MWC 2015: Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL get big-screen Windows 10 without high price

Microsoft's big MWC 2015 reveal includes some pretty sensible-looking affordable Windows phones.

Microsoft has announced a pair of new mid-range Windows Phone devices, the Lumia 640 and 640 XL.

After a cheap mobile? Microsoft is putting its hat in the ring with two new models. As seems to be the trend these days, the Lumia 640 and 640 XL get you big screens without a big price.

The Lumia 640 has a 5-inch HD (720p we'd bet) screen, Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB storage. Nothing too fancy, then, but enough to get by for most folk.

What’s different in the XL model? It has a bigger screen of course, netting you 5.7 inches instead of five.

They have different cameras too. The Lumia 640 has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1-megapixel selfie sensor on the front, while the XL gets the bump up to 13 megapixels.

The batteries suit the screen size. You get 2500mAh in the smaller Lumia 640, and 3000mAh in the XL.

But the important question: how much do they cost? We're yet to find out.

As usual for Lumias, you can get the Lumia 640 and 640 XL in a bunch of colours including blue and orange, plus white and black if you like your phones a bit more bland-looking. You'll be able to get hold of the phones real soon apparently. Thanks to this timing they'll start off their lives with Windows 8.1, but should be high on the list for a Windows 10 upgrade later in the year.