MetroPCS to launch Lumia 640 on June 22 for $39 after instant rebate

June is the month for those yearning for a Lumia 640. T-Mobile just launched theirs (with purchases at Walmart) and now MetroPCS is getting in on the action as well.

An employee at a MetroPCS store has shared with Windows Central images from their inventory computer. The photos, posted below, reveal details about the Microsoft Lumia 640's impending launch including price.

MetroPCS stores are ready to receive shipments starting tomorrow, June 18. But stores won't officially begin selling them until Monday, June 22. (Some stores may sell them early though once stock arrives.)

Pricing of the Lumia 640 is set at $129, the same price as offered by Cricket. However, MetroPCS is offering a $90 instant rebate knocking the price down to just $39. MetroPCS, like Cricket, does not have annual contracts, but they do require activation of an account to purchase the phone and that applies in this case too.

MetroPCS was planning on releasing the Lumia 640 back in May. However, some delays prevented that from happening.

About the Lumia 640

The Lumia 640 features a 5-inch 1280 x 720 (HD) display and includes Glance Screen. The entry-level phone also includes an 8 MP rear camera and a 1 MP front-facing camera along with proximity and ambient sensors. The Lumia 640 is considered a direct replacement for the Lumia 635. Other core features include:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • 5-inch HD (1280x720) IPS LCD, 294 PPI, Glance screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Sunlight readability enhancements
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal mass memory + up to 128 GB Micro SD & 30GB free OneDrive cloud storage
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2

Thanks to our source, who wishes to remain anonymous

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