Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Mobile

Microsoft Lumia 650 spotted in renders, Ad Network

The Microsoft Lumia 650 smartphone has popped up on AdDuplex, a Windows cross-promotion ad network that also tracks mobile distribution.

The unannounced Microsoft Lumia 650 smartphone in the past has been leaked in few render images on the Web but AdDuplex’s listing has confirmed its existence.

The Microsoft Lumia 650 will probably become the company’s fourth handset to run Windows 10 out of the box and will sport a slim design alongside a metal frame, according to render images shared by Windows Central.

Although the images have not been confirmed by Microsoft, Windows Central say they show handset designs that are close to the final product.

Codenamed Saana, reports say that the Lumia 650 will be launched sometime in January or February next year. It’s also believed that the smartphone will be ready to be deployed for business afterwards.

As for specifications, the Windows 10 Mobile-based Lumia 650 is said to feature a 5-inch HD display.

The device is said to be powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 SoC, and 1GB RAM. An Adreno 304 GPU will also be on board to ensure smooth running of video games.

The Microsoft Lumia 650 is said to feature an 8GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded with a microSD card. It is also tipped to have a 5 megapixel front-facing camera and an 8 megapixel rear camera.

Other features tipped include Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, dual-SIM configurations, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, HD Voice, and Wi-Fi calling.

The smartphone will also sell in in Matte White and Matte Black colour variants, reports say.

Also, Windows 10 Mobile market share was seen to have grown in the Windows Phone market,  AdDuplex’s monthly data report said.

The report mentioned the Lumia 650 (RM-115(x)) and also showed that an RM-1160/1162 device with 5.4-inch HD display to arrive later.

It also listed several other unreleased smartphones accessing its network.

It said LG will launch its V496 or the G Pad 8.3 running Windows 10 in future and that HP is gearing up to launch a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone dubbed ‘Falcon’ with a 5.4-inch HD display.