Microsoft has released a new update for the Lumia 550 low-end Windows 10 Mobile smartphone that arrived on the market in December 2015.
The firmware version is 01078.00042.16352.50012 and it’s pushed out to the unlocked version of this handset, but Microsoft hasn’t provided a change-log for it and users have noticed that the Double Tap to Wake feature was not included.
The good news is that this update brought improvements for the camera app, WiFi, Cellular, Bluetooth, and GPS, as well as general bug fixes. Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn’t added the Double Tap to Wake functionality, which is now available for other Windows 10-powered phones such as the Lumia 650, 950, and 950 XL.
Many Lumia 550 owners were hoping that this software update will bring the Double Tap feature, but it seems that Microsoft has other plans. However, those who want to install this update (with version number 01078.00042.16352.50012) can go to their devices’ Settings > Update and Security > Phone Update > Check for Updates.
The Lumia 550 is a very cheap smartphone that is sold on Amazon for $100. It ahs a full plastic body with flat sides and a rear camera of 5MP located in the top middle of the back, which has a LED flash on its left side. The secondary camera is much weaker, supporting a resolution of 2MP and it sits above a 4.7-inch screen that supports 720 x 1280 pixels resolution at 315 ppi.
Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 chipset that’s powered by a quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7 processor and it houses an Adreno 304 GPU and 1GB of RAM. As for the internal memory, it has a capacity of 8GB, but it’s expandable up to 256GB with a microSD card slot.
The battery is very small, having a capacity of only 2100mAh, and reports say that it provides only 14 hours of talk time over 3G. Plus, it’s removable and it can be replaced when its lifespan starts decreasing.