This year at MWC we saw not one, but two new Lumia smartphones. The Microsoft Lumia 640 and its bigger brother, the Lumia 640 XL. Only a few days later the former model has already been put up for pre-order in the Microsoft store for Germany, France and UK.
There are, however some interesting inconsistencies across the stores. While the latter two offer the Dual-SIM version of the handset, the UK store has listed, what appears to be the single-SIM variant. To further confuse things, prices also appear to differ. The German store, which was indeed the first to put-up the offer, has set a price of EUR 159, whereas the smartphone goes for EUR 179 on the French website. This might be due to TAX differences, but the fact that the single-SIM model is listed for GBP 169.99, or about EUR 236 in the UK page is quite puzzling. All of the devices are, however described as LTE-enabled.
The UK store does also state that the Lumia 640 will be available starting April 7, whereas in the German and French sites this date has been pushed forward to April 16. Despite the odd, inconsistent listing the fact is that Microsoft doesn’t intend to waste any time getting the smartphone on the market. What is your take on the matter? And would you consider the Lumia 640 as your next phone?
Source 1 (in German) | Source 2 (in French) | Source 3 | Via