Few weeks ago, at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Microsoft introduced two new Windows smartphones joining their mid-range list of offerings, the Lumia 640 and its bigger sibling – Lumia 640 XL. Shortly after its official premiere, T-Mobile officially announced that the Lumia 640 will arrive to Magenta network in the near future. Today, the phone popped up on T-Mobile online store listed as ‘Coming soon’.
Microsoft Lumia 640 – Pricing & Availability
Sporting a 5-inch LCD display with 1280x720p of resolution, the Microsoft Lumia 640 comes powered by the quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz combined with 1GB RAM and 8GB of built-in expandable storage. On the optics side, the phone offers users a decent 8-megapixel main camera unit featuring LED flash that is capable to record full-HD 1080p videos.
Furthermore, the upcoming Lumia 640 arrives equipped with a full package of connectivity options, including Wi-Fi and the support for ultra-fast 4G LTE. When it comes to battery life, the phone’s lights are kept on by a 2,500 mAh unit said to deliver up to 26.5 hours of talk time.
In addition, running Windows Phone 8.1 the Lumia 640 offers everything any user need to work on the go. This new affordable handset comes with some of the best Microsoft services and apps including Office, OneNote, OneDrive and the personal assistant, Cortana. It should be also mentioned that the manufacturer promises to deliver Windows 10 upgrade for the Lumia 640 as soon as it will be available.
Summing up, the Lumia 640’s design, hardware parameters and operating system surprise with pretty impressive quality as for an mid-range device and fluidity of the phone’s performance.
So far, this affordable phone has been announced to become available in Metro PCS sometime in mid-April. The carrier will be offering the handset for $99, which is allegedly an off-contract price with no long-term commitments.
Moving on to the Lumia 640’s price and launch date details, T-Mobile hasn’t determined the phone’s official premiere date yet. However seeing it in the carrier’s online store, we may safely assume that the handset will join the T-Mobile’s list of offerings in the first half of April or perhaps even in late March.