Nokia’s, and now Microsoft‘s, Lumia lines hasn’t unequivocally been large on reward materials. While a rest of a smartphone universe are donning armors of metal, a Windows Phone models have remained unabashedly plastic. Even a new flagships, a Lumia 950 and 950 XL, defied expectations and wishes and still flaunted a polycarbonate shell. It seems strange, then, that one of a newest Lumia’s to be clad in steel element won’t be a high-end smartphone yet rather an entry-level Lumia 650, approaching to entrance within a initial half of 2016.
That clearly oxymoronic pattern of a Lumia 650 is presumably due to a aim audience. Microsoft is envisioning a smartphone to be distributed en masse by companies to their minions as a low-cost business phone. So on a one hand, we need to skimp on some of a hardware features. But on a flip side, we also need to make it demeanour rather hastily for a office.
Based on renders, that themselves are presumably formed on leaked Microsoft inner slides, a Lumia 650 will have chrome sides and a handy, skinny profile. The back, however, still looks to be cosmetic and competence even be removable, that is mostly a box for smartphones on this tier.
Inside, a smartphone will be a brew of low and midst operation specs. There’s a 5-inch 720p display, for example, with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of expandable storage. On a back, there would be an 8 megapixel camera with LED peep while a front sports a 5 megapixel shooter. It will all be powered by a Snapdragon 212, a really new CPU that facilities 4 reduce energy Cortex-A7 cores using during 1.3 GHz.
Unlike many approaching new devices, a Lumia 650 is pronounced to indeed skip CES 2016 and instead entrance during MWC after in February. Availability is, of course, still unknown, yet there are whispers of Cricket Wireless carrying a device.
VIA: Windows Central