While its higher end siblings – Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 950 – might have grabbed all the limelight during Microsoft’ massive Windows 10 outing at New York recently, there was actually another Lumia revealed at the event in the form of Lumia 550. The new device now has since went through certification process and has been listed on SIRIM’s database last month.
Registered as RM-1127 under Microsoft Malaysia, the model number matches Microsoft Mobile’s Declaration of Conformity list. At the same time, the device was also registered to Avaxx, Zitron, and ECS Astar which are known distributors for Microsoft’s product.
In general, the Lumia 550 is Windows 10 phone designed for entry-level market. Built with polycarbonate casing, the smartphone is equipped with a 4.7-inch 1280×720 LCD display and is running on a 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor. It also comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage together with the support for microSD card with storages of up to 200GB.
The Lumia 550 also comes with a 5-megapixels sensor, f/2.4 lens, and LED flash on its rear autofocus camera as well as a 2-megapixels front camera. To complete the package, the device is equipped with removable 2,100 mAh battery that able to provides users with up to 28 days of standby time, 17 hours of 4G talk time, and 7.1 hours of video playback time.
Unfortunately, the Lumia 550 does not support the impressive Continuum feature. At the very least though, the Lumia 550 is still LTE-enabled and supports VoLTE which is now under testing in Malaysia although it somehow does not support Wi-Fi Calling which might also be introduced in our country real soon. From the SIRIM’s listing, it seems that the Malaysian market will be receiving the single SIM variant of the phone.
As expected, availability and pricing information for Lumia 550 in Malaysian market is not yet known at the moment but Microsoft has previously announced that the smartphone will make its way to Europe first in December and will be priced at USD 139 (around RM 598). So, we expect that it will not be far off for our market as well.
Speaking about Lumia 950, it appears that the device has also appeared on SIRIM’s database too as RM-1118 which matches the listing at Microsoft Mobile’s SAR database. As expected, it has been registered under the same parties that we have mentioned above. From the database, it appears that the dual SIM version of Lumia 950 will made its way into Malaysian market.
Just like the Lumia 550, we have yet to receive any information regarding Lumia 950’s release in Malaysia. It might not be far away though since the device will be released in select market starting this month but given its price tag of USD 549 (about RM 2,364) in US, we predict that its Malaysian price tag might be quite hefty.
(Source: Thanks for the tips, KevinNgTK and Syazx83)