Recent reports suggested that the budget-friendly Microsoft Lumia 650 would be unveiled on Feb. 1. However, this date didn’t materialize, and rumors now have it that the device could be introduced at the MWC 2016 event. Meanwhile, a new press render of the handset has surfaced, apparently confirming the already known design aspects.
Going by the press photo leaked by the credible tipster @evleaks, the upcoming Lumia 650 will feature rounded corners and it looks identical to the Lumia 550. However, the difference comes in the form of the metallic frame running through the edges of the Lumia 650.
As far as the rumored Lumia 650 specifications go, this handset will apparently come with a pocket-friendly 5.0-inch display, aided by 720p screen resolution. Under the hood, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 210 or Snapdragon 212 chip, along with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.1 GHz, will power the device. A modest 1 GB of RAM has also been tipped, GSM Arena reported.
When it comes to camera configuration, it is believed to sport an 8-megapixel rear-facing sensor with LED flash, in addition to a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfies. The Lumia 650 will come equipped with 8 GB of built-in storage space and microSD card slot for further expansion.
Furthermore, this device will support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, but sadly there’ll be no LTE support. A good-enough 2,000 mAh battery cell will keep the lights on.
On the software end, as expected, Windows 10 Mobile will run the show. Speaking of size, although the thickness is unknown at this point, this smartphone will apparently weigh 150g.
The Lumia 650 is expected to cost roughly $199 in the U.S. The same device will set the buyers back by 199 euros in Europe.