Microsoft launches Lumia 640, 640 XL smartphones in India starting at Rs 11,999

Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL smartphones at Mobile World Congress this year and has now, launched these devices in India. The Lumia 640 is priced at Rs 11,999 while the Lumia 640 XL is priced at Rs 15,799 respectively.


Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL smartphones at Mobile World Congress this year and has now, launched these devices in India. The Lumia 640 is priced at Rs 11,999 while the Lumia 640 XL is priced at Rs 15,799 respectively. Both these devices will be available starting today, with the Lumia 640 being a Flipkart exclusive whereas the Lumia 640 XL will be available everywhere.

The Lumia 640 comes across as an upgarde to the Lumia 635, the company’s low-end LTE smartphone. Sporting a 5-inch HD display, it packs in an 8-megapixel rear snapper with LED flash and a 1-megapixel front-facing camera. There’s an option for dual-SIM card slots. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, coupled with 1GB of RAM. It has a 2,500 mAh battery.

The slightly higher-end Lumia 640 XL comes with a 5.7-inch display with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a 13-megapixel camera with Zeiss optics and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The processor and RAM is the same as the regular-sized Lumia 630. A bigger 3,000mAh battery completes the package.

Both devices run Windows Phone 8.1 and also gets the Lumia Denim update, offering features such as Live Folders, one-swipe Action Center and Word Flow. On the storage front, the new Lumia devices get 8GB onboard storage that is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card slot.

Microsoft is also offering a one-year personal subscription to Office 365 with both the devices. In addition to Office 365, the company will also offer a subscription of 1TB of storage on OneDrive.


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