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Budget smartphones shine at Mobile World Congress

Mikael Ricknäs | March 6, 2015
Budget smartphones from the likes of Sony, Microsoft and up-and-comer Alcatel OneTouch have improved to such an extent that the question whether or not to buy one of the latest high-end smartphones is tougher than ever before.

That together with a more powerful processor and a lower price makes the Lumia 640XL a much better product. It will start shipping in March and cost €189 ($210) with 3G and €219 with LTE, before taxes and subsidies.

The upgrades seen at Mobile World Congress are by no means the end of what we'll see this year. Two weeks ago, Qualcomm launched new models in both the Snapdragon 400 and 600 processor families, which will have a better graphics and faster LTE connections. They will show up in devices before the end of the year, according to Qualcomm.

 

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