Microsoft has released a new dual SIM version of its Lumia 640 XL LTE in India for an asking price of Rs 17399, which leaves it firmly in the mid-range category. The single SIM version of the handset was made available in early April this year. Except for two features, the rest of the specifications of both smartphones remain the same.
Unlike its previously introduced cousin, the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM embeds two SIM card slots of course. It also distinguishes itself from the former by offering 4G LTE connectivity to users. But it disappoints by embedding just 1GB of RAM and a 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 processor, when similarly pegged options like the Asus ZenFone Selfie have more RAM and better chipsets.
Although the Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM arrives with Windows 8.1 out of the box, it will be receiving an update to Windows 10 Mobile in the future. Further inspection of what it has to offer reveals one less reason to buy the phone. The 5.7-inch screen on its face doesn’t even go all the way up to full HD. Well, at least it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and powered by a decent 3000mAh battery.
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM specifications roundup:
– 5.7-inch 720 x 1280p display with Gorilla Glass 3
– 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, 128GB expandability
– 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 chip
– Windows 8.1 OS (upgradeable)
– 13MP front and 5MP rear cameras
– 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS
– 3000mAh battery
– 157.9 x 81.5 x 9 millimeters, 171 grams
It’s true that the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM doesn’t rock as impressive components as the freshly unveiled Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL with 3GB RAM, 20MP and 5MP cameras as well as newer Snapdragon processors. But then, it isn’t designed to be a flagship product anyway.