Microsoft has announced that its latest smartphone running Windows 10, the Lumia 650 is now available for preorder in Canada and the United States. Having debuted early this year, the device is a mid-range budget smartphone that will cost about USD 200. Preorder it now, and shipping will begin by April 1st.
Apart from the stellar metal design and Windows 10, the Lumia 650 has been largely criticised for the lack of Continuum, Microsoft’s new feature that lets you turn your phone into a light desktop. We’ll you can’t quite complain considering the modest hardware of the phone.
The Lumia 650 has a 5 inch OLED display with 1280 x 720 resolution, 16GB of internal storage, 1 GB of RAM, and 8MP primary camera, 200 GB of expansion by MicroSD, and most importantly, Windows 10. Microsoft has also decided on making the 2000mAh battery user replaceable. The device also houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 quad core, 1.3Ghz processor, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, a proximity sensor, an ambient light sensor, and an accelerometer.
The sleek body of the Lumia 650 has the chamfered edges that were used in the iPhone 5s, but all in all looks very appealing. Other than the 2000mAh battery, and the lack of Continuum, we think that the USD 200, Lumia 650 is worthy of become your new smartphone.
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