Earlier today, Microsoft India held a press event where the company introduced the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL for the region. The 5-inch Lumia 640 carries a Rs.11999 price tag ($192) while the bigger Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM costs Rs.15799 ($253). Both devices will be available with the Lumia 640 being exclusively available through FlipKart, while the bigger version will be available through regular online and offline channels. Furthermore, the company is also offering a free one-year Office 365 personal subscription as well. Both handsets are available in multiple color options including orange, cyan, matte black, and white colors.
The Lumia 640 features a 5-inch HD display with a 720p resolution, a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. There’s a microSD card slot which supports up to 128GB of additional storage for users who require more space for their content. Other notable features includes an 8MP camera for photos and videos, dual SIM support, a 2,500 mah battery, 1MP front-facing camera, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and Windows Phone 8.1 as its operating system out of the box.
Its bigger sibling, the Lumia 640 XL features a similar set of specifications, but with a few improvements in some areas. There’s a bigger 5.7-inch display, an improved 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera and a bigger 3,000 mAh battery to make sure you get enough juice for the handset.
Both handsets are also Windows 10 ready which means they will get the update when the new operating system is officially released later this year. The Technical Preview of Windows 10 for phones is already available for a number of handsets for users who are interested in giving the new operating system a shot. Keep in mind that you will come across bugs and errors as it’s not the stable version, but that’s the reason why Microsoft is running the preview program — to iron out bugs based on consumer feedback.Further reading: Lumia, Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL, Microsoft, Windows Phone