AT&T’s Cricket Wireless will be offering the mid-range Lumia 650 without a contract starting May 6 in the U.S.
According to Cricket Wireless, the Microsoft Lumia 650 will set the buyers back by $129.99. With the latest Windows 10 Mobile OS onboard, this handset supports digital personal assistant Cortana and One Drive cloud storage. To top it off, it comes with support for Live Tiles and the very useful Find-My-Phone feature.
As far as the specifications go, the Lumia 650 carries a pocket-friendly 5.0-inch OLED ClearBlack display, packed with 720 x 1,280 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 panel protection. This display combination translates to a modest pixel density of 294 ppi.
According to Microsoft, this device comes with a “highly polished, diamond cut and anodized aluminum frame, giving it an unparalleled and premium feel.” This smartphone weights 122 g and it is 6.9 mm thick.
Under the hood, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 212 chip works in tandem with a quad-core Cortex-A7 processer, running at 1.3 GHz, to power the device. This handset comes backed by 1 GB of RAM and uses Adreno 304 GPU to handle graphics.
The Lumia 650 comes equipped with 16 GB of native storage space and microSD card slot for further expansion of up to 200 GB. When it comes to camera configuration, there is an 8MP rear-facing sensor and a 5MP front-facing shooter for selfies.
In addition to the standard connectivity options, this device also supports 4G LTE. A modest 2,000 mAh removable battery cell backs all the configurations. Microsoft says this battery unit is capable of providing up to 14 hours of 4G talk time.