Microsoft Lumia 640 XL goes official: affordable LTE phablet


Microsoft today unveiled the Lumia 640 XL, a larger-screen version of the otherwise fairly similar affordable Lumia 640 handset.

The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL comes with a 5.7-inch display (versus a 5-inch display on the Lumia 640), and it runs on Windows Phone 8.1 with the promise to get upgraded to Windows 10. Microsoft is also including a 1-year free subscription to Office 365 for increased productivity. The handset arrives in a range of vivid colors as well, a signature move for the Lumia brand.

Specs in a nutshell:
Platform: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim (upgradeable to Windows 10)
Display: 5.7" 720 x 1280-pixel ClearBlack IPS LCD with Gorilla Glass 3
Camera: 13MP rear cam with 1/3" sensor and f/2 lens, 5MP wide-angle front-cam
Dimensions: 157.9 x 81.5 x 9mm
Weight: 171g
System chip: Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2GHz
Internal storage: 8GB, supports up to 128GB microSD cards
Battery: 3,000mAh

The 640 XL also brings a 13-megapixel camera that Microsoft says is an improvement over the 8-megapixel shooter of the 5" 640. It's also got a beefier, 3,000mAh battery.

Finally, the Lumia 640 XL release date is set for April 2015, and the price is $210 (189 euro) for the 3G model and $245 (219 euro) for the 4G LTE version.

source: Microsoft

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