As rumoured, Microsoft has flown a couple of wallet-friendly Lumia Windows Phones into Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, the first of those being the Lumia 640.
As Lumia numbering tradition dictates (typically the higher the number, the better the phone), the Microsoft Lumia 640 is vaguely somewhere around midrange; it’s better than entry-level, but not quite flagship.
Specifically, Microsoft (I really must stop typing ‘Nokia’) Lumia 640 specs include a 5in 720p HD display with Gorilla Glass 3, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB expandable storage (chuck in up to 128GB via microSD), 8MP rear camera, 0.9MP front camera, optional LTE, optional dual SIM, generous 2,500mAh battery, and Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana personal assistant.
You can expect an update to Windows 10 in due course (probably late summer), and in the meantime you can bathe in the glory of a free 12-month subscription to Office 365.
Interested? The Microsoft Lumia 640 release date is set for April, in cyan, orange, black and white, with Lumia 640 price coming in at €139 (£101) and €159 (£116) for the 3G and 4G LTE models respectively.
All in all, it sounds like the Microsoft Lumia 640 could be a decent little Windows Phone alternative to the just-announced Motorola Moto G 2015.