China set to receive a more powerful variant of Microsoft's Lumia 640 XL

China is set to receive a more powerful version of Microsoft's Lumia 640 XL, according to regulation body Teena. The handset has a large 5.7-inch display and will be updated to Windows 10 (for phones) when available. Simply put, it's quite the mid-range smartphone, but we're looking at some considerable improvements for the Chinese version.

The regulatory body has published specifications of a special variant of a device that looks like the Lumia 640 XL, but this RM-1096 listing sports not only a 2.2GHz quad-core processor (up from 1.2GHz found inside the 640 XL), but a whopping 2GB of RAM. Other than those two changes, the remains are identical to the Lumia 640 XL announced at MWC 2015. Still, that's quite the upgrade.

It'll be interesting to see whether this device will still bear the 640 XL branding when launched in China, and if the price tag will be raised to reflect the considerable specifications upgrade. We hope we'll see something outside of the region too.

Source: Teena, via: GSMArena

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