A picture of Lumia 650, rumoured to be Microsoft's last Lumia phone, has been leaked online revealing key design elements of the device.
Popular twitter spy Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) has posted a press-shot of the Microsoft Lumia 650, which shows the device's screen featuring Cortana app and other applications stacked up On the top, we also see Microsoft's brand engraved at the centre with front-camera placed on the top right corner. The phone features curved corners with shiny gloss on the edges and we believe the glossy appearance is due to the use of metal around the edges.
Some may call this a little far fetched, but lately mobile brands such as Lenovo, LeEco (aka LeTV) and others have begun using metal frames around the edges in their budget phones.
There is no proof to validate that Lumia 650 shown in the image is genuine, but Blass has a reputable past when it comes to revealing details of devices before their release. For instance, Blass released Galaxy S7 teaser with launch date details on Twitter a few hours before Samsung officially released it on Monday (1 February).
Coming back to topic on hand, Microsoft Lumia 650 is said to feature 5.0-inch HD display and come packed with Snapdragon 210 quad-core CPU, Microsoft's proprietary Edge browser, Word Flow keyboard, new action centre and Live Tiles as part of the Windows 10 mobile OS bundle.
It is also expected to house an 8MP primary camera, a 5MP snapper on the front and a 2000mAh battery.
Just a few days ago, a UK based e-commerce firm Mobile Fun listed the Lumia 650 for £199 (around $286/€262/Rs 19,520).
Read more: UK retailer lists Microsoft Lumia 650
As of now there is no word on when Microsoft will unveil the Lumia 650, but it is likely to be launched soon, probably by the end of this month, as the internationally acclaimed consumer electronics trade show MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016 is scheduled to kick-off on 22 February.
Stay tuned for more updates.
Expected features of Microsoft Lumia 650:
|Model||Microsoft Lumia 650|
|Display||5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) display
|OS||Windows 10 Mobile|
|Processor||1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 quad-core CPU|
|Storage capacity||8GB on board storage with microSD card expansion (support up to 128GB) along with 30GB free OneDrive storage|
|Battery||2000 mAh with Quick Charge 2.0 technology|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1 with A2DP, GPS, micro-USB port, Microsoft Edge browser, Word Flow keyboard, new action center and Live Tiles as a part of Windows 10 bundle.|
|Price||£199 (around $286/€262/Rs 19,520)|