Microsoft Announces Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL with Free Office 365 for a Year
The Mobile World Congress 2015 witnessed a fabulous opening yesterday with a slew of devices from Samsung, HTC, Acer and Huawei, and today morning, Microsoft kicked off (early) at the smartphone carnival. The consumer electronics manufacturer just brought out two low-cost Lumia smartphones, Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. Both are based on the latest Windows 10 and offer free Office 365 for one year.
Talking about the Lumia 640 first, the gadget sports a 5-inch HD display which is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The company has equipped the device with 1.2GHz Qualcomm 400 quad-core processor paired with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage. It comes in four colour options – cyan, orange white and black.
The rear camera is 8MP and comes bundled with LED flash. A 1MP snapper with wide angle lens sits at the front side above the screen. For now, the handsets will be shipped with Windows 8.1, but it will soon be updated to Windows 10.
The other one, Lumia 640 XL, is a bigger sibling of the Lumia 640. It has a 5.7-inch screen and comes with a 13-megapixel camera with LED flash and Carl Zeiss optics. The front has a 5MP shooter with wide angle lens.
The Lumia 640, arriving next month, is priced at 139 Euro for its 3G version ($155), while the LTE variant will be priced at 159 euro ($178). The biggger Lumia 640 XL will be debuting this month itself. It comes for 189 euro ($211) for the 3G version and 219 euro ($245) for the LTE variant. There are also dual SIM versions available for both the phones. Each of them is available in 3G dual-SIM, and LTE single- and dual-SIM models. More information about the handset and other releases from Microsoft keep checking this space.