The new Lumia 650 may be all dressed in metal, since the Lumia series, a brand previously developed by Nokia and now under Microsoft’s ownership, has not truly been focused on top quality components. While all of the other premium phones are putting on armors of aluminum, the Windows phones have remained with the same plastic body.
Even its new leading devices, Nokia Lumia 950/950 XL, went against all expectations and still showed off a poly carbonate frame. So, it seems unusual that Lumia’s latest phone, the 650 model, will be covered in a full metal jacket and it will not be a premium gadget, but rather one of the company’s numerous entry-level phones.
The Lumia 650 is said to make its first appearance in the first semester of 2016. The apparently oxymoronic style of the 650 version will probably be its main advantage on the market. Microsoft is planning its phone to be sold massively by organizations to their subsidiaries as an affordable business device.
On one part, people need to get over the lack of top components and functions, but the advantage is that they will have a stylish phone for their workplace. Based on some images, which themselves were apparently created from Microsoft’s internal sketches, the new Lumia 650 may have metallic ends and an easy slim frame.
The rear, however, still appears to me made from plastic and could even be detachable, which is usually the situation for mobile phones on this level. Inside, the device will have a combination of lower and mid range technical specifications.
For instance, there is a 5” 720p screen, with 1GB of RAM complemented by 8GB of extended storage space. On its back, the phone sports an 8MP digital camera added by the single tone flash, while its frontal shooter has a 5MP sensor that is ideal for selfies.
The entire gadget will be operated by the Snapdragon 212, Qualcomm’s recent CPU that incorporates four low energy Cortex-A7 nuclei working at 1.3GHz. Compared with many rumored new gadgets, Microsoft’s Lumia 650 may actually skip the CES event that will be held in January.
Instead, it will be first presented at MWC after just one month. Accessibility details are still uncertain, even if there are rumors about various mobile carriers, like Verizon or AT&T, bringing the product to the United States. Nevertheless. Microsoft will announce in January the exact selling points for all its new devices.
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