Smartphone giant Microsoft has launched its much awaited device Lumia 650 at a price of $199 (approximately Rs 13,500). The new phone will be soon available in black and matte white and will go on sale in select European markets starting 18 February.
The new device sports a 5-inch AMOLED ClearBlack HD display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. It is backed by a 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor paired with 1GB RAM. The device comes with Windows 10 and includes an internal storage of 16GB which can be further expanded up to 200GB.
The phone features 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 phone is dual-SIM and comes with a strong 2,000mAh battery. The smartphone weighs 122g and measures a pretty sleek 142 x 70.9 x 6.9mm.
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.”.