Microsoft Lumia 640 will be one of the first to receive Windows 10 update
posted by Alan F. / May 02, 2015, 12:26 PM
Besides discussing the update, Korpela calls the Lumia 640 an affordable high-end model. The device is equipped with a 5-inch screen carrying a 720 x 1280 resolution. This combination produces a pixel density of 294ppi. A quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU is under the hood with 1GB of RAM inside. The Lumia 640 comes with 8GB of native storage, and for those who need additional memory there is a 128GB microSD slot available. An 8MP camera adorns the back of the unit and there is a .9MP front-facing snapper ready to shoot selfies. A 2500mAh battery keeps the lights on.
Since the mobile version of Windows 10 is still months away, promoting the handsets that will be the first to receive the update is an important sales tactic for Microsoft. Most new phone buyers aren't going to twiddle their thumbs waiting for Windows 10 for Phone to be released.
source: mobilsiden.dk (translated) via WMPoweruser
- 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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That's good news. Windows 10 looks good as of now. Let's see what happens when they compete with Android and iOS
posted on May 02, 2015, 12:36 PM 0
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"An affordable high-end model", compare to which phone, Mr.Korpela?
posted on May 02, 2015, 12:38 PM 5
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well when the shots, at least day shots, were just as good as the z3. It zipped along, really cant see the diff between 720p and 1080p, the brightness is great, the speaker loud. expandable sd etc, and battery life that is reallllllly good. Yea sure you can call it the little engine that could for under 200. Most wont even know its not high end.
posted on May 02, 2015, 1:05 PM 0
I dont get why Windows Phone, despite not having that lot of users like iOS, can't give updates to all at the same time like iOS.
posted on May 02, 2015, 1:18 PM 1
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Because iPhones Are such big sellers that they have a special deal with carriers. If they don't test and release the update by the deadline, they will stop the iphone being sold on that carrier. True story. With windows phone they have to go through carrier testing and stuff. But the apple way means that updates can be rushed and cause significant problems. Alot of patches were released for iOS 8 on iphones. When carriers take their time to test, there are less / no bugs.
posted on May 02, 2015, 1:45 PM 3
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That's not true. Apple completely bypasses carrier testing. The carrier updates one occasionally sees for their iPhone is usually made by Apple itself.. but the iOS updates themselves never come from carriers. Therefore, there is no "rushing". Bugs occur on all phones even Windows phones, and the bugs Apple patches are simply bugs that were not foreseen.. not due to "rushed testing". Other manufacturers don't have any less bugs, and there has never been a release of ANY software that did not have bugs. Bugs are found over time and thus, no amount of testing can solve/find all of them.
posted on May 02, 2015, 4:22 PM 1
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They do NOT bypass carrier testing. They still have their phones tested during the time the next ios release is in beta. For minor stupid bug checks, they are bypassed. While they are in the driver seat, Verizon will NOT let any phone, even the iphone go on without testing.
posted on May 02, 2015, 6:08 PM 0
Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009
Nah, Microsoft needs a token lapdog to pander to the Nokia crowd. Too bad this guy and only six other people kept their jobs once Elop got done backdooring Nokia...
posted on May 02, 2015, 4:48 PM 2
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You want a tissue to dry your tears hater? You cry on every wp article
posted on May 03, 2015, 7:59 AM 2
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