Microsoft Lumia 650: Specs, pricing and availability

Microsoft may launch the Lumia 650, its next Windows 10 smartphone after Lumia 950, 950XL and the budget-category Lumia 550 hit the streets late last year.

Just as we received the news, pricing details of the upcoming handset from Microsoft also trickled in and also the fact that Microsoft may make a formal announcement about the handset soon.

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As per available leaks, you could get the first glimpse of Lumia 650 as early as on February 1. Apart from stock Windows 10 OS, you will get to see a 5-inch HD display, a Snapdragon 210 chip, a 2,000 mAh battery, a microSD slot, 8MP and 5MP cameras and two SIM slots.

Lumia 650 will also come with 8GB of internal storage and a 1GB RAM and may come in White and Black colour options. Fresh leaks also tip the smartphone to feature a metal frame and the phone will rock features life Wi-Fi calling, NFC capability, Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 support and HD voice calling as well.


A smartphone distributor in the Czech Republic has revealed that Lumia 650 may cost CZK 5,491 which is equivalent to just over £150. If that is true, Lumia 650 may turn up next to the Lumia 550 as Microsoft's best offerings in the mid-range phone market until Microsoft officially rolls out Windows 10 OS to older Lumia devices. Last month, Microsoft confirmed that a range of devices like Lumia 430, Lumia 435, Lumia 532, Lumia 535, Lumia 540, Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 735, Lumia 830 and Lumia 930 phones will receive Windows 10 mobile upgrades by January.

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“This November we introduced Windows 10 to phones including brand new features such as Continuum and Universal Windows Apps with the introduction of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. The Windows 10 Mobile upgrade will begin rolling out early next year to select existing Windows 8 and 8.1 phones," said the Redmond giant.

As per reports, Microsoft has already upgraded the Lumia 640 with Windows 10 and is making the operating system available to Lumia 535 phones in at least one region.



Microsoft will probably not wait for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to launch the Lumia 650. The company will, however, make an announcement via a blog post in its website. Along with details of the smartphone, Microsoft will reveal its pricing and availability dates as well.

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