A couple of months back Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 640. This Windows Phone powered handset sells for almost $160 off contract in various markets around the world where it has already been released, the low price tag is justified by the low end specifications of this handset. Cricket Wireless is the first carrier in the country to offer this smartphone, Lumia 640 has been launched by the carrier today and it’s selling the device for $130.
Lumia 640 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, it has a 5 inch HD display, 8 megapixel rear and 1 megapixel front camera, a 2,500mAh battery and 4G LTE support.
Starting tomorrow interested customers can purchase this handset from the pre-paid wireless carrier, Cricket, for $130. Those who purchase the handset before June 30th will also receive one free year subscription to Office 365 Personal from Microsoft.
Lumia 640 comes with Windows Phone 8.1 pre-installed but it’s among those handsets that Microsoft has already confirmed will receive the update to Windows 10 Mobile when it arrives in the next couple of months.
There’s no word as yet when any carrier in the U.S. is going to offer the Lumia 640 XL, which is more or less the same as this handset, save for the fact that it has better cameras and a bigger battery.