Microsoft accidentally confirms Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL in premature announcement

A premature announcement coming out of Microsoft's news center outed two devices that are likely scheduled to make their debut on March 2, the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL.

The leak coincides with earlier rumors that we'll be seeing new entry-level hardware at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where Microsoft is hosting a press conference at 7:30 am GMT on March 2. According to leaked specs of the handset, the Lumia 640 will sport a 5-inch display along with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory, with a Snapdragon 400 CPU powering the device. The device is said to feature an 8MP camera at the back and a 1MP shooter at the front.

As for the Lumia 640 XL, the naming convention suggests that this may be the successor to the 6-inch Lumia 1320, aka the oft-rumored Lumia 1330. Specs of the device have already leaked, which include a 5.7-inch 720p display, 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU, 14 MP PureView rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, and 32 GB of internal memory as well as a 2500mAh battery.

We'll be bringing you all the details from Microsoft's press conference, so make sure you stay tuned to Windows Central. In the meantime, what do you guys think of the rumored specs of the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL?

Source: Microsoft (cached); Via: The Verge

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.