It looks like we will soon witness another Microsoft’s budget dual-SIM smartphone joining Lumia series. Called Lumia 640 labeled with model number RM-1109 has been recently approved by Antel, the Brazil’s National Telecomunication Agency. It means that the phone could be announced at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that is about to begin on March 1st. Let’s take a close up at the today’s leak.
Dual-SIM Lumia 640 DTV Windows Phone
According to the information quoted from Antel’s documents, the full name of the new Lumia will be the Lumia 640 Dual SIM DTV. We don’t need to be Sherlock Holmes to deduce that the phone will be a dual-SIM phone with support for integrated digital television. Additionally, the handset will allegedly sport a bundle of decent connectivity options, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and HSDPA+. Powered by a 2,500 mAh battery the phone will hit the market running Windows Phone 8.1, or even debut with the newly announced Windows 10.
Why Microsoft wanted Brazil’s telecommunication regulatory agency to approve the Lumia 640? Well, maybe because of the fact that DTV is a pretty popular service in this region, which makes Brazil a potentially highly profitable market for Microsoft and their DTV-capable handset.
As the name suggest, the Lumia 640 will be a successor of the released a year ago Nokia Lumia 630 and 635. Furthermore, knowing how mobile industry works, we may assume that Microsoft will soon launch the LTE-enabled model of the discussed phone called Lumia 645, just as it happened in the case of the mentioned Lumia 630.
If everything goes according to Microsoft expansion plans, the Lumia 640 and Lumia 645 will be the company’s fourth and fifth own-made smartphones (previous model are: Lumia 535, Lumia 532 and Lumia 435) joining Lumia family after the company bought the brand from Nokia.
source: Janelatech (translate)