A German Microsoft related news website known as WinFuture.de has reported yesterday that Microsoft will probably release a new Lumia phone very soon. They talked to members of the German Mobile Network operator O2 and have got some details on the release of the upcoming Microsoft Lumia 650. According to WinFuture or actually O2, the mobile operator will offer this entry-level flagship device for a deposit of 35€ and a monthly fee of 7.50€ for 2 years. Altogether this brings up a price of 219€ which means it will be slightly more expensive than its successor the Microsoft Lumia 640.
In some internal lists from O2 for new orders of upcoming smartphones for the end of January respectively February the Microsoft Lumia 650 has been spotted already. O2 will be offering the Microsoft Lumia 650 only in a black color at the beginning. Although there have been some leaked images of the phone in the last few months which is showing also a white variant of the phone. If O2 will just wait a bit in order to see how well the Lumia 650 is selling and will then bring a white variant of the phone as well or if the will stick with the black one is not clear yet.
About the specifications, the O2 employees couldn’t say anything so we have to rely on the rumors for now. If you have a look at the leaked images of the upcoming Windows Phone, you will notice that it will have a very high-end build quality and design. Like the Lumia 930 and 830 it will have an aluminium frame while the back of the phone will be such high quality plastic like we know it from other Lumia phones. If you have a look inside this rumored phone, you will notice, it’s not that high-end like the design might suggest. Here are the specs latest leaks and rumors are indicating so far:
So the specs of the phone are indicating a lower end device, tough these are just rumored specifications and not confirmed by any official source yet. Even if these are the right specifications of the phone it might be the right way for Microsoft with this device to get some market share. Huawei for example has huge sales in the last months and they are offering beautifully crafted devices like the Huawei P8 lite for a very low price. The price of 219€ would also fit the previously leaked price of an Czech mobile operator which seems to be offering the phone for about $222.
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