All About Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

Having taken over Nokia’s range of products, Microsoft’s next in line launch is that of the Lumia 640 XL smartphone, that is generating much interest amongst media. While it is pegged to be released sometime late in March or early April 2015, the announcements showcase features much similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. However, that is as far as we would go with our speculations. In this article however, we would discuss what we are expecting to see in the upcoming smartphone.

As of the display, Microsoft has subtly revealed that the Lumia 640 XL would feature an impressive 5.7 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The resolution is expected to be a minimum of 720 p X 1280 p, and is most likely coming with the Gorilla Glass 3.

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With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex – A7 CPU and an Adreno 305 graphics processor, the Lumia 640 XL would comfortably be one of the fastest in the line of phones. As of the software, the Lumia would run on a Microsoft Windows Phone OS 8.1.

Microsoft phones are typically created for the multi-tasking professional, who needs to navigate between applications, run several programs together at lightning fast speeds, and not lose out on speed or battery life while doing so. Microsoft makes sure it takes care of this requirement is even the most basic of the Lumia line of phones, and needless to say the XL 640 is going to feature some of the best program management and navigation facilities available for phones today.

The phone would also feature an 8 GB internal storage which could be upgraded to an overwhelming 128 GB with a micro SD card. The intrinsic memory is not as hefty as we might like it, but the option for expansion makes up for the little shortcoming. The camera is likely to be a 13 MP rear camera supporting up to 3096 pixel resolution – that’s not the least bit unsubstantial.

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Coming to the user interface itself, for someone migrating from another operating system – say, Android or iOS – to the Windows OS, it is going to be an uphill task to unlearn methods applicable to the majority phone population, and learn an entirely new method of application navigation. However, if you have even briefly been a Windows Mobile OS person in the past, trust us the movement through the UI is going to be as seamless as it gets.

In all, the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is going to be a real treat for true Lumia lovers. However, it doesn’t seem to carry any mind-boggling features that could convert an ardent Android-fan into a Lumia-fan. However, we wouldn’t under-estimate Microsoft’s ability to surprise us yet. They might have a trick or two up their sleeve, that we’ll only see when the phones hit the market in a couple of weeks.

We are excited and have our fingers crossed. What about you?

Picture courtesy- rectifygaming.com, gsmarena.com


by techtalks @TechTalks March 16, 2015 10:29 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

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Alhassan A Bukar

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