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

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.

Just 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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Lumia 640 XL
  • Display 5.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(25h 3G talk time)



1. trnz007

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

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

2. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

totally agree!

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

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

10. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

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

15. MuddyCow

Posts: 90; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

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

16. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

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

4. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Agree as well... Should be global.

5. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

This should be 740 xl.

6. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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

7. TimePass

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

silimilar to 730 and 830

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

13. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 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.

9. dealova

Posts: 31; Member since: May 19, 2014

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

11. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 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)

14. dealova

Posts: 31; Member since: May 19, 2014

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

17. TechKnowledge

Posts: 55; Member since: May 05, 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." :-)

12. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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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