At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) -2015, Barcelona, Microsoft’s mobile chief Stephen Elop (Former CEO of Nokia) said, “What you see is a temporal situation in time, we made a conscious decision that the best time to launch the next wave of flagship devices was when we could launch the full Windows 10 experience. We decided that was the right moment to go back to the flagship tier.” Saying this, Microsoft’s mobile chief gave the first look to the Microsoft Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 640 XL(LTE).
Here are the specs of newly released Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 640 XL(LTE)
- There are 3 versions of Lumia 640:
1. Lumia 640 (Non-LTE, Dual-Sim)
2. Lumia 640 LTE (Single-Sim)
3. Lumia 640 LTE (Dual-Sim)
- There are 3 versions of Lumia 640 XL
1. Lumia 640 XL (Single-SIM, Non-LTE)
2. Lumia 640 XL (Dual-Sim)
3. Lumia 640 XL (LTE, Single-SIM)
4. Lumia 640 XL (LTE, Dual-SIM)
The expected price for Lumia 640 DUAL SIM will be around $190, for Lumia 640LTE and Lumia 640 (Dual Sim) LTE will be around 200$ to 220$, for Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 640 XL DUAL SIM it will be $240 to $260, for Lumia 640 XL (LTE) & Lumia 640 LTE DUAL SIM it will be around $260 to $280. Looks like Microsoft’s mobile chief, Stephen Elop, is true to his words, as these phones are packed with lots of feature only loaded with high-range phones. Categorised under mid-range smartphones, they feature IPS display supporting HD resolution (1280 x 720) at 294ppi (Lumia 640) and 259ppi (Lumia 640 XL) with a full-HD primary camera that supports 1080p video recording at 30fps, the battery seems good enough- 2500mAh & 3000mAh respectively, which are rarely available in any mid-range smartphone. It seems, that the mobile chief of Microsoft, is in no mood to give an easy market to those overpriced Android and Apple phones.
Summing up, the new series of Lumia smartphones look decent, with an affordable price-tag. For now, they will hit the market with Lumia Denim update which will be upgradable to the latest Windows 10. The phone will be out in the stores by the end of March-2015.