Microsoft Lumia 550 press renders leak out

Microsoft Lumia 550 press renders leak out
Besides the long-rumored Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, later this year, Microsoft will likely release several other Windows 10 Mobile handsets. One of them seems to be the Lumia 550.

As previously reported, the Lumia 550 should be an entry-level device. WM Power User today revealed four press renders that allegedly show four color variants of the new Lumia: black, blue, white, and red. The handset doesn't look too different from older cheap Lumia models (including the Lumia 540 that was introduced earlier this year), but we didn't really expect it to.

It's said that the Microsoft Lumia 550 sports a 4.7-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor. Other features allegedly include LTE connectivity, 1 GB of RAM, a 1.2 MP front-facing camera, a 5 MP rear camera, and 8 GB of expandable storage space. The new smartphone should be available in single SIM and dual SIM versions.

Microsoft may plan to announce the Lumia 550 in October. The Redmond company already scheduled a Windows 10-related event for October 6, though this might bring us just the high-end Lumia 950 and 950 XL. But we'll see what happens.

source: WM Power User



1. LikeABauss

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

MMMM. bezelishious chin. Seriously why are mega-bezels coming back again?! In the words of Jeremy Clarkson - "how hard can it be?"

2. Subie

Posts: 2452; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I think it's the on sceen buttons that make it look bigger then it should

26. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014


27. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

It is a $100 smartphone. What do you expect?

3. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

wow,same design over 3 years,im amazed

5. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I don't think that's the problem.

8. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

nah, design is getting kind of meh truly. like all of Lumias lately are just black slabs with colorful back covers, and that is it. they all look more or less the same. :/ what just differs is materials and camera/speaker location. but that's it. like they dont even put effort in designing a phone anymore. They still think plain colorful covers will attract people.

28. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Who cares? I've had a Lumia 520, 630, and 635. They have all been dropped from 3 feet or more on concrete with no damage besides a few scuffs on the shell. I also have a Lumia 925. Aluminum frame, nice and thin, a nice looking phone. If fell out of my cupholder in the car and the screen cracked. I'll take a functional and robust design over looks any day.

9. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

well,maybe the first 630 or even 620 looked nice indeed,but now its boring design that reminds me something cheap for kids. Sad thing is,that same design is MS using to their flagship....However yes,the design is not major problem

11. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

one word..... Sony

13. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

im not sure what you mean... here you can see that it changed a lot,yes,the basic idea with glass on the back stayed,but always a frame and details changed. Here we got exactly the same design from 520

18. Plutonium239

Posts: 1262; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

No, the 520's corners aren't as rounded.

4. xtplnet

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

and they think that the issue is just software !!

7. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

How many people do you know that love the Windows Phone OS but bought an Android phone because the hardware design was uninspired? ZERO.... Who cares if it looks identical? What would kill my idea of buying it is the Snapdragon 210 processor.

10. Guaire

Posts: 897; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Windows mobile OS fanbase already is a minority. What percentage of smartphone users migrates to Windows from Android with our OS is faster and secure argument?

12. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Faster? More secure? Dude, you make my day! Joke of the year.

14. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3192; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It isn't a point of argument, it's a fact. Windows Phone is faster and more secure than Android. How many Androids do you know that can run as well as WP on those weak specs? Answer: none. Number of malware on Windows Phone: none.

16. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Maybe smoother (=less frequent frame drops) but faster, hell no. Windows Phone just has fancy animations that make it seem faster, irl they are around as fast. Resuming screens are basically same thing as reloading apps on Android. You're right about the malware though (not absolutely "none" but close to it I guess) and SD210/200 on Windows Phone is definitely, well, less terrible than on Android.

17. Guaire

Posts: 897; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Irrelevant. It doesn't change to fact most of smartphone users won't switch to Windows because of that.

23. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3192; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Like hell they won't. If 2 devices are similarly priced and one outperforms the other, it's a no-brainer. Add to the fact that Lumias simply have better cameras across all price ranges.

25. Guaire

Posts: 897; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Let me tell you how I know they won't, because they didn't. As long as Microsoft tries same thing over and over, regardless of how many times they tried, results will be the same.

29. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

In emerging markets they are doing ok. The hardest thing in the US isn't because of people not wanting the phone, literally of all the people I deal with, they barely know what android is. They have no clue that the iphone and android are actually different OS, they simply think its a different phone. I see all the time people lie at the POS about a windows device. I have chimed in a few times, the best recent one was the 640 being sold at walmart. The dude literally was trying to get them to buy a 300 dollar phone simply because it had games, nevermind the customer saying over and over they don't play games. I chimed in and told her, well hey great choice - recently 980million android phones were subject to a security flaw that was really bad, some are fixed some are still waiting, this phone doesn't have that problem. That alone sold them Another example, was the camera, the 79$ price of the 640 from att was a no brainer when I showed them yes speed, but the camera quality compared to similar priced phones. Again they didn't care about 1million apps, they named a few things, I showed them the apps and boom I sold 3 right there, and I didn't even work for the damn place but was tired of a POS person lying to them about things of the phone.

6. Guaire

Posts: 897; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

50 shades of same s**t.

15. killerpollo

Posts: 89; Member since: May 15, 2015

How can you tell this is a new Lumia?, on the front they all look the same under Microsoft...

19. dazed1

Posts: 812; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

They will never make a phone looking great like the 930, its an amazing looking phone with good size bezels.

20. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

You see, all these phones, like the Lumia 950, 550 etc are designed by Nokia, not Microsoft....

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