Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL available in the US through AT&T Microsoft

Technology giant Microsoft, which recently launched its new mid-ranger, the Lumia 640 XL, is now letting people buy the smartphone through AT&T in the US.

The Redmond-based company has tied up with AT&T in the US, and the wireless carrier will put the handset up for sale from 26 June. Prospective buyers can purchase the smartphone through customised tariff plans offered by AT&T.

Tariff plans

AT&T is offering the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL through its AT&T Next customised plan that lets customers own the device for $0 down payment and by paying $8.34 per month for 30 months.

Another of the carrier's wireless tariff plans, the AT&T Next 24 plan, lets prospective buyers own the device at $10.42 per month for 24 months.

Finally, there is also the AT&T Next 18 which lets customers purchase the Lumia 640 XL at $0 down payment and at $12.50 per month for 18 months.

Apart from AT&T in the US, Lumia 640 XL can also be purchased through official channels in the UK, India and Canada.

UK: Prospective customers in UK can navigate to Microsoft's online retail store, to purchase the Lumia 640 XL at £219.

India: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL can be purchased from a wide range of channels (both physical and online retail stores) across the country. The smartphone costs Rs 15,800 ($254, £171) in the country.

Canada: Prospective buyers can check out the Redmond-based company's Edmonton retail store in Canada to purchase the smartphone. Customers can navigate to Microsoft's online portal to obtain location co-ordinates of the Canadian retail store.

Key technical specifications of Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

  • 5.7in IPS display, enclosed in 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 camera
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage (up to 128GB)
  • 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.