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Microsoft Store UK lists Lumia 640 SIM-free, unlocked at £169.99

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Microsoft’s budget-friendly Lumia offering ‘Lumia 640′ is now officially available for purchase unlocked and SIM-free from the official Microsoft UK Store.

The mid-range ‘Lumia 640’ and ‘Lumia 640 XL’ were unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015.

Powered by a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz processor, the Microsoft Lumia 640 features a 5-inch display with a HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1GB of RAM, an 8GB internal memory with microSD support for additional memory of up to 128GB, a 2,500mAh battery and 30GB of free OneDrive cloud storage space. The smartphone also comes with a free one-year subscription to Office 365, courtesy of Microsoft.

There’s also a 0.9 megapixel front facing camera and an 8-megapixel rear camera on board. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 4G LTE. The handset will ship with Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Denim out of the box, and is expected to receive an upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as the new OS version rolls out. The Lumia smartphone measures 141.3 x 72.2 x 8.8mm and weighs at 145g.

The Lumia 640 is priced at £169.99 on the Microsoft Store and is currently available only in orange or black color options. The Redmond has confirmed that the smartphone will also become available from other sources “in the coming days and weeks.”