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Microsoft Lumia 650 has been cleared by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), giving a clear hint that its launch is imminent.

It was reported that the device will be launched on 1 February, but it didn't materialise. Then sources close to the matter told Daniel Rubino of Windows Central that release date of Lumia 650 had been postponed to mid-February due to some software issue. So, the device could be announced in the next few days. 

There are also reports that the device will be unveiled on 15 February, but it is not confirmed yet.

The Lumia 650 is expected to come in two models, one a single SIM with model number RM-1152 and the other a dual-SIM with model number with RM-1154. The former variant had passed FCC certification in last month, and now, a report by WMPowerUser has said that the latter too has passed the certification hurdle. It went on to claim that the device will come with a price tag of €220 in Europe and $200 in the US.

It is also reported that the device will be last Lumia phone to be released this year as the company is planning to drop Nokia brand name this year and start making more devices under Surface name.

It is expected to sport a 5-inch HD display, have a metal frame body, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor and run on Windows 10 Mobile operating system. It is also expected to come with an 8GB internal storage (expandable), a 1GB RAM, an 8MP main camera with LED flash, a 5MP front snapper and a 2,000mAh battery.