Just one day after announcing the Microsoft Lumia 950, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, and the Microsoft Lumia 550 at an event in the US, the company has launched the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL 4G LTE in India with a price tag of Rs. 17,399. The device was first announced during MWC 2015, but the company didn’t launch it in India. Instead the company launched the dual-SIM 3G variant of the device back then. We are glad the company understood the need to launch the 4G LTE variant in India.
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL 4G LTE Specifications
- 5.7-inch ClearBlack IPS LCD display, 1280 x 720 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Windows Phone 8.1 (with Lumia Denim) and compatible with Windows 10 Mobile update
- 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 GPU
- 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- 13MP primary camera, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video recording, and 5MP front-facing camera
- Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, FM Radio, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS with A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and microUSB v2.0 port
- 3000 mAh battery
The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL 4G LTE features a large 5.7-inch ClearBlack IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels, but that makes it low-res for the screen size. It runs Windows Phone 8.1, and the company has announced that it will update the device to Windows 10 Mobile by the end of this year. Other hardware specifications include a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC from Qualcomm, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot. In the imaging department, the device is equipped with a 13-megapixel primary camera that can record 1080p videos, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
It’s a dual-SIM 4G LTE-equipped smartphone that is compatible with both the 4G LTE bands that are currently being used in India. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, and a microUSB v2.0 port. There’s a 3,000 mAh battery for supplying power to that large display, and the company claims that it can last 24 hours of talk-time on 3G networks. The device will be available in black, cyan, orange, and white colours through online and offline stores across the country. Airtel users who buy the Lumia 640 XL 4 GLTE will be eligible for ‘Double Data’ offer.
Microsoft’s T S Sridhar, Director (Sales), South India, said, “We understand the needs of the Indian consumers and with the Lumia range we have always focused on complementing the needs of the customers across segments by delivering new experiences and features. Lumia 640XL LTE is power packed offering great productivity at power of 4G” during the launch of the device. However, at this price, consumers can get much better products such as the OnePlus One, the Xiaomi Mi 4, and the Samsung Galaxy J7, at least from the specifications’ perspective.
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