News by Luke Jones on Monday March 02, 2015.
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Microsoft announced a couple of new handsets today and once again skipped over the flagship market, but more on that later. Redmond did have yet another budget handset to unveil in the typically colorful form of the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL. Both smartphones were announced at the company's Mobile World Conference event in Barcelona.Starting with the normal Lumia 640, the handset is another decent offering, although it joins a legion of other Lumia devices that all do the same things and offer largely the same specs. In other words, there is nothing particularly new here, but it is admittedly a solid affordable option regardless. The Lumia 640 comes with a 5-inch 720p screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera, a VGA 0.9 MP front facer, Windows Phone 8.1, and a 2,500 mAh battery. Yes, this is a Lumia device, which means it comes in a number of funky colors, including cyan, orange, black, and white. The handset will be available in 4G and 3G versions and will be landing in numerous markets in April. Of course, whether this device is interesting or not really depends on its price, so how does $155 for the 3G version sound? The 4G variant will retails for $177.
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