The Lumia 650 is an entry-level affair as far as the hardware is concerned.
Microsoft’s next budget Windows 10 smartphone, the Lumia 650, has been detailed by Evleaks, with the popular leakster offering confirmation on the handset’s specs and a live image of a Lumia 650 prototype. The Lumia 650 – which is appearing in the flesh for a second time – is apparently good in terms of design, with the in-hand feel said to be even better than the Lumia 950’s, but the specifications aren’t that much better over the lower-end Lumia 550.
The specs include a 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor, 1GB of RAM, and an 8-megapixel rear camera. The battery is a 2,000 mAh unit, which is smaller than the Lumia 550’s, though the phone is said to include wireless charging (a surprising feature for a budget smartphone.) There’s no LTE connectivity, which is another downgrade from the Lumia 550 and might make the 650 a hard sell.
It’s possible these aren’t the final specs and could change by the time the Lumia 650 launches, especially the leaked image shows a prototype and not the final device. The launch is expected sometime before the end of this quarter, and Evleaks suggests this could be the last phone in the Lumia series before the Surface team takes over Microsoft’s smartphone division.
Source: Venture Beat