In the ongoing event of MWC 2015, Microsoft has just announced the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL as its latest flagship devices. Microsoft's news center had accidentally published a blank article announcing the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, two new Windows Phone devices.
The Lumia 640 XL is the higher version of the Lumia 640, and it appears Microsoft is dropping part of its confusing numbering scheme in favor or the simplified XL moniker. Lumia 640 sports a 5-inch FHD display. Microsoft is placing an 8-megapixel camera at the rear of the device and a 1-megapixel camera at the front. Both devices will have front and rear-facing cameras and the usual candy-colored replaceable cases.
The Lumia 640 XL is the bigger brother in the family. While its predecessor, the Lumia 1320, featured a massive 6-inch display, Microsoft has scaled back slightly this time. A 5.7-inch display can be found on the Lumia 640 XL, running at 1280 x 720 resolution. Most of the internals are the same as the smaller Lumia 640, but Microsoft has decided to upgrade the camera on the Lumia 640 XL. A 13-megapixel camera with LED flash and Carl Zeiss optics is available at the rear, and at the front there's a 5-megapixel camera with wide angle lens.
"The new Lumia 640 and 640 XL smartphones - especially the LTE versions - will offer a great user experience at an affordable price," Forrester analyst Thomas Husson said. "But it remains to be seen if they are able to impress consumers in the competitive markets of China, India, and other emerging mobile markets."
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Yes, it will ship with Windows 10 right on board, boasting all the great new features of the latest version of Microsoft's mobile platform. The extra cherry on top: both smartphones come bundled with a one-year subscription to Microsoft's Office 365.
Finally, the Lumia 640 release date is set for April and it will arrive to multiple new markets. The price for the Lumia 640 is set at the following:
$155 (Approx Rs. 9,593) for 3G
$177 (Approx Rs. 10,955) for 4G LTE version
Microsoft's Lumia 640 and flaunts a 5-inch FHD display.
The Lumia 640 looks sleek and beautifully crafted as Microsoft's design are not criticized about often.
The Lumia 640 sports an 8MP front camera and an 1MP front snapper.
As promised Lumia 640 will be shipped with windows 10 as its operating system, which offers developers the ability to create universal apps that run across smartphone and PC platforms
The Lumia 640 is juiced by a 3000 mAh battery which is a positive sign for smartphones.
The Lumia 640 release date is set for April and it will arrive to multiple new markets. It will carry a price tag of $155 (Approx Rs. 9,593) for 3G and $177 (Approx Rs. 10,955) for 4G LTE version.