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Lumia 650 is now official

Priced at $199, the handset features a 5-inch, 720p resolution AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3 and is powered by the Snapdragon 212 SoC.

Lumia 650 has been in the rumor mill for quite a while now. Today, Microsoft has finally decided to take the wraps off its new budget-oriented smartphone. 

Priced at $199, the handset features a 5-inch, 720p resolution AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 SoC clocked at 1.3 GHz, coupled with just 1 GB of RAM might seem rather slow at first, but given Windows 10 Mobile’s limited appetite for computing power, it should be enough to provide decent performance.

Lumia 650 comes equipped with 16 GB of internal storage space, expandable by up to 200 GB via the built-in micro-SD card reader. The replaceable 2,000 mAh battery offers up to 16 hours of talk time or up to 26 days of standby time. Connectivity options include: LTE Cat. 4, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, as well as GPS/A-GPS. The handset also comes in a dual-SIM version.

Microsoft’s new smartphone features an 8 MP main camera with f/2.2 lens and LED flash. The front snapper also uses an f/2.2 aperture lens and allows taking 5 MP selfies.

Lumia 650 boasts an aluminum design with exchangeable back covers. It weighs 122 g at 7 mm of thickness and will be available in black or white color options in selected European countries starting February 18.

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Arkadiusz Piasek, 2016-02-15 (Update: 2016-02-15)