Three new Microsoft smartphones arrive in SA

Microsoft is delivering on their promise of mobile productivity at an affordable price with the introduction of three new smartphones, the Microsoft Lumia 640, Microsoft Lumia 640XL and the ultra-affordable Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM. By Staff Writer

The Lumia 640 and 640XL become the latest LTE / 4G devices to join the Lumia portfolio, with monthly contract prices starting from R219– dual SIM version, R199– single SIM version and R269 for Lumia 640 XL – dual SIM.

Shaun Durandt, Microsoft Mobile Devices’ South African sales lead said: “People are looking for a phone which brings them more flexibility to switch easily between work and play, without breaking the bank. The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL prepares people for anything, with the full range of Microsoft experiences – including Office, OneDrive and Skype – that Lumia users have come to expect, fast 4G connectivity, a great screen and a long lasting battery.”

The Lumia 640 and 640XL offers more personal computing and increased productivity through seamlessly integrated Microsoft Office experiences which come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, valued at R750, which includes free 1TB of OneDrive storage. Both devices will also be upgradeable to Windows 10 when it becomes available later this year.

With the Lumia 640 and 640XL, one can quickly access important documents and run favorite websites, apps and games, thanks to the on-board 1GB of memory and powerful quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. You can also view photos and watch videos on a crisp HD display on both devices as you capture detailed photos even in low light, thanks to the 13 MP camera on the Lumia 640 XL with LED flash and an 8 MP camera on the Lumia 640, also with an LED flash.Microsoft430.700x350

Also unveiled today was the Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM, built with Windows Phone 8.1 software and a dual-core CPU running at 1.2GHz. Expected cash retail price for the new device starts at R999.

The device comes preloaded with Microsoft Office, Skype and OneDrive and is designed to help you achieve more at work, at play and on the go. It also features a compact, durable design with a vivid 4-inch WVGA display that brings all the latest apps, games and videos to life.

“The Lumia 430 Dual SIM combines the right hardware, software, services and a growing ecosystem of local and international apps at an affordable price,” added Durandt.

Tech specs summary:

Lumia 640 XL / Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM 
Operating systemWindows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
HERE location servicesFree global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+

Free HERE Transit available in the Store

Display5.7” HD (1280×720, 16:9) IPS LCD, 294 PPI, Glance screen Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sunlight readability enhancements
Battery3000 mAh battery, removable
Processor1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
Main camera13 MP AF, LED Flash, Lumia Camera
Front facing camera5 MP FF
Memory8GB + free OneDrive[1], micro SD up to 128GB
Dimensions171g

 

Lumia 640 / 640 Dual SIM 
Operating systemWindows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
HERE location servicesFree global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+

Free HERE Transit available in the Store

Display5” HD (1280×720, 16:9) IPS LCD, 294 PPI, Glance screen Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sunlight readability enhancements
Battery2500 mAh battery, removable
Processor1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
Main camera8 MP AF, LED Flash, Lumia Camera
Front facing camera1 MP FF
Memory8GB + free OneDrive[2], micro SD up to 128GB
Dimensions145 g

 

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