Microsoft announces Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL

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Lumia 640 at MWC 2015


Today at Mobile World Congress 2015, Microsoft introduced Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, two new smartphones that give people greater flexibility and freedom to choose when and where they get things done. Both phones are upgradeable to Windows 10, which offers more personal computing and greater productivity, and will be available later this year.


Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL sport the same specs except that the big brother XL sports a bigger 5.7in HD display. Read on for more.

Lumia 640 Specifications

  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm ® Snapdragon™ 400 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5 inch crisp HD IPS display, with glance screen, Clear Black tech and Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2500 mAh battery
  • 9mm in thickness
  • 8MP camera with LED Flash and 0.9MP wide angle front-facing camera for Skype video calling and selfies
  • Storage: 8GB internal + 30GB free OneDrive,128GB micro sd expansion
  • Latest Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Denim update. Plus, upgradeable to Windows 10 later this year
  • Have the best of both worlds with LTE support available on dual-SIM models for the first time. In addition, all dual-SIM models will feature Smart Dual SIM to help ensure people never miss a call.
  • It comes in many colors including Cyan. Yes! Cyan is back!
  • 139 euros ( 9600 INR ) for the 3G version, 159 euros ( 11000 INR ) for the LTE version.
Lumia 640 Stephen Elop MWC 2015 Barcelona

Lumia 640 XL Specifications

  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm ® Snapdragon™ 400 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5.7 inch crisp HD IPS display, with glance screen, Clear Black tech and Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • 9mm in thickness
  • 13MP AF, ZEISS Optics,Lumia camera with LED Flash and 5MP wide angle front-facing camera for Skype video calling and selfies
  • Storage: 8GB internal + 30GB free OneDrive,128GB micro sd expansion
  • Latest Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Denim update. Plus, upgradeable to Windows 10 later this year
  • Have the best of both worlds with LTE support available on dual-SIM models for the first time. In addition, all dual-SIM models will feature Smart Dual SIM to help ensure people never miss a call.
  • The Lumia 640 XL is 189 euros ( 13000 INR ) for 3G, and 219 euros( 15000 INR ) for LTE.
Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL customers will be able to access new Windows 10 features and innovation through the Windows Insider Program, as well as upgrade to Windows 10 later this year. Key features and improvements of Windows 10 include new universal apps such as Office, Mail and Calendar, and Photos; Internet Protocol-based messaging from Skype and others integrated directly into the messaging experience; an entirely new browsing experience with the new Project Spartan browser; and extended integration of the Cortana personal assistant.


Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL also come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, which includes the latest Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote) on the Lumia as well as on one PC or Mac and one tablet, plus 1TB of OneDrive storage, and 60 free minutes of Skype Unlimited Worldwide calling per month.**


Availability

Lumia 640 XL will begin rolling out globally in March and will be available in matte cyan, orange and black, as well as both matte and glossy white. Lumia 640 will be available starting in April and will be available in glossy cyan, orange and white, as well as matte black. Both Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL will be available in single-SIM and dual-SIM LTE and dual-SIM 3G variants. Lumia 640 XL will also be available as a single-SIM 3G variant. Pricing will vary by market and operator.

What do you think of these two new family members of Lumia? Do you plan to buy one? 

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