Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL

The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are mid-range Windows Phone devices announced by Microsoft last month at the Mobile World Congress. The company has brought the latest in Lumia action to India.

The Lumia 640 features a 5-inch 1280 x 720 HD display while the 640 XL features a 5.7-inch HD display. Another difference between the two are the cameras. The Lumia 640 sports an 8 MP AF rear camera with LED flash and a 1MP wide-angle front camera, the Lumia 640 XL packs in a 13 MP AF rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera.

Both phones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and pack in 1GB of RAM. There's 8GB of internal storage expandable up to 128 GB via a micro SD card. Incidentally, Microsoft has only launched the 3G variants of the two devices in India.

Lumia 640

Lumia 640 Specifications

  • Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
  • Windows 10 Ready
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8926), 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • 5" HD (1280x720) IPS LCD | 294 PPI | Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal mass memory + up to 128 GB Micro SD
  • Rear camera: 8 MP AF (3280x2464), f/2.2, 28 mm, 1080p @ 30 fps video (continuous autofocus), Flash: LED, Lumia Camera 5.0 (with Dynamic Flash, HDR)
  • Front camera: HD 1 MP wide angle, f/2.4, 720p video
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor
  • Battery: 2500 mAh (BV-T5C) removable battery
  • Weight: 145 g
  • Size: 141.3 x 72.2 x 8.85 mm

Lumia 640 XL

Lumia 640 XL Specifications

  • Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
  • Windows 10 Ready
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226), 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • 5.7" HD (1280x720) IPS LCD | 259 PPI | Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal mass memory + up to 128 GB Micro SD
  • Rear camera: 13 MP AF, 1080p @ 30 fps video (continuous autofocus), Flash: LED, Lumia Camera 5.0 (with Dynamic Flash, HDR)
  • Front camera: HD 5 MP wide angle, 1080p video
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor, SensorCore
  • Battery: 3000 mAh (BV-T4B) removable battery
  • Weight: 171 g
  • Size: 157.9 x 81.5 x 9.0 mm

The Lumia 640 is available for ₹11,999 while the Lumia 640 XL is available for ₹15,799 and go on sale immediately. In a surprising move by Microsoft, the Lumia 640 will be available only on Flipkart, India's leading online retailer. The 640 XL though will be available broadly through regular online and offline channels.

For both the devices, Microsoft is including a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, which can be used on a PC, Mac, or tablet worth ₹3,299. This offer is in addition to the Office suite included on the Lumia 640.

The Lumia 640 XL also bundles in a couple of exclusive offers from MobiKwik and Ola Cabs. For MobiKwik, customers will get recharge cashback worth ₹1000 redeemable with a minimum recharge of ₹200 per month for five months while Ola Cabs will offer a cashback of ₹800 on Ola money with ₹200 cashback per recharge for the first four recharges of ₹500 or higher.

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