Last month, at Mobile World Congress 2015, Microsoft unveiled two new additions to its smartphone range: the 5-inch Lumia 640, and 5.7-inch Lumia 640 XL. The Lumia 640 went on sale in the UK earlier this month, priced from £99.99 off-contract with carrier subsidies, or £169.99 SIM-free, direct from Microsoft.
The company promised that the larger handset would be available to buy later in the month, and it's now made good on that commitment. The Lumia 640 XL LTE is now on sale at the Microsoft Store in the UK, priced at £219 off-contract, with black, white, orange and cyan options available.
Key specs of the device include:
- 5.7-inch ClearBlack IPS LCD with HD (1280x720px) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB onboard storage (plus microSD support up to 128GB)
- Backside illuminated 13MP rear camera with ZEISS optics, LED flash and 1080p video recording
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 4G LTE connectivity
- Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, magnetometer and SensorCore
- Replaceable 3000mAh battery
- 157.9 x 81.5 x 9mm; 171g
- Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2
Like its smaller sibling, the Lumia 640 XL also includes a free one-year Office 365 Personal subscription, worth £59.99, adding even greater value to an already-decent package.