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Microsoft Lumia 650 Likely to be the Only Lumia Phone this Year

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The official announcement of the Lumia 650 budget smartphone is just around the corner. Reports suggest that Microsoft is planning to unveil the device on the 1st of February. But that’s not all the rumours are suggesting. Word is that the Lumia 650 might be the only Lumia device from Microsoft this year.

This news contradicts earlier reports that Microsoft will also launch the Lumia 750 and 850. While some believe that the two devices are still on the cards, there are many who believe that the launch has been cancelled citing the reason that Microsoft wants to focus more on its Surface phone. Microsoft is planning to launch a Surface phone that will sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset later this year.

Lumia 650

The 5-inch 720p display Lumia 650 is likely to come bearing the Snapdragon 210 chipset clocking at 1.1GHz. A 2,000mAh battery pack in the 650 is small, especially when compared to the Lumia 640 (2,500mAh) and the Lumia 550 (2,100mAh).

Furthermore, it is the single-SIM variant that has been cleared by FCC with the model number RM-1152 suggesting the device will first launch in the United States. Microsoft will also offer a dual-SIM variant for the device.

From what the unconfirmed specs tell us, the Lumia 650 lacks both juice and power but does well with the exterior design, and a pricing of under Rs. 10,000 (similar to the Lumia 550) will be needed for this device to tempt the masses.

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Sanket Vijay
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Amit Kumar
Amit Kumar

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श्रीमंदार गजने
श्रीमंदार गजने

The Design of the Device looks impressive. But I dont think I will make a mark. I thought they were about to launch the next phone to Lumia 730 I.e. Lumia 750. It seems to me a bad business decision from MS

Shubham Kumar Nayak
Shubham Kumar Nayak

not only lumia but may be the last lumia "Surface Phone" is coming :)

Raty Sei Thor
Raty Sei Thor

It's design look nice but please improve its software....many app gap