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

Microsoft appears to be planning to bring its recently launched Lumia 650 to the U.S. The company is expected to officially announce the release of the mid-range smartphone in the country in the next few days.

The Lumia 650 was first unveiled on Feb. 15 after months of speculation and released in select European markets on Feb. 18. However, there was no word on when the device would be available in the U.S., though reports suggested that Cricket Wireless might bring it to the country. 

Lumia US has now revealed, while responding to a query by Twitter user Myke Floyd (via MSPowerUser) on availability of the Lumia 650 in the US, that the company will make an official announcement on it in a few days' time. 

The Lumia 650 runs on Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 10 Mobile, and has an aluminium-based metal frame and comes with a price tag of $199 (around €178 / Rs 13,500). It sports a 5-inch HD AMOLED display with 1,280x720 pixels (297 ppi pixel density), measures 142.0x70.9x6.9 mm in dimension and weighs 122 g.

Under the hood, the Lumia 650 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor clocking at 1.3GHz, an Adreno 304 GPU, a 16GB internal memory, expandable up to 200GB via microSD card, a 1GB RAM, an 8MP camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture and 28 mm lens, a 5MP wide-angle front-snapper with f/2.2 aperture and a 2,000mAh battery.

Available in matte black and matte white colours, the device supports 4G-LTE, micro-USB v2.0, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/), NFC, 3.5 mm audio jack, A-GLONASS/A-GPS and FM radio.