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Microsoft Lumia 650 available to pre-order before its official announcement

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Microsoft Lumia 650 available to pre-order before its official announcement
Expected to be officially announced in early February, the Microsoft Lumia 650 can already be pre-ordered via UK-based online retailer MobileFun. The retailer revealed a new render of the handset, as well as a list of specs, apparently confirming the fact that this is a rather modest device.

As previously reported, Microsoft is seemingly planning to sell the Lumia 650 as an affordable business phone. The handset will run Windows 10 out of the box, thus coming with software like Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Cortana, and Microsoft Edge (which replaces Internet Explorer).

The Lumia 650 will be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor clocked at 1.1 GHz, helped by 1 GB of RAM. This means that the handset won't be great at running intensive tasks. The screen of the 650 should be a 5-inch one with 720 x 1280 pixels - far from being ultra sharp, but still OK for an inexpensive smartphone. Other features will include LTE connectivity, a 5 MP front-facing camera, 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, and a 2000 mAh battery.

According to the specs listed by MobileFun, the Lumia 650 only offers 8 GB of internal memory. However, German website WinFuture has it that the handset may come with 16 GB of storage space (plus microSD card support)

MobileFun asks €262.99 ($284) for the Lumia 650, but that's unlikely to be the phone's price at launch. Not long ago, we heard that the device would cost around $230 in Germany, and we're actually expecting it to be even cheaper when (and if) it's released in the US. Let us know if you think you'll want to buy this Windows 10 handset.


sources: MobileFun, WinFuture (translated)

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posted on 26 Jan 2016, 10:00 2

1. Jimrod (Posts: 855; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Looks very slick in white, I'd still miss a physical home button. :p

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 12:30 1

7. dazzmichael (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Sep 2014)


I'm so selective when it comes to that. my guess is that's one of the reasons why Samsung sells well.
I like Sony but hate the onscreen button.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 10:06 5

2. Zomer (Posts: 242; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Is it me or did PhoneArena change their font to ugly?

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 21:25

17. trnz007 (Posts: 34; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


u r not alone....... they changed it to ugly for me too

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 10:27

3. SIGPRO (Posts: 1290; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Here Apps are available again on WM10 Store!

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 10:56 1

4. Moose (Posts: 224; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


If the specs on this phone were any lower end it would just be a slab of wood!

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 14:19

10. ShadowHammer (Posts: 88; Member since: 13 Mar 2015)


Yup! This is a $100 phone right out of the gate. I bet they won't price it there though.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 22:18

18. ibend (Posts: 3153; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


no... even $100 phone already have SD410..
this phone should be under $75

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 14:56 1

12. Bernoulli (Posts: 3704; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Aw typical android user that bases everything on specs and not actual performance. It's not always about the specs, think of it like the skinny girl that has no boobs no ass but still sucks like a champ and rides it like a trooper.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 15:35 1

13. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


SD210 is weak though... very weak. SD400 or 410 would've been great.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 16:49

14. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1554; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Closer to the bone, the sweeter the meat. But most of these kids wouldn't know that.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 23:56

19. Bernoulli (Posts: 3704; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Haha I still prefer something to grab on to, especially doggy style, but that's just me.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 21:18

16. garciano (unregistered)


too funny this is very true!

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 10:17

20. jontaylor07 (Posts: 162; Member since: 12 Oct 2015)


If someone made a phone out of a slab of wood... I'd probably buy it. It would have to be a nice hardwood though, with a good finish.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 11:34

5. jsjammu (Posts: 83; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)


Need 16 GB minimum

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 11:35

6. DirtyDan23 (Posts: 279; Member since: 12 Aug 2014)


Nifty

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 12:34

8. xq10xa (Posts: 570; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Pretty looking phone...pretty weak specs though.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 13:36

9. pureviewuser (Posts: 474; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


Nah a lumia 640xl is a much better choice 13 megapixel front cam snapdragon 400 larger screen and about 40 quid cheaper. WTF is Microsoft thinking !!!!

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 16:52 1

15. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1554; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


I have a 640 XL, the front camera's only 5MP. Yes, the screen is bigger but not much more useful with 720p resolution.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 14:21 1

11. skips (Posts: 140; Member since: 04 Oct 2015)


So.
It's a 640 with a metal frame and less battery capacity.
Totally worth that extra 100EUR - my ass.

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