Earlier today, Microsoft announced that its supersized Windows Phone, the 5.7-inch Lumia 640 XL, will be launching in the US next week, priced at $249.99 off-contract on AT&T. The XL's smaller sibling, the 5-inch Lumia 640, launched in the US on Cricket Wireless last month, and now it's just made its way to T-Mobile.
The 640's launch on T-Mobile has been a long time coming, but the handset is now available to buy via the carrier's website and its telesales teams. However, as Windows Central reports, while you can get the device shipped to you directly, or to your nearest T-Mo store, the carrier's stores won't actually keep any Lumia 640s in stock.
Key specs of the Lumia 640 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
- 0.9MP front-facing camera with wide-angle lens and 720p video
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, magnetometer and SensorCore
- Replaceable 2500mAh battery
- 141.3 x 72.2 x 8.8mm; 145g
- Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2
T-Mobile has set the handset's full price at $129.84, and it will sell it to you for $0, followed by 24 monthly device payments of $5.41.
If you're thinking of buying it, be sure to check out our in-depth review of Microsoft's Lumia 640 before you make your decision.