Microsoft launches Lumia 650 with Windows 10 for just £150

Microsoft announced its new Lumia 650 phone along with a Dual-SIM variant via a blog post today, bringing in yet another Windows 10 phone with great specs for prices starting at £150.

Lumia 650 comes with Windows 10 OS along with Skype-integration, enterprise security, an all-metal frame and a 5-inch OLED display.

 

The fact that Microsoft will announce the Lumia 650 ahead of Mobile World Congress was an open secret in tech forums. A leaked image along with specifications and pricing had already emerged back in January and it was a question of when and not if Microsoft will launch the Lumia 650. However, the Dual-SIM variant came as a surprise.

Microsoft Lumia 650: Specs, pricing and availability

Lumia 650 comes at a time when existing users of Windows 8 phones like Lumia 640 and 640 XL, Lumia 430, Lumia 435, Lumia 532, Lumia 535, Lumia 540, Lumia 735, Lumia 830 and Lumia 930 phones are still waiting for their Windows 10 mobile upgrades.

Specifications

Measuring just 6.9mm in width, Lumia 650 is the thinnest Windows 10 device till date, bettering the likes of Lumia 950 and 950 XL and the cheaper Lumia 550. 

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In terms of specs, there is no variance between the single-SIM and dual-SIM versions. Lumia 650 comes with a 5-inch OLED display, 8MP and 5MP cameras, a quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 212 processor, 16GB of internal storage and a 2,000 mAh battery. There's also a microSD slot which can accommodate up to 200GB of additional storage.

Image of Lumia 650 leaked by Windows Central in January

Just like any other Windows 10 phones, Lumia 650 comes pre-loaded with Windows Creative Studio, Excel, OneDrive, OneNote, Photos Add-Ins, Skype, Word and PowerPoint apps.

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Pricing and availability

Lumia 650 will be available for purchase starting February 18 for £150 - £160. Back in January, A smartphone distributor in the Czech Republic revealed that Lumia 650 may cost CZK 5,491 which is equivalent to just over £150. The price now makes Lumia 650 slightly costlier than the £92 Lumia 550 as well as the £99 Lumia 640 but cheaper than the £219 Lumia 640 XL.

 

Here's a spec comparison between Microsoft's latest Windows 10 devices: the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 550 and the just-launched Lumia 650 phones:

 

Specification
Microsoft Lumia 950Lumia 950 XLLumia 550Lumia 650
Display5.2" Quad HD5.7" Quad HD4.7" LCD5" HD OLED
Resolution537 ppi518 ppi315 ppi297 ppi
Dimensions 145 x 73.2 x 8.25mm151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1mm136 x 67.8 x 9.9mm142 x 70.9 x 6.9mm
Weight 150g165g142g122g
ProcessorSnapdragon 808 (64-bit)Snapdragon 810 (64-bit)Snapdragon 210Snapdragon 212
RAM3GB3GB1GB2GB
Internal storage32GB32GB8GB16GB
Battery3,000 mAh3,340 mAh2,100 mAh2,000 mAh
Operating systemWindows 10 mobileWindows 10 mobileWindows 10 mobileWindows 10 mobile
Main Camera20MP PureView20MP PureView5MP8MP
Front Camera5MP5MP2MP5MP
Networks4G LTE4G LTE4G LTE4G LTE
Video recording4k videos 4k videos FHD videos FHD videos 

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