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Microsoft unveils affordable Lumia 550 smartphone

Microsoft unveils affordable Lumia 550 smartphone with Windows 10
Microsoft unveils affordable Lumia 550 smartphone with Windows 10
The entry-level 5-inch Lumia will retail for just $140 USD and run Windows 10.

As exciting as the high-end Lumia 950, 950 XL, and Surface Book may be, Microsoft isn't abandoning those on the bottom-end of the spectrum. The new Lumia 550 is an entry-level smartphone and will probably be the cheapest to ship with Windows 10 at a price of just $140 USD.

As expected, its design is nothing special and it lacks many of the features found on its costlier siblings. Our initial worry is that the Snapdragon 210 SoC may be a bit too slow for a smooth OS experience. Nonetheless, its 5-inch 720p display is certainly large enough for most mainstream users.

The Lumia 550 launches this month in the United States.

Technical specifications:

  • Display: 5-inch 1280 x 720 with Gorilla Glass 3
  • Processor: 1.1 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 210 SoC
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 8 GB eMMC with MicroSD reader
  • Cameras: 5 MP / 2 MP Webcam
  • Battery: 1950 mAh with Quick Charging

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Andreas Müller/ Allen Ngo, 2015-10- 7 (Update: 2015-10- 7)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.