Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL announced at MWC 2015

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Today at Mobile World Congress 2015, Microsoft Corporation has announced low-end Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. However Windows 10 for Phones is not yet ready, both the devices will be upgrade-able to Windows 10 when it will be ready and available to offer greater productivity. Windows 10 for Phones will be available later this year.

Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL come with 1 GB of RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core CPU 1.2GHz. 720p HD display is common on both the 5 inch Lumia 640 or 5.7 inch Lumia 640 XL. Lumia 640 is packed with 2500 mAh and 3000 mAh in Lumia 640 XL. The 13MP camera is bundled with the ZEISS optics on Lumia 640 XL while the 8MP camera is the primary one on Lumia 640. Front facing camera is only 1MP on Lumia 640, however it’s 5 MP wide angle camera on the Lumia 640 XL.

First ever dual SIM models will come with LTE support. Both devices will preloaded with Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim update. They are upgrade able to Windows 10 once it’s ready and available.

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Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL – Specifications & Comparison

Microsoft Lumia 640 Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Variants 3G Dual SIM, LTE, LTE Dual SIM 3G, 3G Dual SIM, LTE, LTE Dual SIM
SoC / CPU / GPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Quad-core 1.2 GHz, GPU: Adreno 305
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Quad-core 1.2 GHz, GPU: Adreno 305
RAM / Memory 1GB RAM
8GB Internal Storage + micro SD up to 128GB
Up to 30GB Free Cloud Storage on One Drive
1GB RAM
8GB Internal Storage + micro SD up to 128GB
Up to 30GB Free Cloud Storage on One Drive
Display 5″ IPS LCD with ClearBlack Display, 294PPI
720p resolution (1280 x 720), 16M TrueColor.
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
5.7″ IPS LCD ClearBlack Display, 259PPI
720p resolution (1280 x 720), 16M TrueColor.
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Network 2G / 3G – Dual SIM Only
4G LTE – Single SIM & Dual SIM
2G / 3G – Single SIM & Dual SIM
4G LTE – Single SIM & Dual SIM
Dimensions 141.3 x 72.2 x 8.8 mm – 145 grams. 157.9 x 81.5 x 9 mm – 171 grams
Camera Main Camera:
8 MP BSI, Auto Focus, LED Flash,
1/4″ Sensor Size, f/2.2 Lens, 4x Zoom, 28mm focal length, 10cm minimum focus range.Front Camera:
1 MP wide angle, f/2.4, 720p video recording
Main Camera:
13 MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash, 1/3″ Sensor size. ZEISS Optics, f/2.0 Lens, 28mm Focal Length, 10cm minimum focus range.Front Camera:
5 MP Full HD, wide angle, 24mm focal length, 1080p video recording.
Battery 2500 mAh, 3.8 V
Stand by: up to 36 days
Talk time (2G): up to 26.5 hours
Talk time (3G): up to 17.5 hours
3000 mAh, 3.8 V
Stand by: up to 37 days
Talk time (2G): up to 30 hours
Talk time (3G): up to 24 hours
OS/UI Windows Phone 8.1 /
Lumia Denim
Windows Phone 8.1 /
Lumia Denim
Connectivity Features WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, hotspot,
GPS: A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Cellular and WiFi,
NFC: Only LTE Variants
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, hotspot,
GPS: A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Cellular and WiFi,
NFC: All variants
SIM Size Micro SIM Micro SIM
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Pricing and Availability

Lumia 640 will be available starting in April and will be available in glossy cyan, orange and white, as well as matte black. Lumia 640 XL will start rolling out globally in March and will be available in matte cyan, orange and black, as well as both matte and glossy white.

Both the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL will be available in single-SIM and dual-SIM LTE and dual-SIM 3G variants while the Lumia 640 XL, in addition, will also be available as a single-SIM 3G variant.

Lumia 640 is estimated to be around EUR 139 (~156 US Dollars or ~15,800 Pakistani Rupees) for the 3G model and EUR 159 (~$178 or PKR ~18,200/-) for the LTE model, before taxes and subsidies.

Lumia 640 XL will be around EUR 189 (~$210 or PKR ~21,500/-) for 3G and EUR 219 (~$245 or PKR ~25,000/-) for LTE, before taxes and subsidies.

Easy Varaint/Model and Pricing Breakdown

Variants Microsoft Lumia 640 Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
3G – Single SIM No Single SIM Variant EUR 189 (~$210 or PKR ~21,500/-)
3G – Dual SIM EUR 139 (~$156 or PKR ~15,800)
4G/LTE Single SIM EUR 159 (~$178 or PKR ~18,200/-) EUR 219 (~$245 or PKR ~25,000/-)
4G/LTE Dual SIM

 

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