MWC 2015: Microsoft unveils Lumia 640 and 640 XL

Two smartphones come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal

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MWC 2015: Microsoft unveils Lumia 640 and 640 XL The Lumia 640 XL boasts a 13MP ZEISS optics camera.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  March 2, 2015

Microsoft Corporation has today introduced the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.

The two new smartphones, which are upgradeable to Windows 10, will be available later this year and both include an onboard 1GB of memory and a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor which features a quad-core CPU running at 1.2GHz.

"Our newest Lumia devices build on our momentum in the affordable smartphones space," said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for Phones at Microsoft. "With the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, we continue to make innovation accessible to more people. We have packaged competitive hardware with innovative Windows software and Microsoft services to help you achieve more, wherever and whenever you want."

Both smartphones feature a high-definition (HD) display, either 5 inches on Lumia 640 or 5.7 inches on Lumia 640 XL and battery capacity is 2500 mAh for the 640 and 3000 mAh for the 640 XL.

The Lumia 640 XL boasts a 13MP ZEISS optics camera compared to the 640's 8MP, both feature LED flash, a front-facing camera, and Lumia camera software.

Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL customers will be able to access new Windows 10 features and innovation through the Windows Insider Program. Key features and improvements of Windows 10 include new universal apps such as Office, Mail and Calendar, and Photos; Internet Protocol-based messaging from Skype and others integrated directly into the messaging experience; an entirely new browsing experience with the new Project Spartan browser; and extended integration of the Cortana personal assistant.

The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL also come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, which includes the latest Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote) on the Lumia as well as on one PC or Mac and one tablet, plus 1TB of OneDrive storage, and 60 free minutes of Skype Unlimited Worldwide calling per month.

Lumia 640 XL will begin rolling out globally in March and will be available in matte cyan, orange and black, as well as both matte and glossy white. Lumia 640 will be available starting in April and will be available in glossy cyan, orange and white, as well as matte black.

Both Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL will be available in single-SIM and dual-SIM LTE and dual-SIM 3G variants. The Lumia 640 XL will also be available as a single-SIM 3G variant.

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