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Microsoft Lumia 650 to be released early next month, price revealed

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Microsoft Lumia 650 to be released early next month, price revealed
Not long ago, we told you that the Lumia 650 should be announced by Microsoft on February 1. Now, we're hearing that the handset will be available to buy shortly after its announcement, at least in Europe.

According to Winfuture, the Lumia 650 will be released in early February in Germany, via O2 (one of the country's largest mobile carriers). Reportedly, O2 will sell the new handset for €219 (about $238) off contract.

The Lumia 650 will run Windows 10 out of the box, becoming Microsoft's fourth handset to do so. The device seems to be partially made out of metal, and it's said that Microsoft intends to market it as an affordable business phone. Its specs are not exactly impressive: for example, the screen is a 5-inch 720p one, the processor is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, and there's only 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of internal memory on board.
 
We assume that the Microsoft Lumia 650 will also be launched in the US at some point (for the record, the handset already received its FCC approval). But $238 seems like a steep price for what this Lumia has to offer, so we expect it to be cheaper in the US.


source: Winfuture (translated) via Nokia Power User

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posted on 20 Jan 2016, 22:49 3

1. iusshpandeh (Posts: 250; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


At least 410 please! SD210 is too much low!

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 01:00 1

7. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1442; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Agreed.
But love the design though.

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 23:03 5

2. jsjammu (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)


8 GB phones are joke, unless you are buying your first smart phone.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 09:00

15. elitewolverine (Posts: 5183; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


they allow install to sd with greater frequency than other os, so its a good compromise

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 10:40

16. sebstin (Posts: 112; Member since: 03 Dec 2015)


In 2016, there is no point in using

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 23:14 2

3. rsiders (Posts: 913; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Microsoft must really be on something that we don't know about. A higher price for a lower specced phone than the Lumia 640? Good luck with that. I think it will be priced closer to $150.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 01:27

8. Sovat_fc (Posts: 224; Member since: 30 Aug 2014)


It's made out of mental, dude.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 07:13

10. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


So what? It's still a steep price tag.
I'll rather take a plastic-made phone with much better specs at same price.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 07:50

12. EcoCare (Posts: 434; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)


Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is full metal and miles better than this overpriced phone. Oh and it runs Android.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 00:13

4. bobby2803 (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


It will be 410( fingers crossed) and 8 gb shouldn't be a worry, its expandable upto 128gb including for apps

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 00:59

6. ibend (Posts: 4573; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


$238 for SD210? seriously? after owning nokia for 2 year, they still learn nothing from it -_-

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 03:46

9. jontaylor07 (Posts: 163; Member since: 12 Oct 2015)


That's a rumor from a German carrier. Who knows what the situation will be in the US.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 07:53

13. EcoCare (Posts: 434; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)


I think this one is valid; it's so Nokia-Microsoft style: selling low spec phones with higher than average price. Not to mention they don't have much appeal with their OS to start with.

Now that's arrogance.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 07:17

11. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


And it harms Nokia's brand name.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 08:05

14. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1643; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


As the owner of a 640XL I can confidently say that 1GB of RAM is simply not enough. Yes, the design and choice of material is much nicer than the 640 but once you put a case on it, that aspect goes away.

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