Microsoft has said that it will line up more 4G-compatible smartphones in India once the infrastructure for the high-speed Internet service is ready in the country. The company, which acquired Nokia’s handset division last year for $7.2 billion, has only one 4G-compatible device, Lumia 638 (priced at Rs 7,499), in the Indian market. Also Read - Xbox Series X restock in India possible by early August, no news on Series SAlso Read - Xbox Game Pass: List of games coming to consoles in July, big games releasing next month
“There are a number of 4G-compatible devices in our portfolio, we are ready with the handsets. Once infrastructure is ready (in India), we will bring more 4G devices in,” Microsoft Mobile Devices Director Marketing Raghuvesh Sarup told PTI. Also Read - Top 5 Minecraft Mobile seeds to build a world and where to find them
Many devices makers are now lining up 4G-compatible phones (especially in the sub-Rs 10,000 category) 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.
Meanwhile, Microsoft yesterday launched two new handsets Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL in India, priced at Rs 11,999 and Rs 15,799, respectively. While both the handsets are available in LTE versions, these will not be available in India currently.
“Consumers today are constantly looking for a device to bring them more flexibility to switch easily between work and play. The Lumia 640XL and Lumia 640 are the perfect devices that are enablers of productivity, busting the 9 to 5 myth by letting you achieve more on your own terms,” Microsoft Mobile Devices Director (South) T S Sridhar said.
The Lumia 640 will be exclusively available on Flipkart, while the Lumia 640XL will be available in physical retail stores.
The dual SIM-Lumia Lumia 640 comes with 5-inch HD display, 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 processor, Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim operating system, 8-megapixel rear and 0.9-megapixel front facing cameras, 8GB internal memory (30GB free OneDrive and micro SD support up to 128GB) and 2,500mAh battery.
The Lumia 640XL, on the other hand, has a 5.7-inch HD display, 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras and a 3,000mAh battery.