Microsoft unveiled a couple of mid-rangers, but no flagships. The high-enders will come later, for now we get the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL phablet with Zeiss camera and the Lumia 640, both on their way to a Windows 10 update and both with a full range of connectivity options.
The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is the more interesting of the two, priced at 190 for the 3G version and 220 for the 4G LTE version. This much money gets you a 5.7″ HD IPS screen with ClearBlack and a 13MP camera with Zeiss f/2.0 lens and 5MP selfie camera, both of which can do 1080p video.
The Microsoft Lumia 640 is smaller with a 5″ HD IPS display and will come at 140/160 for the 3G/4G version. While its camera doesn’t have Zeiss branding, it’s much better than what previous 6-series devices got – an 8MP main camera with 1080p video capture and a 1MP/720p selfie camera. The Lumia 635 didn’t even have a flash.
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 640
In terms of connectivity both phones are fully loaded – you can get either a 3G or a 4G LTE device, both with an option for dual-SIM connectivity.
Microsoft sprinkled some cool value-added features including 60 Skype minutes per month for a year. That makes calling abroad cheap and easy, but you also get 1TB of OneDrive storage and a subscription to Office 365 for a year.