Microsoft Lumia 650 which is supposedly the successor of Lumia 640 was just a word on the blogs until today, when the Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela confirmed the upcoming Business Class smartphone’s existence.
This sizable slipup happened during the Windows Weekly Pod cast with Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott earlier today when Chris was invited as the guest gabber. No further specifics were revealed, but when asked about a release date of the Lumia 650, Chris responded that a release date hasn’t been announced yet. Though he never divulge facts about the Lumia 650 and is kind of scatter-brained, we sneaky leakers (bloggers I meant) could take this as a confirmation.
Real or not here is the speculated Specs of the Lumia 650:
- Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 or Qualcomm MSM8909v2 Snapdragon 212
- 5-inch 720p display
- 2000 mAh battery
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB of storage with micro SD expansion
- 5MP front-facing camera; 8MP rear with LED flash
- Includes Glance Screen support
- No dedicated camera button
- microSD card slot
- Metal body
Furthermore, according to WMPU, Cricket Wireless in the United States are currently testing this device for a while now. We honestly don’t know whether they are actually testing this device or if it is something else. So fingers crossed, if it is the Lumia 650 this might hit the market next year (of course). 😉 Also, for people who are wondering why Microsoft is stocking crappy processor with successors in their Mid-Range devices and why couldn’t it be the Snapdragon 4** Series? Well, remember, firstly MS is on fleek and their plan is to offer quality service at an amazing price point. I wish they were in a spree, launching mobile babies like Samsung! Now why not Snapdragon 4** series? The answer to that is, again the price point and the SD212 has little better upgrades like the HD Voice, supports Full HD playback, BT4.1 and this processor is clocked marginally higher. For more information, you could visit the Qualcomm’s page
1GB RAM? 8GB Storage? Really? Microsoft for the love of people (okay, at least for the sake of few bloggers and users) should put a camera button and increase the RAM! If possible could add few more changes adding a couple of dollars extra to the manufacturing price making the device unique! This way, people will actually have a reason to switch! Wish Nokia made this! Let us know your thoughts too on the comments section below!
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