Microsoft to Launch Mid-range Lumia 650 on February 1st

Mockup of the Lumia 650

Microsoft is set to unveil what some have billed as “the last Lumia” on 1st of February. The device has been a long time coming and was expected to show up at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona towards the end of February but that may not be the case. Microsoft is reported to have opted for a low-key launch with a listing on its website and nothing more.

The Lumia 650 is expected to pack a 5-inch HD display, a Snapdragon 210 or 212 processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB onboard storage (expandable) and an 8-megapixel camera. While the specifications won’t make for much excitement, the device is meant to be a lower mid-range smartphone with a high-end look and feel. It is said to have a metal chassis that complements the matte plastic back.

Its unveiling will bring to four the number of new Lumia smartphones introduced into the market by Microsoft in the last few months running the latest Windows 10 Mobile operating system. The high-end Lumia 950 and 950 XL and the budget Lumia 550 showed up in early October last year and are still rolling out in several countries around the world. The Lumia 950 is already in Kenya. There is no word on when we can see the budget Lumia 550 which would be more relevant locally.


Source: WindowsCentral

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