Microsoft Lumia 550 render appears; entry-level model comes with front-facing flash


A tweet sent out by Evan Blass (of @evleaks fame) reveals a render of the Microsoft Lumia 550. It is not certain whether or not this handset will be part of the October 6th Gala taking place in New York City. At that event, we expect to see the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL unveiled. Both of those models are high-end handsets. The Lumia 550 is an entry-level device.

We've shown you images of the Lumia 550 before, but the new render comes right out of the oven. The handset features a 4.7-inch AMOLED display, with resolution of 720 x 1280. That works out to a 312ppi pixel density. While unconfirmed, we do expect the Snapdragon 210 chipset to be under the hood, carrying a quad-core 1.1GHz CPU and the Adreno 304 GPU. 1GB of RAM is inside, along with 8GB of expandable internal storage.

A 5MP camera is found on back, and a 2MP front-facing shooter handles selfies and video chats. There is a flash for the selfie snapping camera. A 1905mAh juicer provides the power, and Windows 10 Mobile is pre-installed. The phone will sport on-screen keys, and does support 4G LTE connectivity. The unit will be offered in a Glossy White or Black polycarbonate.

Pricing for the Lumia 550 is unknown at the moment.

source: @evleaks via WindowsCentral

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Lumia 550
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, Quad-core, 1100 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Why 2 mp front facing camera? :(

10. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

how I miss the dislike button, what a dumb question Avis

2. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Next year we are going to have a 1.2" screen accompanied by a 3.5" bezel.

4. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

it's a low end phone. what were you expecting?

7. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Not expecting high end specs, but the better looking they can make it, the more it should sell. A very important trick to making budget phones desirable is to make them look less like budget phones -- within reason, of course.

5. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Should be smooth like butter at 1/4 the cost of an iphone 6s and 1/3 of s6.

6. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Jesus... have they ever heard of the word design?

8. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

so do we measure the diameter of the cam oreo to work out if it is a 550 or a 950, some styling differentiation would have been nice

9. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Honestly, to me it looks pretty decent.

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