Microsoft has started selling the new entry-level business phone “Lumia 650” in many parts of the world. This device is not available in the U.S. yet. However, a recent assurance from Lumia group points to the imminent release.
One of Microsoft’s official Twitter handles @LumiaUS has tweeted saying the company will post release details about the Lumia 650 sometime this week. It was reported earlier that AT&T's pre-paid subsidiary unit Cricket will be selling this handset in the U.S. Very soon, we will know which other carrier will be offering this wallet-friendly phone.
Microsoft has been marketing the Lumia 650 as an enterprise-centric device that can be purchased in bulk by companies to give away to their employees. Phone Arena said this device will set the buyers back in the ballpark of $200. Upon release, Lumia 650 will become one of the inexpensive devices to run Windows 10 Mobile, straight out of the box.
As far as the key Lumia 650 specifications go, it features a pocket-friendly 5.0-inch AMOLED display, bundled with 720 x 1,280 pixels resolution. This works out to a modest pixel density of 294 ppi.
Design-wise, it carries a “highly polished, diamond cut and anodized aluminum frame, giving it an unparalleled and premium feel.” This smartphone is just 6.9 mm thick and it weighs 122 grams.
Under the hood, a Snapdragon 212 chipset working in tandem with a quad-core 1.3GHz processor powers the device. Adreno 304 GPU takes care of the graphics and the configurations are backed by 1 GB of RAM.
Microsoft Lumia 650 comes equipped with 16 GB of native storage space and microSD card slot for expansion of up to 200 GB. This phone sports an 8-megapixel camera unit on the back and a 5-megapixel shooter at the front for selfies.
A modest 2,000 mAh battery cell backs the device. Speaking of color, this smartphone will be offered in Matte Black and White hues.
Here is the tweet from Lumia group confirming the imminent release:
— Lumia US (@LumiaUS) March 9, 2016