Rumor: Microsoft Lumia 650 to be the last 5-inch Lumia model

Rumor: Microsoft Lumia 650 to be the last 5-inch Lumia model
According to a tweet sent out by tipster @sleaknow, the rumored Microsoft Lumia 650 (code named Saana) could be the last 5-incher to carry the Lumia name. The tweet adds that the phone features the same metal edge as the Microsoft Lumia 640. Since the latter does not sport a metal edge, we suggest taking the tweet with the proverbial grain of salt. Last month, the software giant unveiled two high-end phones in the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. It also introduced the Microsoft Lumia 550, a low-end device.

That leaves an opening for a mid-range handset, one that might be filled with the Lumia 650. So far, no specs have been linked to the device except for the 5-inch screen that the tweet tells us about. Assuming that the Lumia 650 is real, and is a sequel to the Lumia 640, it might be of some importance to refresh your memory about the latter model.

The Lumia 640 features a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280. The Snapdragon 400 SoC is under the hood, with a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable native storage inside. The camera combo from back to front weighs in at 8MP/.9MP. The Lumia 650 could bring in a more powerful chipset, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. Both cameras will most likely be upgraded. There is no word when we might see the Lumia 650 become official, if indeed it does exist. If it does, you can expect Windows 10 Mobile to be pre-installed.

Reading between the lines, the tweet could be telling us that the rumored Surface Phone will feature a 5-inch display. Previous speculation had the Surface Phone carrying a 5.5-inch AMOLED display.

The rumored Microsoft Lumia 650 could be the last 5-inch Lumia ever made

The rumored Microsoft Lumia 650 could be the last 5-inch Lumia ever made


Thanks for the tip!

source: @sleaknow

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15 Comments

1. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Next destination Surface phones :)

2. seh82

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

"May" be? Sounds like a mindless stab in the dark. Also, the 640 doesn't even have a metal edge. It's all polycarbonate. Pointless tweet, pointless article.

3. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Lumia 640 definitely doesn't have "metal edge". Who is this guy?

4. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

My thought also

13. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Will you marry me please?

5. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Price it 500$ so no one will buy app less phone

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Apps aren't the only thing about an OS. Continuum is great for those who need it. Heck, WindowsStore is that empty, stop exagerating it.

12. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Exaggerating? Plz go and have a look at windows store first and then plz come to comment something. I hardly found few apps among those which I use frequently on android. It is empty as compared to Google store and apple store.

7. Extraneus

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

Uh, what...?

15. Oxygen

Posts: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You're right. I had my hands on the Lumia 950 XL yesterday. It failed to impress me at all! I can hardly see anyone buying one, except the current hardcore MS fans.

8. cezarmed2

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Alan F. Lumia 640 doesn't have a metal frame. You should do a little research before posting an article. Also you should stop making reviews, you don't know enough.

9. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

640 doesn't have a metal edge! I have a 640, please stop wasting our time with articles without properly researching first!

10. middlehead

Posts: 433; Member since: May 12, 2014

If true, that had better mean they're dropping it back down to 4.5 or 4.7. Not every damn phone needs to be enormous.

11. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I foresee the death of the Lumia line of smartphones and the rebirth of Windows Mobile brand smartphones and the birth of Microsoft "Surface Metal case Business class smart phones using Intel x3 C3000 series CPU's because they can run some full Windows Desktop software on the "Surface smartphone" in Continuum mode. Only the Intel x3 C3000 series CPU's can do this and will turn Windows 10 Surface smart phones into TRUE Smartphone/Pocket PC hybrids. a new class of smartphones some People want because they use their smart phones in place of a PC at times. The Surface smart phones will use Intel CPU's to give it's users full Windows 10 Compatibility in the Continuum mode. The Windows Mobile smart phone will use ARMS CPU's and run MS Universal Apps.

14. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

No Microsoft please no.

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