecting New phones with 64-Bit Processors after officially unveiled Windows 10...Nokia is Trust..

16. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

This one falls bellow the midrange for this year bacuse of the SD400 and M$ shows that they have failed to get their software to run on the new A53 and A57 based SoCs. They still can't be bothered to try to keep up....

20. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

comment makes no sense, the OS for these phones dont need more than that. Why bump up the price for no reason? Oh wait android is used to spec wars perhaps? Win10 will support the 810soc, so i fail to see where you are saying they are not trying to keep up.

17. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I read that Mr Elop said In an Interview that a Flagship Windows smart phone will come to us When windows 10.debuts. I read That Microsoft wants Windows 10 for Desktop, Laptops and Tablets on sale by the start of the 2015 school season that's late august to mid September. that is possible because Windows 10 tech preview was out since last year all microsoft has to do is polish up a few things in 3 moths and it's good to go. Windows phone 10 just came out I think it wont RTM until October 2015 at the earliest november is the best date for Windows 10 for smart phones. that means a windows 10 flagship smartphone will be on sale by Christmas 2015. I think I will buy a used Verizon Icon and chill till then.

21. apamau

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 29, 2014

Even then, i think the so call "flagship" gonna hv lots of pressure.. especially interms of camera.. other than 41px which can crop.., the rest are catching up... so the market for camera phone enthusiast may switch as korea, china phone are having much better camera phone now. blind test is a good judge then any pixel peeping. SO, i guess MS gonna come out something real solid, else, don't see any point for any ms flagship phone

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