Microsoft Lumia 640, 640 XL, 940 and 940 XL Release Date, Specs, and Pre-Orders

( [email protected] ) Jun 30, 2015 06:33 AM EDT
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Microsoft's Lumia 640 and 640 XL Photo: Microsoft

Microsoft remains tight lip about the forthcoming release of the Lumia 640, 640 XL, 940, and 940XL. There had been previous rumors that Microsoft will launch the new high-end smartphones with the release of its Windows 10 for mobile.

Early reports said Microsft would release the Lumia 640, 640 XL, 940, and 940 XL in September, but at this time there is still no confirmation if this will push through.

The Microsoft Lumia 640 will sport a Full HD 5MP wide angle front camera with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad-core 1.2GHz processor (3G. It will also feature an 8 gigabyte memory with three hours of talking time. The Lumia 640 has a 5.7 '' display capable of 1280 x 720p resolution.

The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL also has the same a 5.7 inch high definition display like the Lumia 640 but it sports 13 MP main camera. The Lumia 640 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad Core processor with 8 gigabyte of memory using 4G LTE network.

Currently, only users in the U.K. can pre-order the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. This was confirmed in the latest report by Digital Trends, which also stated that U.S. customers will need to wait.

So far, three U.S. service providers have announced plans to sell the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. T-Mobile and MetroPCS will carry Lumia 640, while AT&T will sell the Lumia 640 XL. At this time, none of the companies have given release date information. However, desperate customers can buy the Microsoft Lumia 640 at Cricket Wireless for $129.99 with plan.

Lumia 940, Lumia 940 XL

The Microsoft Lumia 940 and 940 XL belong to the Quad HD monster phone with super high-end specifications of Microsoft mobile phones, said Digital Trends.

Both the Lumia 940 and 940 XL will be the first Microsoft handsets to be factory-installed with Windows 10. There have been additional whispers regarding the Lumia 940 and 940 XL specs. Naturally, all rumors need to be taken with a grain of salt.

The Lumia 940 may have a 5.2-inch display, while the Lumia 940 XL may sport a 5.7-inch display. Both devices might share the same 20 MP PureView rear camera, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. The Lumia 940 might have 3000mAH battery, while the Lumia 940 XL may come with a 3300mAH battery. Regarding processing power, the Lumia 940 XL may contain a Snapdragon 808 octa-core chipset. Both the Lumia 940 and 940 XL will have a Quad HD and a MicroSD card slot.

The Microsoft flagship smartphones are expected to roll out this fall 2015.

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