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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL seems to have 2 GB of RAM and a faster CPU in China

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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL seems to have 2 GB of RAM and a faster CPU in China
The Lumia 640 XL was announced by Microsoft earlier this month at MWC 2015, being the more expensive variant of the Lumia 640. Even if it's larger and slightly better at some things (like photography), the 640 XL uses the same 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor as the 640, while also having the same amount of RAM: 1 GB. However, it looks like the Chinese version of the Lumia 640 XL brings improvements in these two departments.

According to China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center, which recently approved a TD-LTE version of the Lumia 640 XL, the handset comes with 2 GB of RAM, and a quad-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz (this is definitely not a Snapdragon 400, but it's not clear what model it is). These changes should obviously make the China-bound 640 XL a superior device. The rest of its features seem to have remained unaltered, thus including a 5.7-inch 720p display, 5 MP front-facing camera, 13 MP rear camera, and 8 GB of expandable storage space.

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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL seems to have 2 GB of RAM and a faster CPU in China
like the Lumia 640, the 640 XL will run Windows Phone 8.1 at launch, with an update to Windows 10 coming later this year (possibly sometime in the summer).

Microsoft will release the Lumia 640 XL in April, for prices starting at around $220. We don't know if the more powerful version of the handset will be available outside of China, but we're going to let you know when we find out.


source: TENAA (translated)

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posted on 17 Mar 2015, 00:11 5

1. trnz007 (Posts: 34; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


this device should have been the global variant,,,,

posted on 17 Mar 2015, 00:15 2

2. valapsp (Posts: 552; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


totally agree!

posted on 17 Mar 2015, 00:25 4

3. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Looks like Microsoft is focusing on Chinese market. But once Nokia makes a comeback with their first true Android smartphone, they're doomed.

posted on 17 Mar 2015, 03:46 4

10. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


you mean , like their true "Foxcoon iPad copy" android tablet ?

posted on 17 Mar 2015, 15:45 1

15. MuddyCow (Posts: 65; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


Everyone "is doomed" once Nokia comes with a TRUE own smartphone, no only MS.

posted on 17 Mar 2015, 17:55

16. Pattyface (Posts: 1510; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Its cute when you act like your opinion is fact.. Thanks buddy

posted on 17 Mar 2015, 00:45 1

4. NateAdam8 (Posts: 388; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Agree as well... Should be global.

posted on 17 Mar 2015, 00:54

5. rms.max (Posts: 94; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


This should be 740 xl.

posted on 17 Mar 2015, 01:32 3

6. rms.max (Posts: 94; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


And PA gonna review lumia phones 1 year later of release. :)

posted on 17 Mar 2015, 02:05

7. TimePass (Posts: 42; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


silimilar to 730 and 830

posted on 17 Mar 2015, 02:33

8. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


It's more appropriate as 840 XL or 940 XL, since the clock speed points to a Snapdragon 800

posted on 17 Mar 2015, 09:26

13. rms.max (Posts: 94; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


I think ms forgets that this is 2015.nobody uses that now.Low pricing is the only selling point right now for ms ,not talking about future.

posted on 17 Mar 2015, 02:47

9. dealova (Posts: 31; Member since: 19 May 2014)


I will wait for the LED Notification light hardware, as they already appear in Win 10 software.

posted on 17 Mar 2015, 03:50

11. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Why do you have to wait ??
Not sure if you missed the news but the 735 and 930 have LED Notification light (just disabled), they were desing with that already in mind (now thats forward thinking)

posted on 17 Mar 2015, 10:56

14. dealova (Posts: 31; Member since: 19 May 2014)


I need dual SIM 3G, Glance screen/LED Notification light, 3000+mAh. The LED light is much better than the Glance screen....

posted on 17 Mar 2015, 21:32

17. TechKnowledge (Posts: 55; Member since: 05 May 2013)


I could not disagree more. I'm still using my Lumia 928 because the Icon's lack of the glance feature. There are companies that would be considered "Revolutionary" if their hardware were able to achieve "Glance." :-)

posted on 17 Mar 2015, 06:03 1

12. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1513; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I am not shocked that the Chinese 640XL has more ram because the Chinese writing language as thousands of characters to represent things, emotions ect, so a smart phone has to process all that data. not an easy task for 1 ram on a smart phone. Still it would be nice to have available on an American smart phone to help with multitasking apps.

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