Microsoft announced the launch of two Lumia handsets yesterday for the Indian market–the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL, which come with price tags of Rs 11,999 and Rs 15,799 respectively. Unfortunately, Indian buyers will not get access to the LTE model yet thanks to the limited proficiency that such services have in the country at the moment.

Microsoft Unveils Two New Lumia HandsetsEver since Microsoft acquired Nokia’s handset department for US $7.2 billion, it has been keen on expanding the array of offerings in the 4G LTE segment. As for the Indian market, not much variety is found in this sector except the Lumia 638 that comes with a price tag of Rs 6,800.

Microsoft gave an official statement saying that the prime endeavor of the company is to launch smartphones that actually allow easy switch between work and leisure. Given that the 9 to 5 job life is no longer strictly existent, users need phones that allow them to breeze through entertainment and work in a jiffy.

The Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 640 fit the bill in this regard. For starters, the latter will retail online via Flipkart while the former handset can be bought from traditional mobile phone stores.

Lumia 640 specifications:

  • Dual SIM support
  • 5-inch HD display
  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 8 MP main shutter
  • 1 MP front  camera
  • 8 GB inbuilt memory expandable up to 128 GB
  • Battery of 2500 mAh

 Lumia 640 XL specifications:

  • 5.7-inch display
  • 13 MP main camera
  • 5 MP front camera
  • Battery of 3,000 mAh

While these devices seem a good bet, we eagerly await Indian telecom players to spruce up their 4G networks. We do know that Microsoft has a bunch of smartphones waiting to be rolled out post this!