Alleged photos showcase the Lumia 640's 8MP camera in action, benchmarks also revealed


Alledged photos showcase the Lumia 640's 8MP camera, benchmarks revealed

Earlier this month, Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 640 and its big brother the Lumia 640XL. The Lumia 640 features an 8MP autofocus camera, with resolutions up to 3264 x 2448 pixels and LED flash. An anonymous tipster has sent us various photos allegedly taken by the Lumia 640, as well as a photo of the device from the rear (seen above).

As a quick recap, the Lumia 640 packs a 5-inch display sporting a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. There’s an 8MP camera on the back for photos and videos, a 2,500 mAh battery and ships with Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim as its operating system, and will be upgradeable to Windows 10 for phones. 

Coming from a pre-production Lumia 640 LTE model given to select group of testers as part of a pilot program, these photos showcase a “Rich Capture” mode available on the new Lumia Camera app, available via Lumia Denim. For those that did not know, Rich Capture allows the camera to adapt to the scene and capture/merge multiple images simultaneously with auto HDR, dynamic flash, and exposure settings. This means that the camera will select the best settings for you so that you’ll get the best possible picture. You can even adjust these settings after the fact. No need to mess with camera settings unless you really want to.

Photo below taken by Lumia 640 with Rich Capture

Lumia 640 Rich Capture

Photo below taken by Lumia 640 without Rich Capture

Lumia 640 standard photo

Photo taken by Lumia 640 with Rich Capture

Lumia 640 Rich Capture

Photo taken by Lumia 640 without Rich Capture

Lumia 640 standard photo

As you can see from the images above, the Lumia 640 takes some decent looking shots. Rich Capture improves those shots just a tad bit more, which definitely makes it a useful feature.

Alledged photos showcase the Lumia 640's 8MP camera, benchmarks revealed

The screenshots above showcase the Lumia 640 benchmarks, which appear to be decent for an entry-level Windows Phone device. Once we get our hands on the handset, we will do our own benchmarks to see just how powerful the device really is.

The Lumia 640 will be available in Cyan, Black and White. It costs 139 Euros for the 3G version and 159 Euros for the LTE version. The Lumia 640 will begin a global rollout in April. Pricing will vary by market and operator, but is estimated to be around EUR 139 for the 3G model and EUR 159 for the LTE model, before taxes and subsidies. Plus, when you buy a Lumia 640, you will also receive a one-year subscription to Office 365, as well as the latest fully installed versions of Office Suite for the Lumia.

As of right now, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Metro PCS are set to carry the device with no exact launch date — however, Microsoft has said that the device will launch in April.

Editor’s note: These photos were sent to us by a tipster wishing to remain anonymous. WinBeta did not take these shots and the images appear to be taken from a Lumia 640 based on the image metadata.