Microsoft Lumia 650 can now be pre-ordered in Europe for £160/€230

Microsoft Lumia 650 and Lumia 650 Dual SIM smartphones were announced yesterday. Now, you can pre-order the Lumia 650 across Europe and it starts shipping from February 18 (Feb 19 in Italy). Lets check out the pricing of the device across the continent.

In UK, it costs £160 whereas in Italy it can be pre-ordered for €240. In case you’re in Germany and France, it costs €230. Lets have a recap of the specifications of the smartphone.


Microsoft Lumia 650 Specifications

The Microsoft Lumia 650 features a 5-inch (1280 x 720) HD AMOLED, ClearBlack display that is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor. It comes with 1 GB of RAM and has 16 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 200 GB via microSD card. It runs on Windows 10 OS out of the box.

The Lumia 650 rocks a 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture and auto-focus. On the front, it has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture for selfies and video calling. Both the cameras shoot 720p videos. The body is made up of a metal frame which is just 6.9 mm thick and weighs 122 grams. It supports Dual SIM (only in Lumia 650 Dual SIM), comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack and FM radio.

On the connectivity front, the Lumia 650 comes with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE and GPS/aGPS. It packs in a 2,000 mAh removable battery under the hood.

The Microsoft Lumia 650 is available in matte white and matte black color variants and will go on sale in select European markets starting from February 18. It is expected to carry a retail price of around US $199 (INR Rs 13,552 approximately) before subsidies and local taxes. There is no information about global release yet but we think it will make its way to India soon.

In December 2015, Microsoft India launched the Lumia 550 Dual SIM for Rs 9,399. The company has also launched the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in India, price starts at Rs 89,990 and Rs 73,990, respectively.

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