T-Mobile Lumia 640 shows up on Microsoft Store, “coming soon” for $89

Ever since MWC at the beginning of March we’ve known T-Mobile is going to carry the Microsoft Lumia 640. The latest well-priced mid-range Windows Phone could be a big seller, but so far, we’ve not known any pricing details for the budget device. That’s despite the fact that it showed up on T-Mobile’s online store a couple of weeks back. Thankfully, Microsoft has come to our rescue. Sort of.

One of Windows Central’s readers got in touch with the site to let them know that the device has made its way to the Microsoft Store. And that it has a price. If you follow this link to the store page you’ll see the device as “coming soon” for $89. And that’s the contract-free retail price. Considering the specs, and the initial hands-on experience I had last month, that seems an absolute bargain.

Specs include:

  • 5-inch, 1280x720p LCD display
  • 8MP camera with LED flash and 1080p video
  • Quad-core, Snapdragon 400 processor – 1.2GHz
  • 8GB storage
  • 1GB RAM
  • LTE bands 1, 2, 4, 5,7, 12 and 17
  • Runs Windows Phone 8.1 at launch, upgradeable to Windows 10 for phones
  • 2,500mAh battery – “Up to 26.5 talk time”

Alongside the 640 XL – which won’t be coming to T-Mobile (as far as we know) – the 640 makes part of a pretty awesome pair of great-performing , affordable Windows Phone smartphones. And if it sells anything like some of the other budget T-Mobile Windows Phones, it should be very popular.

Source: Microsoft
Via: Windows Central

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  • besweeet

    Here’s to hoping it’ll last longer than the Lumia 925 did.

    • Andrew Singleton

      with that processor, i dont see battery life being an issue

      • besweeet

        I meant in terms of being sold by T-Mobile. They didn’t sell it for very long I don’t think. Which is a bit disappointing since it was a great device (although its cell reception was all over the freaking place).

        • Andrew Singleton

          925? it was on shelves for a loooooooooong time if i recall correctly. It stayed on the website about 4 months after we took it off display, too.

  • bluechrism

    Will have to take a look at this. I was considering a BLU win HD LTE which I’m sure I read also supports T-Mobile’s LTE bands (though won’t have WiFi called etc) but this is $110 cheaper and similar spec I think. Anyway, nice to see this coming to T-Mobile. Hoping there are more, higher end Windows Phone devices coming to T-Mobile once the Microsoft Build conference announcements are done next week. my 925 starting to feel old.

    • MKashi

      Just because the starting price for it is $89 doesn’t mean it will be so at all outlets, and not for long. Other non high end lumias started off at the same or higher range and quicklu moved to the $50 range. Set an alert on slickdeals for it, there is a good chance the $10 price differential will be bested in a month

    • eanfoso

      Even at it’s she still takes better pictures than a galaxy phone.

  • Ordeith

    The price is right. :) I think soon it will be mine.

  • Mike Thaler

    We got a Samsung Light last year as our backup phone. Can’t remember what we paid – but it was well over $100. This is a good deal – but the fact a user here pointed out won’t have wifi calling is a big negative for us, since we make use of the “backup” phone overseas. Not suitable for someone who needs a suitable number of apps since many aren’t available for this phone.
    Best low cost phone for TM is the Samsung Advant. Has all the TM freq. Acts almost like the S4 in processing email and std. apps. One of our lines uses this phone. Mainly does just voice and text and reading email.

    • BillBurnett

      It has WiFi calling.

    • BillBurnett

      The Lumia 640 on t-mobile has WiFi calling.

    • Ordeith

      The Lumia 925 has WiFi calling. Why wouldn’t this phone?
      And even if it doesn’t for some reason, The Skype integration is great.

    • UMA_Fan

      T-Mobile with Uncarrier 7 committed every device they sell in their stores will be Wi-Fi Calling capable. They’ve followed through on this so far except for the Nexus 6 which they’ve promised WILL get it but I blame Google more for that since EVERY other Android phone T-Mobile has sold for the past three years supported Wi-Fi Calling.

