Microsoft Lumia 640 and LG G Pad F 8.0 coming to T-Mobile on June 17

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We’ve been wondering about the official launch date for T-Mobile’s Microsoft Lumia 640 for some time, and now we finally have evidence from one of our sources. T-Mo communicated to staff that the long-awaited budget Windows Phone will be arriving on store shelves in time for a June 17 launch. And it’s not coming along. LG’s G Pad 8.0 tablet will be released in Magenta-flavor on the same day.

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Quite handily, this leak fits in nicely with information Windows Central got from one of its own sources earlier today. Sadly, the phone will only be available in a limited number of stores on the launch date. On a more positive note: Any store will be able to process a ship-to (direct fulfillment) order. In other words, if your local store doesn’t have it in stock, they can order one to be shipped directly to you.

As devices go, the handset is great value for money. It has a sharp 5-inch display, an unexpectedly great 8MP camera and impressive battery life. All in a device which we think will come in at (or around) $100-$130.

The second device being launch on that day is what looks like a budget-friendly Android tablet by LG. The G Pad F 8.0 features a 1280×800 WXGA display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor and 16GB of storage which can be expanded up to an extra 128GB. It has a 5MP camera and supports band 12 LTE to boot.

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This communication comes not long after one of our readers got in touch having realized an unusual lineup of new LG G Pad tablets was showing up in his MyT-Mobile account. Like the 640, we haven’t seen any pricing for the G Pad F 8.0. But we don’t have to wait long to find out.

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  • besweeet

    Any rumors of a more high-end Windows Phone?

    • Buttcheeks

      There’s rumors of two Microsoft flagships coming out later this year. No specifics on which U.S. carriers are supported though

    • thephoenixlament

      There will be flagship devices with the launch of Windows 10, from my understanding, they won’t be carrier exclusives and will be offered equally to all major carriers. It just depends on who is willing to pick them up.

      • besweeet

        Hopefully they’ll just sell unlocked versions at the Microsoft Store like the are now.

  • mrpickem

    If 640 comes in 99 or less will probably be a hit. More any will be sluggish in my opinion. Too bad they aren’t getting 640xl

  • Microsoft might as well start selling ALL of their Windows phones unlocked with Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26 and 41 LTE already enabled.

    • besweeet

      Or just have them all enabled and leave it at that?

      • Good idea, but I was talking about all of the Region II LTE bands, and more specifically, the North American LTE bands.

    • Nuts, Deez

      Bands a make’em dance! Bands a make’em dance! All deez Hz poppin poppin, Im just throwin Bands!

  • I just ordered the unlocked XL, it has all of their bands so I should be good for LTE here in the US.

    • JLV90

      it’s actually missing band 4 HSPA but that’s mostly LTE now so it doesn’t really matter. Hopefully native wifi calling that the phone is getting in europe is available on T-mobile US.

      • Nope it has it, I’m on mine right now. The 640XL model 1096 has all the bands.

        • JLV90

          Hmmm ok for whatever reason the one listed on expansys doesn’t include it on the site but microsofts page does probably just an error on the write up it happens.

    • Bobby Edwards

      I just got to see and hold the XL at a gathering last night, nice phone I must say. It will be rolling out here in the US by the end of the month, AT&T is getting, and an unlocked one I was told would be just over $200.

  • archerian

    It’s not coming alone, but definitely along.

  • Mike Palomba

    There is no reason why T-Mobile should be selling ANY phone not capable of LTE and band 12. From this day forward ever device should be LTE and band 12 compatible.

    • Clippers FANactic

      You are 100% right!

  • Ordeith

    Announce in March, Release in June.
    #HowNotToSellAPhone

  • alfonzso

    Is it dual SIM like the international version?

    • David C

      No, his is single sim only.

  • Bill Berry

    Does the Lumia 640 have T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi calling? We know all to well the HTC One M8 Windows did not nor am I aware it has been updated to do so, but if so, I’d appreciate knowing it; thanks!

    • David C

      Yes it has wifi calling.

  • Nuts, Deez

    Bands a make’em dance! Bands a make’em dance! All deez Hz poppin poppin, Im just throwin Bands

  • PHL

    It’s on the T-Mobile website this morning for $129.84. I also saw the shelf-tag at Walmart last night for $99.xx, but there were none in stock.

  • The LG tablet comes with 5.0.2 out of the box. No indication anywhere if this will get android 5.1. ?? Also does the LG tablet allow for tmobile wifi calling? Looking at getting this tablet. I note my GF’s LG G3 phone got 5.0.1 and tmobile is updating it again to fix/tweak their tmobile wifi calling on that phone