Yesterday we reported that Microsoft Lumia 640 joined T-Mobile’s offer. Today, it’s time for its bigger sibling to take the stage, the Lumia 640 XL. AT&T has announced adding the Lumia 640 XL to its offer. Scheduled to hit the AT&T stores on June 26, the 5.7-inch Windows phablet will be sold for $250 without contract or for zero upfront when bought via carrier’s installment plan.
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL coming to AT&T
Starting from availability and pricing details, the new Microsoft Lumia 640 XL will be available in AT&T online and local retail stores in just 8 days. If you want to buy the handset with no commitment, you may do it paying its full retail price that is $250.
However, you may also purchase the phone choosing one of AT&T installment plans, then you will get the device at nothing upfront. Going that route, you may pick among the Next 24 plan including 30 payments of $8.34, Next 18 plan with 24 payments of $10.42 or the Next 12 within which you will be asked to pay 20 installments of $12.50 each.
When it comes to the Lumia 640 XL’s hardware, the phablet comes equipped with a generous 5.7-inch 720p IPS with pixel density of 259 ppi covered with a protective layer of Gorilla Glass 3 and ClearBlack technology that enhances sunlight viewing. Optics are represented by a decent combination of a 13MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens and camcorder capable to record 1080p videos additionally supported by a definitely selfie-friendly 5MP front-facing snapper.
Moving on to processor parameters, they are surely not device’s biggest advantage. To tell you the truth they’re closer to being poor than decent. Why? Well, the Lumia 640 XL arrives powered by a 1GHz quad-core Snapdragon chipset paired with 1GB RAM and 8GB of on-board storage. Thankfully the memory is expandable up to 128GB via microSD cards. The lights are kept on by a big 3,000 mAh battery. As for the software side, although the Lumia 640 XL works on Windows Phone 8.1 and is promised to get Windows 10 update later this year.
Summing up, the new AT&T Lumia 640 XL definitely isn’t the Microsoft’s flagship smartphone, but it is a slate delivering Live Tile-powered platform on a large screen at low costs and should be appreciated for its decent camera, great battery and solid body case.
more info: AT&T