MetroPCS Lumia 640 might arrive ‘mid to late May’ for $99
We already know that T-Mobile and its prepaid brand MetroPCS will release the Lumia 640. T-Mobile officially announced it right after the Mobile World Congress 2015, where Microsoft initially revealed the Lumia 640 and its phablet sibling 640 XL. But now, according to a Windows Central that obtained some carrier’s internal documents from unnamed MetroPCS employee, the Lumia 640 is expected to arrive in ‘mid to late May’ rather than April when the phones globally will launch.
The source also said that the cost of the MetroPCS Lumia 640 is expected to be $99, even though the carrier hasn’t set the final price yet. This is a pretty lower than the price set by Microsoft, around $180 (EUR 159) for a dual-SIM LTE version, or $150 (EUR 139) for a dual-SIM 3G model. MetroPCS should carry a LTE version, according to a source. T-Mobile also said in official announcement that the phone will be used “on the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network”.
The Lumia 640 features a Windows Phone 8.1 OS that will be upgraded to Windows 10, a 5-inch HD (1280×720) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 128GB and a 30GB free OneDrive cloud storage. The phone has an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1080p video capture, 1-megapixel front-facing camera, a Wi-Fi Calling and a 2500mAh removable battery to power the phone.
MetroPCS service plans start at $40 per month but are $5 cheaper with multiple lines. The $40 plan includes unlimited talk, messaging and data with first 2GB of 4G LTE data. The $50 plan has 4GB at high speeds while $60 plan offers everything unlimited. MetroPCS is also offering a promotional $50 plan with unlimited 4G LTE data, unlimited talk and messaging that’s good through April 5, 2015. Taxes and fees are included in plans.
Source: Windows Central