After being rumored for quite some time, Microsoft has finally unveiled the brand new Lumia 650 earlier today. As pointed by its name, the new smartphone is generally a mid-range model but still features something that doesn’t exist in previous Lumia devices with Windows 10 Mobile: aluminum frame.
Prior to Lumia 650, all other Windows 10 Mobile’s Lumia devices come with full polycarbonate body. That being said though, users are still limited to on two color options for Lumia 650 – black and white – just like its older siblings that were launched last year.
Meanwhile, the new Lumia 650 is also built with a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720) AMOLED ClearBlack display that is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The processing power for the smartphone is provided by a 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 quad-core processor that is paired together with 1GB of RAM alongside 16GB internal storage.
Photography-wise, the Lumia 650 features 1/4-inch 8-megapixels sensor, f/2.2 lens, and LED flash for its autofocus main camera together with a 5-megapixel wide-angle f/2.2 front camera. To complete the package, Lumia 650 is also equipped with LTE connectivity, NFC function, and 2,000 mAh removable battery that provides the device with up to 16 hours of 4G talk time and 26 days of standby time.
In the company’s announcement, it is quite clear that Microsoft is targeting Lumia 650 to business users. Without the support for Continuum though, we are not sure if the message can be considered accurate enough but nevertheless, the model has helped filling the gap between the entry-level Lumia 550 and flagship models such as Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL due to its USD 199 (about RM 822) price tag.
According to Microsoft, the new Lumia 650 will be made available in Europe starting later this week. We’ll let you know if it is heading this way sometime in the near future.