Microsoft launches metal-clad Lumia 650; price, specifications
Microsoft launches metal-clad Lumia 650; price, specificationsOfficial Microsoft Windows Blog/Devices

Ahead of the official debut in India, the Microsoft Lumia 650 has been listed on Amazon India by a local retailer. Though Microsoft had officially put up its affordable Windows 10-powered smartphone for sale in the U.S. and Canada last week, it had not mentioned the handset's international availability.

The product, however, got listed on the ecommerce site unofficially. The Lumia 650 Dual carried a price tag of Rs. 16,599 for the 16GB white variant and Rs. 16,700 for black colour on Amazon India, BGR reported. The shipping date was stated as April 30. At the time of filing this report, the handset was shown as unavailable on the website, with no mention of its price and shipping info.

Microsoft Lumia 650 is an enterprise-focused handset and also the only Lumia smartphone to be launched this year. The affordable smartphone, which is available for $199 in the U.S, offers some interesting features and strong USPs, such as Microsoft productivity and security suite and slim metal design.

The Lumia 650 sports a 5-inch HD AMOLED ClearBlack display with 297ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by a 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 quad-core processor, Adreno 304 GPU, 16GB expandable storage up to 200GB and 1GB RAM. There's a 2000mAh battery, which claims to offer up to 16 hours talk time on 4G network.

Microsoft Lumia 650 has an 8MP primary camera with LED flash ¼-inch sensor, 2X digital zoom, f/2.2 aperture, 28 mm lens and a 5MP front snapper with wide-angle lens and f/2.2 aperture. Additionally, it has dual SIM support, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and Wi-Fi 802.11n.

The Lumia 650 is currently the cheapest handset powered by the latest Windows 10. While it offers key features like Cortana, glance screen, Word Flow keyboard, Microsoft Outlook, Office apps, Integrated OneDrive for Business, OneDrive storage for documents and notes, Skype for Business and more, Microsoft has skipped the essential Continuum feature.