In the sea of Android phones, comes a Windows Phone device with very little razzmatazz or glamour and pretty much goes away without much of news. But, Microsoft did launch a couple of Windows Phone devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Both the devices are seen as a successor to the budget market that Microsoft is targetting to thrive in. The Lumia 640 and 640 XL are said to be Windows Phone 10 ready, though will not run the latest software OS right out of the box for now. It would be updated at a later stage, and for now the devices will run Windows Phone 8.1 with Denim update which is not really that bad.
Both the devices will run Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC with 1.2 GHz clock speed and Adreno 305 GPU. The RAM on board is 1 GB and you get 8 GB internal memory out of the box with micro SD card expansion. The main difference both the phones are in the screen sizes and the battery specifications as well in the camera. The Lumia 640 comes with 5 inch IPS display while the Lumia 640 XL has an 5.7 inch IPS panel. Both the devices have a 5 MP front facing camera and the rear unit is a 13 MP on the XL while the 640 has an 8 MP unit. The battery on the Lumia 640 is a 2500 mAh unit while the Lumia 640 XL packs a punch at 3000 mAh.
Other than the obvious accessories, Microsoft is also offering software bundles such as 60 minute Skype calling credit and 1 TB of space on OneDrive as well as one year’s subscription to Office 365. The Lumia 640 is priced at Euros 140 for the 3G variant and for Euros 160 for the LTE version. The device will be available in April, in both single and dual SIM variants. The Lumia 640 XL, on the other hand will be priced at Euros 190 and 210 for the 3G and LTE variants respectively.