Microsoft launches Lumia 640 and 640XL

Here’s something to tide the Lumia fans over. Also, Microsoft promises that a premium flagship Lumia is on the roadmap this year, hurray!

First announced in MWC 2015, the Lumia 640 Dual SIM and 640XL have arrived on Malaysian shores and will be available beginning this Friday, for the price of RM739 and RM929 respectively. Newcomers to the Lumia family, the two new devices offer midrange performance with greater productivity thanks to the integrated Microsoft Office suite. Both devices run on Windows 8.1 and are eligible for the big upgrade to Windows 10 once it is ready later this year, which we believe to be late Q3 or early Q4.

“People are looking for a device which brings them more flexibility to switch easily between work and play, without breaking the bank,” said Bruce Howe, General Manager, Microsoft Mobile Devices Sales for Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. He adds: “The Lumia 640 Dual Sim and Lumia 640 XL keeps people prepared for anything, with the full range of Microsoft experiences – including Office and OneDrive – that Lumia users have come to expect straight out of the box, a superb HD screen and long lasting battery.”

Here’s what we know about the new phones:
– Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor and 1GB RAM
– Display: 5in (Lumia 640 Dual Sim), 5.7in (Lumia 640 XL)
– Battery: 2500 mAh battery (Lumia 640 Dual Sim), 3000 mAh (Lumia 640 XL)
– Camera: 8 MP with LED flash (Lumia 640 Dual Sim), 13 MP ZEISS Optics with LED flash (Lumia 640 XL).
– Notifications even when on standby with Glance Screen
– Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update, as well as one-swipe Action Center, Word Flow and Live Folders.
– Upgradable to Windows 10 upon new OS launch
– Free one year of Microsoft Office 365 subscription included. Usable on a PC/Mac as well as a iOS/Android tablet.
– Free one year of 1TB of OneDrive included
– Free 60 minutes of Skype call per month

Lumia 640 Range
Lumia 640 Dual SIM
Lumia 640 XL - Range
Lumia 640 XL


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