Microsoft has announced two new affordable handsets, the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL. Both will be upgradable to Windows 10, the much-awaited operating system Microsoft has also revealed to be coming this year.
The Lumia 640 comes with an 8-megapixel Lumia Camera 5 with LED Flash, including a front-facing camera with 1 MP FF. It has a long-lasting 2500 mAH battery and fast LTE connectivity made possible by 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a 1GB of RAM. The device has 8GB + 30GB free OneDrive, and microSD capability of up to 128 GB. Its display measures 5’’ HD, made with Glance screen Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and Sunlight readability enhancements.
Lumia 640 runs Windows 8.1. With the Lumia Denim update, users can enjoy Live Folders, the one-swipe Action Center and the World Flow, dubbed as the world’s fastest texting.
Lumia 640 XL
The Lumia 640 XL is bigger, with its 5.7’’ HD display screen made with ClearBlack, Glance Screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It also has a 3000 mAH battery, and a processor powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.
The phone has a 13MP camera, with front-facing camera capable of shooting 5 MP. It has a memory capacity of up to 8GB + 128GB expandable storage. Buyers will also get free 30GB OneDrive.
The Lumia 640 and 640 XL come with a one-year personal subscription to Office365, allowing the full Office experience using the Lumia, a Microsoft tablet, a PC or a Mac. The subscription also includes 1 terabyte of OneDrive storage.
Stephen Elop, executive vice president of Microsoft Devices group, made the announcement during the second day of the Mobile World Congress. He emphasized that both of the Lumia phones offer superior value.
“You can buy three of these phones for the price of one competitive flagship device with parallel business features,” Elop said at the MWC.