News by Luke Jones on Wednesday April 08, 2015.
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Microsoft's MWC announced Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL have launched this week, with India the first market to get the mid-range pair. The handsets have also landed in the UK, one of the few major global markets where Windows Phone devices have done okay.India is getting the Lumia 640 for the same as $192, while the more powerful Lumia 640 XL costs the equivalent of $254, while in the United Kingdom only the Lumia 640 is available, retailing for £169.99. The Lumia 640 comes with a 5-inch 720p screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera, a VGA 0.9 MP front facer, Windows Phone 8.1, and a 2,500 mAh battery. Yes, this is a Lumia device, which means it comes in a number of funky colors, including cyan, orange, black, and white. The handset will be available in 4G and 3G versions. 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.
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