After the announcement in MWC last March, Microsoft Malaysia has revealed that the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL is heading to Malaysia for consumers to purchase.
As previously reported, the two models share the same chipset – the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 running at 1.2 GHz, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage. Microsoft knows that isn’t enough for the mobile media binging culture we are in – so they also slapped on a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GBs.
“People are looking for a device which brings them more flexibility to switch easily between work and play, without breaking the bank” said Bruce Howe, General Manager, Microsoft Mobile Devices Sales for Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. “The Lumia 640 Dual Sim and Lumia 640 XL keeps people prepared for anything, with the full range of Microsoft experiences – including Office and OneDrive – which Lumia users have come to expect straight out of the box, a superb HD screen and long lasting battery”
The Lumia 640 comes with a 5 inch HD display, while the 640 XL features a larger 5.7 inch display, but unfortunately sharing the same 720p display as the 640. The former will have a 2500mAh battery while the latter will have a 3000mAh battery – enough for a whole day out.
The Lumia 640 will be retailing for RM 739, while the larger brother 640 XL will be retailing for RM 939 – both with GST included in the price. Only the former will have a dual-SIM LTE connectivity option – the larger brother have to make do with a dual-SIM 3G option for now.
There is a bonus with every purchase of the smartphone – a single user copy of Office 365 is included with each purchase, which lasts for one year worth RM190.
Also announced at the event is the Lumia 430. Powered by a Snapdragon 200, this will also be a dual-SIM phone, but with 3G connectivity and also Windows 8.1 on board (with a windows 10 upgrade slated when it is released). It is also the most affordable Lumia – starting at RM 319.