MWC 2015: Microsoft Lumia 640XL is a phablet variant of the new Lumia 640

MWC 2015: Microsoft Lumia 640XL is a phablet variant of the new Lumia 640

If you thought the spanking new Lumia 640 sounded pretty sweet, but you’re ultimately on the lookout for something a little bigger, fear not; big daddy Microsoft has you covered.

The Microsoft Lumia 640XL is essentially – as the name suggests – a phabletised variant of the Lumia 640, with a handful of key spec enhancements.

To recap, Microsoft Lumia 640 specs include a 5in 720p HD display with Gorilla Glass 3, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB expandable storage (welcoming up to 128GB via microSD), 8MP rear camera, 0.9MP front camera, optional LTE, optional dual SIM, meaty 2,500mAh battery, and Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana personal assistant.

Again, with the Microsoft Lumia 640XL, there’s a promised update to Windows 10 in due course, and a free 12-month subscription to Office 365.

The key difference here is that the Microsoft Lumia 640XL is a little bigger at 5.7in; that’s 0.7in bigger than the Lumia 640, but with the same 720p HD resolution. Logically there's a bigger battery, too, at 3,000mAh.

If you opt for the larger Microsoft Lumia 640XL, you’re also getting a rear camera upgrade from 8MP to 13MP, while the front shooter leaps a fair bit to 5MP.

The Microsoft Lumia 640XL is of course a little more expensive than the Lumia 640, too. Specifically, Lumia 640XL price comes in at €189 (£138) for the 3G model, or €219 (£160) if you crave 4G.

Like the Microsoft Lumia 640, the Lumia 640XL release date is set for April, in a range of vivid colours including orange, cyan and white.

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