Microsoft Lumia 650 is now an official device already available for sale in some select European markets.
The phone joins the likes of Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL as Microsoft’s first devices to run on last year’s Windows 10.
The phone was unveiled and made available for sale as from February 15.
The Lumia 650 smartphone comes in with a decent 5-inch OLED screen that manages a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. According to the Windows OS maker, this screen is the most beautiful it has ever installed on any device priced at the 650’s point.
Many smartphone makers have been working their ways into introducing OLED screens on their devices. However, not many of them have introduced them on affordable mid-level smartphones like Microsoft is. To make the matters even better for you, the Lumia 650 will also feature an 8MP LED snapper on the rear and a decent 5MP snapper for selfies. These will ensure you get the best photo moments as well as enjoy high quality video calls on this device.
Under the hood, Microsoft has packed a quad-core Snapdragon 212 chipset that is supported by a RAM of 1GB. As far as connections are concerned, you will get 4G LTE as well as NFC for making online payments and related stuff.
As mentioned earlier, the new Microsoft Lumia 650 joins the likes of Lumia 950 and 950XL as the only Microsoft-owned smartphones running on Windows 10. The phone will be backed by a rather small 2,000mAh battery unit. Further inside Microsoft has included a 16GB onboard storage, but the users of the 650 will have the option of extending the memory capacity using a microSD card of up to 200GB.
All of these specs are cased inside a polished aluminum frame that gives this phone a decent, premium look.
The Lumia 650 went on sale beginning February 15 and it is available in matte white and matter black color variants. There were reports suggesting that AT&T’s Cricket Wireless could carry this new phone. A look at the phone’s support page shows that this might be true, for it comes with several references to this carrier.
Priced at just $199, this phone presents an affordable, excellent device that can be used by business organizations that are afraid of workers losing or even breaking a device that is worth hundreds of dollars. There is no specific date of when this phone will be available in the U.S.