A couple of days back, Microsoft Lumia 650 was released in a few selected regions in Europe. While US fans are yet to receive the latest treat by Microsoft, Cricket Wireless will reportedly sell the handset across the region soon.
AT&T’s no-contract subsidiary, