Microsoft Lumia 650

After announcing the 2015 Lumia flagship duo along with the Lumia 550, it appears Microsoft is working on two new handsets rumored to be the Lumia 850 and the Lumia 650. In the latest round of leaks, a few images of the Lumia 850 have now surfaced on the web showcasing the handset’s protective cases.

These images were initially shared by Gizmochina, which shows the handset with a rear camera housed at top center with an LED flash placed right on top of it. While the power button and the volume rocker keys can be seen housed on the right edge.

As far as specifications are concerned, previous rumors suggest the 850 will sport a metal body with a 5-inch HD display, 10 MP primary camera with LED flash along with a 2650 mAh battery. Powering the smartphone would be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 SoC bundled with 1GB of RAM, while it’ll come with 16GB of expandable storage.

Lumia 850 with Cyan Cover Case

Meanwhile, the company is also reportedly testing another handset called the Lumia 650. The latest leaked image of the handset comes from Baidu, which clearly shows a metallic frame running through the edges unlike the recently launched Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.

Recently, Microsoft’s CMO Chris Capossela said that “They had not announced a release date yet,” in response to a question posted by ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley during the Windows Weekly podcast.

In terms of specs, the Windows 10-based handset is rumored to feature a 5-inch HD display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 SoC bundled with 1GB RAM and Adreno 304 GPU. It’ll offer 8GB inbuilt storage with microSD card expansion while optics expected include a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and an 8-megapixel rear camera.

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Other features include Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, dual-SIM configurations, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, HD Voice, and Wi-Fi calling. The Lumia 650 is also expected to arrive in Matte White and Matte Black color variants.

It is believed that the Lumia 650 codenamed Saana will be launched sometime in January or February next year and will come fully equipped for business use.


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