Microsoft Lumia 650 could be announced in early 2016, new renders show up

Microsoft Lumia 650 could be announced in early 2016, new renders show up
Microsoft is getting ready to unveil a new smartphone, the Lumia 650, which will probably become the company's fourth handset to run Windows 10 out of the box. According to Windows Central, the Lumia 650 could be announced in January or February, so we might see it at CES 2016 (January 6 - January 9), or at MWC 2016 (February 22 - February 25).

Reportedly, Microsoft plans to market the Lumia 650 as an affordable business smartphone for companies to give to their employees. Of course, this doesn't mean that regular customers will be stopped from buying the handset if they wish so.

Windows Central and @PhoneDesigner created new renders that show what the Lumia 650 should look like. These renders are based on "internal Microsoft slides", being "highly reflective of the final product," and resembling the previously leaked Lumia 650 images.

As its name suggests, the Lumia 650 will succeed the Lumia 640. It looks like the 650 is built around a metal frame - this would be a first for a non-high-end Lumia. The features of the upcoming handset seemingly include a 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, NFC, 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, 5 MP front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable internal memory.

The Lumia 650 should be available in two color variants: black and white. At the moment, the phone's price isn't known, but we assume Microsoft won't ask too much for it. Interested?

source: Windows Central

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