Microsoft Lumia 640, 640XL and 735 availability for US customers

Microsoft Lumia 640, 640XL and 735 availability for US customers

Microsoft and US based carriers now give Windows Phone users broader options for getting their hands on the Lumia 640 and 640XL as well as the Lumia 735.

We have known about the devices for some time but it has taken a while for them to make their way to US based mobile carriers but it looks like the delays are clearing.

So what are you options now here in the US for these three devices?

Lets start with the Lumia 735 which is available on Verizon today with an online purchase and next month in stores with the device costing $192 for full retail.

  • 4.7 inch OLED HD display (1280 x 720)
  • 8GB Storage
  • 1GB RAM
  • 6.7MP rear and 5MP front camera; records full HD video at 30fps
  • MicroSD expandable storage support
  • Replaceable 2220 mAh battery with wireless charging
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor running at 1.2 GHz

This is the phone that has been touted as the Selfie Phone since it was a wide-angle front facing camera.  It comes with Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia denim update and is fully upgradeable to Window 10 Mobile when it is released later this year.

Next up is the Lumia 640 and it is available from T-Mobile's website as of today and in Walmart stores beginning on the 20th of June. According to Windows Central the handset will not be in T-Mobile stores so it has to be shipped to you, a retail location or can be purchased at Walmart stores which have them in stock. It looks like this phone will cost $129.84 from T-Mobile.

The Lumia 640 sports the following specs:

  • Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
  • 5 inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 720)
  • 8GB Storage
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8MP rear and 1MP front camera
  • MicroSD expandable storage support
  • 2500 mAh battery
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor running at 1.2 GHz

Finally, the Lumia 640XL will be available on AT&T beginning next week on the 26th of June. Compared the to Lumia 640, the 640XL bumps up the specs and capabilities just a bit to make this phone a decent option in this period of no high end flagship Windows Phones.

Here are the specs for the 640XL on AT&T;

  • Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
  • 5.7 inch HD ClearBlack, IPS LCD display (1280 x 720)
  • 8GB Storage
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 13MP rear and 5MP wide angle front camera
  • MicroSD expandable storage support
  • 3000 mAh replaceable battery
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor running at 1.2 GHz

As you can see all of these devices use the same processors, system storage and system memory so the cameras, screen sizes and batteries become the differentiators.

We are waiting on review units for the 735 and 640XL but Rod has already taken a closer look at the Lumia 640 on Cricket which arrived last month.

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