Microsoft releases MWC "highlight" reel

Microsoft releases MWC
What's the best way to memorialize a fun trip? Video it, of course. And that is what Microsoft did for its trip to Barcelona for MWC 2015. The video has been posted on social media sites and starts by showing shots of the venue mixed in with Stephen Elop's introduction of the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. This is a low to mid-range phablet with a 5.7-inch 720 x 1280 resolution screen, powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU. The handset features a 13MP rear-camera with an aperture of f/2.0. You should be able to take great pictures in low-light conditions. 

Also revealed at MWC was the Microsoft Lumia 640 which features a smaller 5-inch glass with the same 720 x 1280 resolution, same CPU, and less impressive cameras (8MP on back and .9MP up front). The two models have 1GB of RAM, 8GB of native storage,and a much appreciated 128GB capacity microSD slot. Both are powered by Windows Phone 8.1 and the pair already comes with the Lumia Denim firmware out of the box. The two handsets will be offered by AT&T some time next month.

Microsoft didn't steal the thunder from Samsung and HTC, as there were no high-end Windows Phone flagships unveiled. The company did show off Windows 10 for Mobile. Press reports as far back as December mentioned that Microsoft would stick with the low end stuff for MWC and unveil the higher-end phones in the second half of the year.

Not that Microsoft will have the second half of the year all to itself. The LG G4 should be launched around the beginning of the second half of the year, and leaked images are making it appear as though there will be an HTC One M9 Plus that Microsoft will have to contend with this summer. If anything, it might even be more of a looker than the HTC One (M8) and HTC One M9. And as the summer heat begins to dissipate, all eyes will be on the new iPhone models.

source: MicrosoftLumia via WMPoweruser

Related phones

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)
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)



1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Now MS release that much awaited flagship.

2. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

still have to wait a few more months, but they are coming...

3. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Intrigued to see if the flagship will use an Intel or spring for the higher end qualcom

4. soldier820

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

#terribledesign, Why .... ohh god why Microsoft makes this terrible phones and a terrible UI. Maybe is only me who thinks this. I used to have a Microsoft phone.... I was not impressed at all.

5. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Terrible phones ? WTH are you talking about ?? As for the UI , its a matter of personal opinions..

6. soldier820

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Well great SIR... That is my opinion. I have given Microsoft phones a chance to impress me... I have used them for a bit. And every time I get a Nokia phone, I just cant wait to get back to my Android Device

7. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

look at my phones profile, currenly using a nexus 5 and i cant wait to get back to a WP device ;)

8. soldier820

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

That's cool StreetNerd, I love all types of phones. But the WP has not impressed me so far. Maybe in the near future that might change.... "Maybe"

10. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Different strokes for different folks i feel the same way about Android. To me it's just catching up to Windows phone in the aesthetics department but everyone has different taste, live and let live, treasure choice.

9. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

The only way I would get a windows phone is if they threw in a product key for windows 10.

12. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

As the owner of a Nexus 5 and many past Android flagships, the only way i would buy and Android phone is if I could load Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 or Windows 10 on it.

11. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

I like that the word highlight is in quotations lol

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