As expected, Microsoft has finally announced the first Lumia of 2016, Lumia 650 - the latest smartphone to run Windows 10 out of the box. The device comes with a sophisticated design and metal edges, giving it a premium feel in a budget window.
From the official blog post:
We’re extremely proud of the Lumia 650 and believe it will quickly be seen as the device that provides the perfect balance between work and personal needs.
We designed the Lumia 650 to bring first class to business class; giving our customers the best of Microsoft productivity and security, all wrapped in a beautiful slim package. By providing a consistent experience across PC and phone through the power of Windows 10, we think professionals and Windows fans alike will love using it every day.
The Lumia 650 comes with a 5" OLED display that is bright and crisp; colors really pop and blacks are deep and clear. It’s by far the most beautiful screen ever at this price point.
Lumia 650 also features a highly polished, diamond cut and anodized aluminum frame, giving it an unparalleled and premium feel.
Microsoft Lumia 650 specifications
- 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD AMOLED, ClearBlack display
- 1.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 212 processor
- 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 200GB with microSD
- Windows 10
- Dual SIM variant available
- 8MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 720p video recording
- 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture, 720p video recording
- Dimensions: 142x 70.9 x 6.9 mm and 121 grams
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS / aGPS
- 2000mAh removable battery
- matte black and matte white colors
The Microsoft Lumia 650 will be available in select European markets beginning February 18th, starting from a suggested retail price around US$199 (Rs. 13556 approx.) before local taxes and subsidies.
What do our readers think of the device? Do you plan to buy one with these specs and why ? I would like to hear from you.