Recently a report published by Windows Central claimed Microsoft was going to announce the Lumia 650 on February 1. However, the website has come up with a new report now, claiming that the announcement has been delayed.
Apparently, Microsoft has found some issues with the software for the device and needs some time to fix those issues before launch. The delay could also possibly allow Microsoft to minimize the gap between announcement and availability of the handset. The latest report adds that Microsoft is using laser cutting for the metal edges on the smartphone, which should give it a premium appearance.
The decision to announce the Lumia 650 by mid-February through their official blog likely confirms Microsoft not having any interest in having a presence at the Mobile World Congress this year.
Finally, the latest report claims the Lumia 650 will be the only Lumia branded handset to launch this year, which means the recently leaked “Lumia Phone X” isn’t likely to be released. The Lumia brand itself may be phased out in the future, although this is far from confirmed currently.
Source: Windows Central