Microsoft has announced the new low-cost Lumia 650 smartphone, without much fanfare. It is the second low-end smartphone after Lumia 550 that will arrive pre-installed with Windows 10 Mobile OS.
The Microsoft Lumia 650 has been introduced by the company through its official Windows blog. The Lumia 650 sports a sophisticated design with an anodized metallic frame. It also sports a slimmer appeal as it measures only 6.9 mm in thickness. It weighs 122 grams. The smartphone will also be available in dual-SIM edition with the Lumia 650 XL moniker.
The Lumia 650 comes with 5-inch OLED display that supports a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. The Lumia 550 that was introduced in the last quarter of 2015 does not feature an OLED display.
According to WM Power User, the Lumia 650 is powered by Snapdragon 212 chipset that houses a quad-core processor that clocks at 1.3 GHz along with Adreno 304 graphics. The chipset is supported by 1 GB of RAM.
The Lumia 650 offers an inbuilt storage support of 16 GB. The smartphone also carries support for up to 200 GB of microSD card on its secondary storage slot.
The rear camera of the Microsoft Lumia 650 is of 8-megapixel. The f/2/2 aperture lens is equipped with features like autofocus and LED flash. The front-facing camera of the Lumia 650 is of 5-megapixel. Both the cameras can shoot 720 pixel quality videos.
The official blog states that the Microsoft Lumia 650 is a business phone as it comes equipped with access to Office 365 apps, OneDrive cloud storage and Cortana voice assistant. For connectivity, the Lumia 650 offers features like v4.1 Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, 3G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi.
The Lumia 650 is packed with a 2,000 mAh removable battery. It will be priced around $199 and will be available in European countries by Feb. 18.