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Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL announced at the MWC

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL press image

Microsoft has a new naming scheme for its smartphones

Microsoft revealed in Barcelona two Lumia smartphones in the affordable segment and a new, logical naming scheme which is simple to understand. Microsoft Lumia 640 is a 5-inch device, while Lumia 640 XL comes with a bigger 5.7-inch screen. Both models have very similar designs and specs with the main difference found in the camera department.

Powering both models is the quad-core Snapdragon 400 running at 1.2 GHz with 1 GB of RAM. The internal storage is 8 GB expandable up to 128 GB.

Microsoft Lumia 640 has a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720p and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The phone sports an 8 MP camera f/2.2 on the back and a 1 MP front facing camera. It has a 2500 mAh battery and Glance Screen functionality. Four color options will be available in March (in cyan, orange, black and white) with 3G Dual-SIM for €139, and with LTE support for €159 off contract.

back of Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL can be considered as a successor to the Lumia 1320 with a 5.7-model with an HD resolution but major improvements in the camera department. ZEISS optics with a 13-megapixel sensor with LED flash and f/2.2 is found on the back, and a wide angle 5MP is up front camera for selfies. This phone also supports Glance Screen feature and comes with a larger 3000 mAh battery under the hood. Prices are €189 for 3G/Dual-SIM version and €219 EUR for a version with LTE support.

Both Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 640 ship with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 (upgradable to Windows 10) plus the new Lumia Camera 5 app with Dynamic Flash and Auto HDR mode. Also included is a free one year subscription to Office365 and 1TB storage on OneDrive, and 60 Skype minutes per month for one year.

Microsoft also mentioned that flagship Lumia smartphones will be unveiled later in 2015 with Windows 10 on board so the Lumia 1040 is definitely coming.