Looks like Microsoft is preparing to unveil a new Lumia smartphone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The next device running Windows Phone may be the Lumia 640, targeting users in the mid-end of the market.
Rumored specs include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 quad-core chip, 1GB of RAM, 5-inch 720p HD screen, 4G LTE connectivity and support for wireless charging via a dedicated cover, and 8GB of expandable storage. Additionally, there will also be an 8.7-megapixel camera on the back, coupled with a 0.9MP front-facing shooter. For what it matters, the former could be the same camera the Lumia 920 sports.
It is, however, unclear which markets Microsoft targets with Lumia 640. Chances are this model won’t be available in the U.S. and will rather find its place in stores across the Old Continent, Asia and Latin America. According to GSMarena’s writing, the 640 may be offered for $275 sans any strings attached.
While this phone will definitely find its audience around the world and help the Redmond giant grow its market share, it’s not really the device we want to see. What we desire is a much more powerful Windows 10 smartphone, one that can turn into a full-blown computer once docked and connected to the big screen. Alas, any such device won’t be out in the next few months.