Microsoft has officially taken the wraps off two new Lumia smartphones: the 640 and 640 XL. Details of the two, low-end phones leaked out yesterday in advanced of today’s unveil.
The Lumia 640 is a five-inch device, while the 640 XL is 5.7-inches. The phones are available in 3G and LTE versions, and with single- and dual-SIM versions too. Initially they will ship with Windows 8.1, but Microsoft is promising an upgrade to Windows 10 will arrive “later this year” — the company plans to do similar with other Windows 8.1 phones.
Interestingly, Microsoft is offering a compelling software bundle alongside these phones. Customers who purchase either new Lumia model will get a one-year license for Microsoft’s Office 365 suite, giving them access from their Lumia, one PC and also one tablet too. Beyond that, it is also offering 1TB of OneDrive storage and 60 minutes of international Skype calling per month.