The Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona is an interesting show, and usually showcases the newest and most interesting mobile devices. Microsoft held a press conference on Monday, and with it showed off two new phones. These budget based Windows Phones are worldly and very nice.
The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are the two newest Windows Phones, and they are aimed at customers around the world looking for a bargain. They replace the Lumia 630 and Lumia 635, and actually have pretty nice specs. Both will be available mid-year around the globe from partners.
The Lumia 640
The Lumia 640 is the first phone that Microsoft introduced on Monday, and its base phone for Windows Phone in 2015. It runs on a quad-core Snapdragon processor running at 1.2GHz, a gigabyte of RAM, and has a 720p resolution. This would be advanced only a short few years ago in the phone world.
The Lumia 640 also has a 5-inch screen and a 8-megapixel camera, and that also is a huge increase over the 630 from last year. the 640 is expected to be released in May, and be around $155 and $177 depending on 3G or LTE versions. These are great prices for these phones and pack a lot of power.
The Lumia 640 XL
While the Lumia 640 has a lot of specs built into it, the 640 XL is the big brother of the phone duo. It has the same quad-core Snapdragon processor at 1.2 GHz, the gigabyte of RAM, and 720p screens. But, it also has a 5.7-inch screen, and a 13 mega-pixel camera, making it more of a phablet.
The Lumia 640 XL is expected to be available later this month, and starting at $211 or $244 also depending on 3G or LTE. This packs a lot more screen, a stronger camera, and more punch for the dollar. Either way, these Lumia phones are great for Windows Phones, and look like great phones to own.
I cant’t wait to try either phone out. I like the Lumia 640 XL and want one soon.