The profilic leaker Evan Blass @evleaks has once again taken to Twitter to give us another look of the upcoming Lumia 650, this time a front press shot, while reiterating the rumor of the phone being the last in the Lumia brand of handset.
Microsoft Lumia 650 — the last Lumia, it's been said — press shot. pic.twitter.com/n4HdOAYOMK
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 3, 2016
In the provided photo, the Lumia 650 unsurprisingly looks almost identical to Microsoft’s other low-end offering in the mobile phone market, specifically the Lumia 550. Of course, the front view belies the somewhat unique design touch of the new phone, namely a thinner profile and a side metal band, the first in a sub-8xx Lumia.
Unfortunately, the differentiation stops there, as the internals seem decidedly low-end: Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 or 212, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage with microSD card slot, a meagre 2000mAh battery. The 5-inch 720p display with Glance Screen, LTE, and a decent-on-paper 8 megapixel camera should provide a few consolations, the later however somewhat marred by the lack of a dedicated camera button.
The phone has already appeared on MobileFun UK for pre-ordering among others, and is expected to retail for around £199 (price adjusted in other markets accordingly).Further reading: Lumia, Microsoft, Windows 10 Mobile