Microsoft Lumia 640 price updates: Device discount offers up to 50 percent at online stores


A year after being released in the market, Microsoft’s Lumia 640 is getting up to 50 percent discount for buyers residing in the United States, most likely because of the recent release of the Lumia 650.

For instance, on the website of Best Buy, the no-contract version of the device is being sold at $29.99, giving buyers a discount of $30 from its original price of $59.99. Buyers may have to shoulder an additional shipping fee as the portal indicates that free shipping only applies on purchases above $35.

On the other hand, eBay is offering the same device at $49.99 from the original cost of $55.98. It is uncertain whether the buyer will have to shoulder the shipping cost, but it is likely that it is already incorporated in the total amount.

Meanwhile, Amazon is also offering the same device for $49.45 at a 38 percent price cut from its original offer of $79.99. Unlike Best Buy’s offer, this already includes free shipping, so for interested buyers, it is better to assess how much the shipping fee will be to know which site has the better offer.

For the specifications, Lumia 640 comes with a 5.0-inch screen with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen at 720 x 1280 pixel resolutions at 294 pixels per inch. It runs on a quad-core Qualcomm MSM8926 or more known as the Snapdragon 400 processor, along with an Adreno 305 graphics card. The handset also has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB through a microSD.

It has an 8-megapixel main shooter with autofocus and LED flash features, paired with a 1-megapixel secondary camera. The device runs on a Windows 8.1 with Lumia Denim operating system, but it is also expected to have an update to Windows 10 soon.

The discounts for Lumia 640 are most likely attributed to the announcement and launch of Lumia 650 last month.