Microsoft Lumia 650 First Look


Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 650, its third Windows 10 Mobile device, earlier this month ahead of MWC in Barcelona.We got our hands on the smartphone at the trade show, and you can check out our initial impressions of the smartphone in the video.

The Microsoft Lumia 650 was priced at a suggested retail price of $199 (approximately Rs. 13,500) before local taxes and subsidies and is now on sale in select European markets. With this pricing, Microsoft is looking to target budget-conscious buyers.

At launch, the Redmond giant stressed that the Lumia 650 would offer consumers the “perfect balance between work and personal needs.” Much like other Windows 10 devices, the Lumia 650 packs Microsoft suite of productivity apps including Office apps, for creating and editing documents on-the-go; OneDrive, for cloud storage, and Cortana, Microsoft’s personal assistant.

Considering Microsoft India listed dual-SIM variant of the Lumia 650, we can expect the dual-SIM model to debut in the country.

the company’s India website in a dual-SIM variant, indicating that we may only see the Microsoft Lumia 650 Dual SIM in India. Unfortunately, the India listing currently only has the phone listed without any details about pricing.

At MWC, we got a chance to play with the new Lumia 650.

For specifications, the Microsoft Lumia 650 runs Windows 10 Mobile and features a 5-inch Amoled ClearBlack display with HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution. It offers a pixel density of 297ppi. Powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212, the handset is clocked at 1.3GHz clubbed with 1GB of RAM. It packs 16GB of built-in storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 200GB). The Lumia 650 is backed by a 2000mAh battery and supports Nano-SIM. There is no difference in innards between the Lumia 650 and its dual-SIM variant. The biggest difference however is that the Lumia 650 Dual SIM comes with dual-SIM slots.

The smartphone sports an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash. There is a 5-megapixel front camera also on board.