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

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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15 Comments

1. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

At least 410 please! SD210 is too much low!

7. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Agreed. But love the design though.

2. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

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

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

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

16. sebstin

Posts: 170; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

In 2016, there is no point in using

3. rsiders

Posts: 1886; Member since: Nov 17, 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.

8. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

It's made out of mental, dude.

10. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

12. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

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

4. bobby2803

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

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

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

9. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

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

13. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

11. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

And it harms Nokia's brand name.

14. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 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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