Microsoft unveils Lumia 640 and 640 XL smartphones

Microsoft unveiled its Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL smartphones at  Mobile World Congress on 2 March 2015.

The new devices will be available in the coming months, and are both upgradeable to Windows 10 – with access to the OS through the Windows Insider Program.

The Lumia 640 boasts a 5-inch HD screen, while the 640 XL packs a bit more size at 5.7 inches. Both devices feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core CPU.

Microsoft also punts the phones’ ability to access LTE on the dual-SIM models, which feature Smart Dual SIM functionality.

“Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL also come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, plus 1TB of OneDrive storage, and 60 free minutes of Skype Unlimited Worldwide calling per month,” Microsoft said.

The Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL’s specifications are detailed in the table below.

Specifications Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE
Dimensions 141.3 x 72.2 x 8.85 mm 157.9 x 81.5 x 9.0 mm
Weight 145g 171g
Operating system Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone 8.1
Display 5″ HD (1280×720) IPS 5.7″ HD (1280×720) IPS
Rear camera 8MP 13MP
Front camera 1MP 5MP
Storage, internal 8GB 8GB
Storage, expandable MicroSD (128GB) MicroSD (128GB)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz quad-core
Battery 2500mAh 3000mAh
Cellular data WCDMA, LTE WCDMA, LTE

Pricing and availability

The Lumia 640 XL will start rolling out globally in March, and will be available in matte cyan, orange and black, as well as both matte and glossy white.

The Lumia 640 will be available starting in April and will be available in glossy cyan, orange and white, as well as matte black.

Both the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL will be available in single-SIM and dual-SIM LTE and dual-SIM 3G variants.

The Lumia 640 XL will also be available as a single-SIM 3G variant.

Pricing is set to start at €159 (R2,090) for the Lumia 640 LTE, and €219 (R2,880) for the Lumia 640 XL LTE. All pricing excludes taxes and subsidies.

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Microsoft Lumia 640
Microsoft Lumia 640

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