The company, which acquired Nokia’s handset division last year for $7.2 billion, has only one 4G-compatible device, Lumia 638 (priced at about Rs 6,800), in the Indian market.
Microsoft recently launched Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL in India, priced at Rs 11,999 and Rs 15,799, respectively. While both the devices are available in LTE versions, these will not be available in India currently. The Lumia 640 will be available on eCommerce portal—Flipkart, while the Lumia 640 XL will be available in physical retail stores.
A number of smartphones makers are now lining up 4G-compatible phones as operators like Reliance Jio gear up to launch the high-speed Internet service in the country. Currently, Airtel and Aircel are the only two operators offering 4G services in certain parts of the country.
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is likely to be available in four variants; Microsoft Lumia 640 XL, a single SIM 3G variant; Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE, which is a single SIM LTE variant; Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM, a dual-SIM 3G variant, and the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM, a dual-SIM LTE variant.
There are two main features that extricate these two smartphones i.e. display sizes and camera sensors. The Lumia 640 features a 13-cm (5-inch) 720p HD display with an 8MP rear snapper. Whereas, the Lumia 640 XL features a 15-cm (5.7-inch) 720p HD display and a 13MP rear snapper with Carl Zeiss optics.