Microsoft announces mid-range Lumia 650 smartphone with Windows 10 and 4G bands

Microsoft has unveiled a new Windows 10 smartphone dubbed the Lumia 650 at a price of $199 (approximately Rs 13,500). The device will be available in black and matte white. It will become available in select European markets beginning February 18.


Microsoft has unveiled a new Windows 10 smartphone dubbed the Lumia 650 at a price of $199 (approximately Rs 13,500). The device will be available in black and matte white and will go on sale in select European markets starting 18 February.

In terms of specifications, the device features a 5-inch AMOLED ClearBlack HD display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor paired with 1GB RAM. Running Windows 10, the device includes an internal storage of 16GB which can be further expanded up to 200GB.

It comes equipped with an 8MP rear camera with LED flash along with a 5MP fornt facing camera. Connectivity features include 2G/3G/4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and Beidou. The dual-SIM smartphone is powered by a 2,000mAh battery. The smartphone weighs 122g and measures a pretty sleek 142 x 70.9 x 6.9mm.

Microsoft announces mid-range Lumia 650 smartphone with Windows 10 and 4G bands

Microsoft also stated in a blog, "As we’ve sharpened our mobile strategy with a new focus in phones, the Lumia 650 is another step towards bringing Windows 10 to more than a billion devices. Our phones will continue to play a key role in this effort. We’re improving our platform with regular updates and are committed to continuing to deliver the most productive and secure Windows-based smartphones to Windows fans and business customers.".