Microsoft Lumia 650 Launch Postponed Till Mid-February; Unknown Software Issues To Be Blamed

Microsoft Lumia 650 Launch Postponed Till Mid-February; Unknown Software Issues To Be Blamed
A Lumia test phone. Photo Credit: HellMichael via Compfight cc
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The much-hyped Microsoft Lumia 650 was rumoured to go official on February 1. However, new rumours claim that the phone’s introduction has been delayed till mid-February.


Recently, a report emerged out of Germany which said that the Microsoft Lumia 650 will go on sale in the early half of next month. For now, only the black variant of the Windows 10-powered handset will be available for purchase. The device is pegged to be priced around $238, reports GSM Arena.

Contradicting the news, fresh reports have landed which mentions the reason behind the delay. Some unknown software issues are to be blamed for the cause that needed to be fixed before the phone is released in the market. However, it should be noted that the Lumia 650 was not supposed to be launched at any particular event.  Rather, Microsoft decided to make the phone official through a blog post.  Now that the announcement is delayed, the Lumia 650 is expected to be made available anytime soon after middle of February.

Phone Arena reports that the Lumia 650 can be pre-ordered via UK-based online retailer MobileFun. The retailer also revealed a list of specs for the device. The phone will have a 5-inch screen with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. Equipped with a quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor set at 1.1GHz, the device will have 1GB of RAM.

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Based on LTE connectivity, the phone is expected to feature an 8MP rear camera and a 5Mp front-facing camera. Meanwhile, it will carry an 8GB of internal space. However, German website WinFuture, contradicts the news claiming that the phone is expected to come with 16GB of internal storage space.

According to further reports, the Lumia 650 is going to be the only Lumia-branded smartphone this year. There is no confirmation from Microsoft as to what will happen to the Lumia brand from 2017. The company, however, plans to launch a Surface phone towards end of this year.

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