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Microsoft announces Lumia 650 w/ 5″ OLED, aluminum frame

The newest member of the current line of Windows 10 smartphone from its parent company, Microsoft, has been official announced and it’s the Lumia 650.


The Microsoft Lumia 650 sports a 5″ OLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at 297ppi. On top of the display is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and the proprietary ClearBlack technology. The physical appearance is quite utilitarian by today’s standards but thankfully, Microsoft opted for an aluminum frame over a full polycarbonate body, unlike its flagship device.

Powering the Lumia 650 is a rather inferior Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 quad-core processor running at 1.3GHz. RAM is also limiting at 1GB but with 16GB of expandable storage maxing at 200GB via a microSD. The battery is rated at 2000mAh and uses a replaceable cell for a quick swap.

Microsoft Lumia 650 specifications:
5-inch OLED display @ 1280 x 720 pixels, 297ppi
1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 quad-core processor
Adreno 304 GPU
16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 200GB
8-megapixel rear autofocus camera w/ LED flash
5-megapixel wide-angle front camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
Windows 10 Mobile
142 x 70.9 x 6.9 mm
122 g

The Microsoft Lumia 650 comes in matte black and matte white color options, and will be available starting February 18 in select European markets for $199 or roughly Php9,500. Local availability and pricing should be announced soon.


This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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2 Responses

  1. Easy E says:

    Mga ganitong spec dapat 5k. IMOO.

    • Doors says:

      Apparently the aluminum frame is worth 5K.

      Microsoft should go against the grain. Keep making plastic phones and keep the price near the range of the Xiaomis, the Lenovos etc and they’ll slowly gain a hardcore following.

      Behind na nga sila sa appstore/OS marketshare magpepresyo pa napakamahal.

      If this new Lumia is priced at around 6K it will generate significant interest from those looking for a fresh beginning with Windows OS. But at 200$? PASS.

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