Back in April, Microsoft slashed $100 (33%) off the cost of its unlocked Lumia 640 XL in the US, reducing its price to $199. Now, the handset is available for even less from AT&T.
There's no indication in Microsoft's tweet, or on the AT&T listing, to suggest that this is a limited-time deal, so it appears that this is actually a permanent price cut for the Lumia 640 XL. The price applies to both the black and white models of the device.
Its key specs include:
- 5.7-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 13MP rear camera with ZEISS optics, LED flash and 1080p video recording
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 4G LTE connectivity
- Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, magnetometer and SensorCore
- Replaceable 3000mAh battery
- 157.9 x 81.5 x 9mm; 171g
Curiously, despite Microsoft promoting the discount on the AT&T handset in its tweet, the Microsoft Store is continuing to sell exactly the same version for $249.99.
The Lumia 640 XL ships with Windows Phone 8.1 onboard, but it's one of only a limited number of devices eligible for an official Windows 10 Mobile upgrade. It will also be able to upgrade to the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update, which will start rolling out on August 2.
If you're thinking of buying the Lumia 640 XL, be sure to check out our in-depth review first.