The Lumia 640 could be Microsoft's next affordable Windows smartphone

The Lumia 640 could be Microsoft's next affordable Windows smartphone
Microsoft may soon launch a new and affordable smartphone called Lumia 640. The handset (model number RM-1109) was recently approved by Brazil's Anatel - the country's National Telecommunication Agency - which revealed not only the smartphone's name, but also some of its features.

The Lumia 640 will offer HSDPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, dual SIM capabilities, support for digital TV (which seems to be quite popular in Brazil), and a 2500 mAh battery. We don't know if the handset will run Windows Phone 8.1, or Windows 10 at launch.

The name of the Lumia 640 suggests that the smartphone is the successor to he Nokia Lumia 630 and Lumia 635, both of which will soon be 1 year old. A Lumia 645 will probably also exist, and, like the Lumia 635, this model could feature LTE connectivity, being made for the US market.

Microsoft might want to announce the Lumia 640 and 645 at MWC 2015 next month. These could become the company's fourth and fifth own-branded smartphones, after the Lumia 535 (pictured above), Lumia 532, and Lumia 435. We'll keep an eye on this, and let you know more as soon as new details arrive.


source: Janela Tech (translated) via Windows Central

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21 Comments

1. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Microsoft is all about gaining ground from the bottom up, nit a bad strategy at all but please give me an awesome high-end, I'm trading in my 920 for an 830 or 1020 this weekend but if rather have something more premium that said I love the 830 just wished it came in 32 GB, guess it'll work for now

2. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

The M8 for windows beats them both, in many ways. Just try it out, and don't be closed minded like some the "windows phone fans"

12. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

great phone, but not after you have had a Pureview and wireless charging

13. sgodsell

Posts: 7519; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why MS came out with 512 mb of ram on the 630/635 blows my mind. It was stupid on their part. But most likely they will bump up the ram.

14. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

it wasnt MS, was Nokia ... MS is just fixing Nokia's screwup

21. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Ha...good joke, buddy...

17. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I like M8 but love the cookie design of Lumia 830 camera hardware.

10. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

thought you may have been a 930 man actualy

16. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I'm selling my HTC One M7 to buy the Nokia Lumia 930, but I can't font a buyer....

3. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

This should also be released in countries that has DTV (ISDB-T) like the Philippines and Japan.

4. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

Microsoft STAPH launching new devices when the old ones don't even have been available for a year !

6. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Blame your carrier not the OEMs.

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2379; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Once 5G becomes a developed world standard, all these modems that have Cat. 4 speeds or higher will be actually useful.

8. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

I'll wait for the 1020 successor right now using 808 and 1520 and I'm loving it.

11. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

man, you got it all covered

9. obedchuni

Posts: 338; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

ya with SD dual core processor and 1 GHz processor

15. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

still get amazed by the ignorance of some people ...

18. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Like I said before Microsoft is replacing all Nokia brand Lumia smart phones with Microsoft brand Lumia smart phones because Nokia could return to selling smart phones in 2016.

22. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

G*ddamn right, Asstronaut.

19. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

soon we will see the replacement Microsoft Lumia high and mid range smart phones that will replace the Nokia Lumia 920,925,928,1020,1520. I wonder is any of them will be made of Metel. for sure all of them will be Windows 10 ready

20. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I hope this heralds the new crop of (#)#40-series handsets. A 940, 1040, and 1540 seem absolutely critical at this point.

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