Microsoft Lumia 640
Microsoft Lumia 640, along with Lumia 640 XL, are now available for direct purchase.Microsoft

Microsoft's newly launched Lumia smartphones viz Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are now up for direct purchase across the United Kingdom and India.

Where to purchase

In UK

Earlier, both the new mid-range Lumias were open for pre-ordering in the United Kingdom, but they can now be purchased directly from Microsoft's online stores across the country.

Prospective customers can buy Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 640 XL LTE directly via Microsoft's online store.

The Lumia 640 LTE and 640 XL LTE can be purchased for a price of £170 and £219 respectively.

The UK's major wireless network service provider EE has officially made available the Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE with its Wi-Fi calling service pre-activated, across the UK.

With Wi-Fi calling, users of the Lumia 640 LTE (and other smartphones) will be able to make voice calls over Wi-Fi even in the absence of a wireless network signal.

In India

In India, Microsoft's Lumia 640 is available only from Flipkart at this point in time. However, the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL can be purchased from wide range of channels (both physical and online retail stores) across the country.

In India, Lumia 640 has a price tag of Rs 11,999 ($193, £130), while the Lumia 640 XL can be purchased for Rs 15,800 ($254, £171).

Potential buyers of Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, in India, need to remember that only the 3G variants of both the smartphones have been launched in the country.

Key technical aspects of both Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL:

Microsoft Lumia 640:

  • 5in IPS capacitive display; protected by Gorilla Glass 3
  • Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 OS with Lumia Denim software update
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 processor
  • 8MP rear camera and a 1MP front snapper
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage (up to 128GB)
  • 4G LTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 2.0 and microUSB connectivity
  • 2500 mAh Li-Ion battery with claimed talktime of up to 18 hours on 3G

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL:

  • 5.7in IPS display; enclosed within Gorilla Glass 3
  • Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 OS, with Lumia Denim update
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex A7 processor
  • 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front snapper
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage (up to 128GB)
  • 4G LTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 2.0 and microUSB connectivity
  • 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery with claimed talktime of up to 23 hours on 3G.