Microsoft Lumia 640 will be one of the first to receive Windows 10 update

Microsoft Lumia 640 will be one of the first to receive Windows 10 update
A video of  Microsoft's Scandinavian General Manager Ossi Korpela reveals that the Microsoft Lumia 640 will be among the first Windows Phone handsets to receive the Windows 10 for Phone update. The handset, which is expected to be eventually released in the U.S. by T-Mobile, it's pre-paid MetroPCS division, and AT&T, will receive the update later this year according to the Microsoft executive.

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: (translated) via WMPoweruser

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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)



1. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

That's good news. Windows 10 looks good as of now. Let's see what happens when they compete with Android and iOS

12. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

WP10 looks promising. But you also have their core base not liking the new calendar and email apps being so "androidfied" with hamburger menus.

2. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

"An affordable high-end model", compare to which phone, Mr.Korpela?

3. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

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.

10. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

MS basically looked at the 2014 Moto G and copied it in every way aside from adding NFC. Too bad it is now 5" instead of 4.5

16. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

It's as high end as the Moto G.

4. olatgf

Posts: 37; Member since: May 02, 2015

Looks good from sight.

5. gaming64 unregistered

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.

6. colinkiama

Posts: 60; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

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.

8. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

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.

11. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

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.

20. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

The testing is very minimal compared to other phones. Usually on the order of a 1/3rd of the time frame.

17. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

I cant understand why people dont get that carriers are the ones slowing/blocking these updates MS sends out.

7. h27_Venom

Posts: 76; Member since: May 16, 2014

i dont know if it is me but this guy sounds "Robotic"

9. corporateJP

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...

18. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

You want a tissue to dry your tears hater? You cry on every wp article

19. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Better than that lollipop you get for going down at MS HQ...

13. Chuck007

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Wonder if that means anything with higher specs than the 640 will have Continuum support.

14. dlsnhuff

Posts: 111; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I want lumia 640 XL

15. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Oh heck yeah!!!!

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