Microsoft's Lumia 640 is heading to T-Mobile US

Earlier this month, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft unveiled two new additions to the lower end of its smartphone range: the 5-inch Lumia 640, and the 5.7-inch Lumia 640 XL - and one of them will soon be heading to the US.

As TMoNews reports, T-Mobile has launched a 'coming soon' page for the Lumia 640 on its website. Unfortunately, the company has not yet revealed a launch date or pricing info - and it also appears that the larger 640 XL won't be joining it.

Still, there's plenty to like about the Lumia 640 - check out our first impressions from a brief hands-on experience with both variants - and at the right price, it could make sense for quite a few smartphone buyers. Its key specs include:

  • 5-inch ClearBlack IPS LCD with HD (1280x720px) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB onboard storage (plus microSD support up to 128GB)
  • Backside illuminated 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, magnetometer and SensorCore
  • Replaceable 2500mAh battery
  • 141.3 x 72.2 x 8.8mm; 145g

The Lumia 640 will sit alongside the smaller Lumia 635 in T-Mobile's range as the only two Windows Phones on offer from the carrier. It will come with the added bonus of a free one-year Office 365 Personal subscription, which will be included with all Lumia 640 and 640 XL handsets sold worldwide.

By the way - and almost unbelievably, the 640 and 640 XL were not the only low-end Windows Phones that Microsoft announced this month. Last week, it unveiled yet another entry-level handset - the Lumia 430 Dual SIM - priced at just $70 off-contract, making it the most affordable Windows Phone ever.

Source: T-Mobile via TMoNews

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