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Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL launched at MWC 2015

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With the Mobile World Congress (MWC) running wide and wild, it’s finally an end to all the rumors and leaks. All the new gadgets that we have anticipated are finally getting revealed. All the big companies are showcasing their new releases for 2015. We saw what we expected there will be in 2015: slimmer devices, high resolution displays, faster processors and unique designs. While all the big players like Sony, HTC and Samsung are revealing their high end devices which we all have been hearing rumors for a long time, but Microsoft, on the other hand,  is sticking with its mid-range budget device at the MWC this year until the release of its multi-platform OS Windows 10.

Microsoft revealed the Lumia 640 and 640 XL which falls on the budget smartphone category. Both run on Windows 8.1 OS, but they are not just another Lumia phones- They are better, lighter and faster which can be compared with the likes of Moto G 2nd Generation, Asus Zenfone 5 or the Xiaomi Redmi Note.

Lumia 640XL

Microsoft Lumia 640 Specs:

  • 5’ IPS display with 1280*720p resolution (294ppi)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
  • Snapdragon 400 chipset (quad-core Cortex-A7 at 1.2GHz) with 1GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage: expandable upto 128GB
  • 8MP Rear Camera(with LED flashlight) and 1MP Selfie Camera
  • 1080p Video at 30fps(Rear) and 720p Video(Front)
  • Dual SIM, both with 3G and LTE
  • 2500MAh battery
  • Colors Available: Cyan, Orange, Black and White

Lumia 640XL

Microsoft Lumia 640XL Specs:

  • 5.7’ IPS display with 1280*720p resolution and clear black technology (259ppi)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
  • Snapdragon 400 chipset (quad-core Cortex-A7 at 1.2GHz) with 1GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage: expandable upto 128GB
  • 13MP Rear Camera (with Carl Zeiss f/2.0 lens and 1/3” sensor) and flashlight.
  • 5MP Selfie Camera (with Wide angle 24mm lens)
  • 1080p Video at 30fps(Both Rear and Front)
  • Dual SIM, both with 3G and LTE
  • 3000MAh battery
  • Colors Available: Orange, MetroPCS and Telefonica.

Microsoft also promised a free 1 year subscription to Office 365, 1TB of OneDrive storage. Additionally you also get 60 Skype minutes per month. There has been no words about the pricing and it’s availability, but we shall know in few days time.