Microsoft launches Lumia 650 with Windows 10 for £150

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Microsoft has announced that the Lumia 650, its latest Windows 10 Mobile, will be available for purchase in select European markets from February 18 for £150, with matte black and matte white color variants on offer.

Lumia 650 comes with Windows 10 OS along with Skype-integration, enterprise security, an all-metal frame and a 5-inch OLED display.

Measuring just 6.9mm in width, Lumia 650 is the thinnest Windows 10 device till date, bettering the likes of Lumia 950 and 950 XL and the cheaper Lumia 550.

In terms of specs, there is no variance between the single-SIM and dual-SIM versions. Lumia 650 comes with a 5-inch OLED display, 8MP and 5MP cameras, a quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 212 processor, 16GB of internal storage and a 2,000 mAh battery.


There’s also a microSD slot which can accommodate up to 200GB of additional storage.

Just like any other Windows 10 phones, Lumia 650 comes pre-loaded with Windows Creative Studio, Excel, OneDrive, OneNote, Photos Add-Ins, Skype, Word and PowerPoint apps.

Lumia 650 will be available for purchase starting February 18 for £150 – £160.

Lumia 650 Specs

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Operating SystemWindows 10 Mobile
HD (1280×720) AMOLED, ClearBlack
Rear Camera8MP
f/2.2 aperture
720p Video Recording
Front Camera5MP
Still image capture
Video call
Video recording
ProcessorsQualcomm Snapdragon 212
Memory & StorageRAM: 1GB
Internal storage: 16GB (expandable up to 200GB)
NetworkGSM Bands: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
LTE Bands: Band 1, Band 3, Band 7, Band 8, Band 20
Wi-Fi: IEE 802.11 b/g/n
Ambient light sensor
Proximity sensor
Wi-Fi network positioning
Dimensions6.9 x 142 x 70.9 mm
Battery2000 mAh
Bluetooth 4.1

Here’s how the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 550 compares with the Lumia 650 phones:
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SpecificationLumia 950Lumia 950 XLLumia 550Lumia 650
Display5.2″ Quad HD5.7″ Quad HD4.7″ LCD5″ HD OLED
Resolution537 ppi518 ppi315 ppi297 ppi
Dimensions 145 x 73.2 x 8.25mm151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1mm136 x 67.8 x 9.9mm142 x 70.9 x 6.9mm
Weight 150g165g142g122g
ProcessorSnapdragon 808 (64-bit)Snapdragon 810 (64-bit)Snapdragon 210Snapdragon 212
Internal storage32GB32GB8GB16GB
Battery3,000 mAh3,340 mAh2,100 mAh2,000 mAh
Operating systemWindows 10 mobileWindows 10 mobileWindows 10 mobileWindows 10 mobile
Main Camera20MP PureView20MP PureView5MP8MP
Front Camera5MP5MP2MP5MP
Video recording4k videos4k videosFHD videosFHD videos


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