Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL budget phones unveiled

The mid-range Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL smartphones have made their debut at the MWC 2015 expo in Spain and the company is touting these devices as affordable releases that are loaded with great features. The handsets don’t run Windows 10, but come with the latest WP8.1 release there is.

The Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL look like your average Lumia smartphones and they land in various colors. The company will also be offering the handsets with dual SIM and LTE options, or even both together. The core hardware used is the same for the two devices which run the same software as well, Lumia Denim.

Microsoft Lumia 640

The Microsoft phones use the usual 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 SOC and are coupled with 1GB of RAM. For storage, there’s the standard 8GB internal memory and a microSD card slot supporting up to 128GB. On the Lumia 640, you get a 5-inch 720p HD IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3 from Corning.

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Sunlight readability enhancements and Lumia Color profile are also included for better visuals. This model has a 1MP camera on the front and an 8MP shooter on the rear. And to power everything up, there’s a 2500mAh battery. The Lumia 640 XL also falls in the mid-range segment, but has better hardware.

Lumia 640 XL

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL specs:

– OS: Windows Phone 8.1 w/ Lumia Denim
– Display: 5.7-inch 720p HD IPS LCD
– Processor: 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, HSPA+, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0
– Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 128GB expandable
– Battery: 3000mAh

The Microsoft Lumia 630 will hit stores in April in 3G and LTE options for €139 and €159, respectively. The Lumia 640 XL 3G model arrives in March and will retail for €189, while the 4G LTE option will be priced at €219.