FCC clears the Microsoft Lumia 650; new photo of a prototype emerges

FCC clears the Microsoft Lumia 650; new photo of a prototype emerges
We've already shown you renders that allegedly belong to the Microsoft Lumia 650. There is speculation that this will be the last Lumia to sport a 5-inch display. No less an authority than Microsoft CMO Chris Capossela said in an interview last month that the Lumia 650 is on the way, which is why there really isn't much of a surprise in telling you that the FCC has certified the handset.

While there are reportedly two versions of the phone, it was model number RM-1152 that visited the FCC. This is the single SIM model as the RM-1154 has a dual SIM slot. The Microsoft Lumia 650 features a 720 x 1280 resolution on the aforementioned 5-inch screen, and is equipped with a Snapdragon 210 chipset under the hood.

The device comes with 1GB of RAM, a microSD slot and a 2000mAh battery. The camera combo from back to front weighs in at 8MP/5MP, and the Lumia 650 does support 4G LTE connectivity. Microsoft spruced up the design of the handset by putting a metallic band around the phone, which allows it to crash the zip codes of more expensive units.

There was talk that the Lumia 650 would see the light of day during the current quarter, either during CES or MWC. Considering that there seems to be no sign of the device in Vegas (although it could be hiding out in the casinos), MWC seems to be a good bet. So for now, circle February 22nd on your calendar. That is the date that the expo kicks off in Barcelona.

A new photo claims to show a prototype of the Microsoft Lumia 650. Apparently snapped by our old pal Mr. Blurrycam, you can check it out by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: FCC , VentureBeat via GadgetzArena, WMPoweruser

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7 Comments

1. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

They are not going anywhere with this type of stategy. Snapdragon 6xx series was a must for this model.

2. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Agree but if they're going to keep the price down cool. I already have a great Android phone and I would not spend much more than $150 for a Windows 10 Mobile phone at this point until the unveiling of something dreamy like the Surface phone or better a Lumia 1020 successor with the proper specs it deserves.

4. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

150$ for a snap 2** ? Are you serious ? Come on you would be much much much much better getting an old 640 , you would get a much better Snapdragon 400 which allows everything to run with ease and you can even play on it unlike the 210

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Well, that's barely a step-up from the Lumia 550 now isn't it? And lacks 4G LTE connectivity? PA, I don't think this news is coming from a reputable source...

6. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

550 sucks with SD210

5. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

really Cortex A7 to 6xx series? It should have SD415 instead.

7. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

This 650 MS Lumia smart Phone is obviously a Windows 10 Budget model MS CEO Nadella said MS will sell to the public. Maybe "Cricket" USA will sell them? Now The 950/950XL are MS Flagship Fans Windows smart phones models . I hope Microsoft Adds a Cheaper Continuum capable flagship Windows 10 smart phone to it's roster and debuts it at Mobile World Congress Feb 22. I hope Microsoft Introduces the New "Surface" Business Class Smart phones at Mobile world congress. If one of the "MS Surface Business Windows smart Phones can run full some but not all win32 Desktop PC Programs it will be the HIGH Point of the show.Pre orders of this smart phone will be Astronomical

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