    • MKashi

      The lumia 530 has WiFi calling, this one would too.

    • eanfoso

      This has advanced Wi-Fi calling bro

  • PHL

    This is looking very attractive. I have a Galaxy Light, and my two primary needs/wants in an upgrade are: 1) a bigger screen, and 2) Band 12.

    Never used Windows Phone, but I think I can probably live with it. For $89, it beats the Avant in both screen size and cost.

    I think I will at least try this out. Anyone have a resource to compare Win Phone performance vs. Android?

    • Ordeith

      Windows Phone performs well on all the hardware it is available on. It is far, far, better at managing and utilizing scarce resources than Android.

    • MKashi

      I used to miss having Google Maps on a windows phone I used as my backup device, but with HERE Maps available on it now, I actually moved to that app on my primary android device. The only thing missing is Google voice and its international dialing feature.

    • eanfoso

      What’s your main concern? Been using Windows phone since the Lumia 810 back in 2012. Also, not trying to take jabs, but overall performance is better in Windows phone, Android lags too much.

  • Andrew Singleton

    that batteryprocessor combination might be a beast! excited to see it.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    I wanted to buy the 640 XL but I guess TMO wouldn’t be getting it. Also I wanted a nano Sim but nope, both of these have a micro sim

    • eanfoso

      You can get the 640 xl and then unlock it dude

    • Guest

      they usually come unlocked from the Microsoft store in my experience buying windows phones directly

    • There is a better chance that T-Mobile will carry the 740 XL, 840 XL and 940 XL than they would the 640 XL. Of course, the Lumia 940 XL is a flagship device that is currently in development.

  • Beth Childs

    I just jizzed in my pants. That’s a phenomenal price. Please microsoft take my monies!

  • fuego

    I have the S6 edge, but this is awesome little backup device to play around with windows. I’ve tried fully converting to windows phone, but the apps were lacking so so bad :(. Need Microsoft to gain more momentum!

  • andreas hosemann

    Been using Androids for years this phone will be my very first Windows phone this is going to sell very well for T-Mobile can’t wait to have it in my hand just an awesome device

  • LRoca

    im very excited about this phone, I love taking pictures and the lumias are known to have one of the best if not the best cameras on a smartphone. T-Mobile should just release it and take my money

    • MKashi

      The high end lumias yes, this ain’t one of them. MS plans to release a high end one later this year alongside W10

  • MKashi

    So $40-$50 lightning sales on Amazon in 3 months then.. I’ll wait for it

  • kev2684

    great price for what you’re getting especially the battery

  • JLV90

    holy shit for $89 I’ll buy it right away I was gonna wait for $50-70, was expecting it to be $150-180

  • TmonewsAds

    Is that an tmonews ad in your pocket, our are you just happy to see me?

  • skittle

    I like how low to mid range Lumia phones manage resources very well on lower end processors and smaller amounts of ram. Now all we need is: Developers!

    The past Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer chant – “Developers developers developers developers!!!” Do a lookup up on YouTube :)

  • Chris Meyers

    All new for 2015!!! Now with a hideously ugly Microsoft logo in place of the Nokia YAY!! *barf* :-P

    • Ordeith

      You seem to be easily influenced by Google’s marketing. :)
      Fun Fact: Microsoft branded Lumias have been selling better than their Nokia branded counterparts ever did in markets where they have been made available.

    • Steven

      You said actually said hip… which shows how out of touch you really are and your opinion matters not in the realm of what is perceived as “hip”. Oh, FYI.. Disco is dead.

  • I’m torn between staying with the 925, going with the 640 XL or going with the 940 XL. Of course, I will likely need a nano-SIM card if I choose the 940 XL.

  • Andrew Heisler

    According to the microsoft store website.The phone supports band 12 lte. Is this correct?

    • Yes. The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, the former of which is coming to T-Mobile in four weeks and the latter of which will be sold at T-Mobile before autumn, support Band 12 (700 a).

  • fuzzylumpkins

    wtf is Microsoft doing, release this phone in the US already!