Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Microsoft Lumia 640 XLIBTimes India/Raymond Ronamai

Microsoft has reportedly delayed the release of its upcoming Lumia 650 at least by a couple of weeks owing to some technical issues.

Sources close to the matter told Daniel Rubino of Windows Central that Microsoft has pushed the release date of Lumia 650 to sometime in mid-February (no specific date) due to a software issue. 

The same site had earlier reported that Lumia 640 successor will be launched on 1 February via its official blog instead of hosting a press event. Some sections of the media also reported that the device will be announced at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2016 (MWC 2016), which will start on 22 February, but many believe that the company may opt for a low-key affair.

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

Microsoft has remained tight-lipped on Lumia 650, but leaks have exposed almost every detail. According to reports, the device will sport a 5-inch HD display and come with a metal frame. Under the hood, it is expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor, Windows 10 Mobile operating system, 8GB internal storage (expandable), 1GB RAM, 8MP main camera with LED flash, 5MP front snapper and a 2,000mAh battery.