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Microsoft Announces Lumia 640 XL Phablet with Free Office 365

News by Luke Jones on Monday March 02, 2015.

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Lumia 640 XL
Lumia 640 XL

Microsoft backed up the launch of the Lumia 640 with a phablet version of the same device, the aptly named Lumia 640 XL. It may not be the flagship device we all want from Redmond, but there is no doubting that the Lumia brand continues to deliver quality rounded smartphones.

The Lumia 640 XL comes with a 5.7-inch 720p screen (the normal 640 gets a 5-inch panel) and a larger 3000 mAh battery, while the other specs are the same. That means the handset features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel rear camera, a VGA 0.9 MP front facer, Windows Phone 8.1. Another change up in the specs is the beefier rear camera lens, with the smaller handset only getting an 8 megapixel shooter.

As with the Lumia 640 proper, Microsoft promises that the Windows Phone 8.1 software will be upgradeable to Windows 10 when it arrives later in the year. The company is pushing the larger screen aspects of this device by also including a one year subscription to Office 365 gratis.

The Lumia 640 XL is bound for an April launch, with the 3G model costing $210 and the LTE model costing $245.

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