Lumia 640 / 640XL

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  1. ryankul macrumors regular

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    Noticed Microsoft announced these phones. Wondering if anyone knows when they will be released. Curious how much they will go for. Waiting to see what the Microsoft replacement of the Lumia 635 is.
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    1st April is listed as release date in many of the online mobile retailers like clove.
     
  3. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Specs are pretty good, I will check it out when available:

    http://m.gsmarena.com/microsoft_lumia_640_lte-7055.php
     
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    Im probably going to get the Lumia 640 to replace my Moto E
     
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    edit: To remove personally identifying information not relevant to the thread.
     
  6. midwestfisherma macrumors 6502

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    I'm really looking forward to the 640. I'm wondering why the XL didn't get LTE when the 640 did? I'm more interested in the XL at this point but the lack of LTE is a bit concerning.
     
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    Can't help but notice they're officially dropped the Nokia branding from the phone.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    What does the 640 have that the prior models don't? I think the Lumia line up is getting rather crowded. The current selection seem to use the same chipset (though some are dual cores, others quad cores).

    How does this differ from the 830?
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Cheaper than 830
    Better screen and camera than other mid/low windows 8.1 devices
     
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    It just seems so crowded with a bunch of other models that are quite similar.
     
  11. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah they really need to sort this out - when even tech junkies like ourselves can't keep up with the number system - they need to rethink it.
     
  12. BigRed1 macrumors 6502

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    From what i recall, it fixes the major downsides of the 635. It doubles the RAM, has a front-facing camera and has a significantly better screen.
     
  13. Cod3rror macrumors 68000

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    Lumia 640 is awesome and fixes the shortcomings of 635.

    Still though, I'd hold out till 645 with Snapdragon 410 and with Windows 10 from the factory.
     
  14. Rohit Kumar macrumors newbie

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    Lumia 640 XL Launched

    The phone has launched and yes its LTE version would also be available.
     
  15. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    Why are they sticking with outdated chips for these devices? They could at least put an SD615 in there.
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    I think they're waiting for win10 to roll out the flagship models which should have current chipsets. I agree, they're not really rolling out an phone that is much different then prior models.
     
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    It does have LTE:
     

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  18. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    640 launching in US yesterday with other carrier variants forthcoming:

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Microsoft-Lumia-640-U.S.-ads-star-Cortana_id69345
     
  19. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Walmart has a placeholder at my local store for the 640, $99 on t-mobile.
     

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