T-Mobile and MetroPCS to launch Lumia 640 this spring
At Mobile World Congress 2015 today, Microsoft announced two new Lumia smartphones, the Lumia 640 and its larger version, phablet, the Lumia 640 XL. T-Mobile and MetroPCS have revealed that they will launch the Lumia 640, which is an update to last-year’s Lumia 635. Both carriers will start offering the latest Windows phone sometime in April. T-mobile hasn’t revealed which version of the Lumia 640 it and MetroPCS will offer, a dual-SIM LTE version that will be offered for around $180 or a dual-SIM 3G version that will be priced at $155 but it has said in the official announcement that customers will use it “on the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network”.
The Lumia 640 is a Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone that will be updated to Windows 10. It comes with Cortana, a digital personal assistant and Lumia Denim features. The Lumia 640 also has a 5-inch HD (1280×720) display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for additional memory expansion up to 128GB. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 1080p video capture and 1-megapixel front-facing camera. The back cover of the phone can be replaced and the readability on direct sunlight is improved. The phone is powered by a 2500mAh removable battery.
The Lumia 640 will be available in glossy cyan, orange, white and matte black. It will also have additional 30GB of free OneDrive cloud storage.
T -Mobile also notes that the Lumia 640 will come with a Wi-Fi Calling that customers can use to make calls over a Wi-Fi connection rather than relying on cellular networks only.