Stephen Elop took the stage earlier today in Barcelona to announce two new Microsoft Lumia devices, the Lumia 640, and the Lumia 640 XL. Microsoft accidentally jumped the gun and leaked the names of these devices yesterday, however now they’re officially here.
The Lumia 640, is another addition to the well populated 6XX series from Nokia and Microsoft (the 640 and 640 XL are the 5th and 6th devices in the 600 range since the original Lumia 610 running Windows Phone 7.5). The Lumia 640 is a 5″ device with a 720p screen, a 1.2Ghz quadcore Snapdragon 400 processor and an 8 MP main camera and a 1 MP front facing camera.
The device comes with 8 GBs onboard storage plus SD card expansion, as well as Glance screen support.
The Lumia 640 is set to be priced at EUR 139 (3G) or EUR 159 (LTE).
The Lumia 640 XL is quite a bit larger, weighing in with a 5.7″ 720p display (also supports Glance screen), along with the same 1.2Ghz quadcore Snapdragon 400 processor. However the Lumia 640 XL comes with a 13 MP main camera and a 5 MP FFC, as well as a 3000 mAh battery.
The Lumia 640 XL is priced at EUR 189 (3G) or EUR 219 (LTE), both variants are quite affordable for a pretty well specced device.
Microsoft have also announced that users will get a free year of Office 365 with the purchase of either of these devices, adding further incentive to grab one of these devices and commit to Microsoft services.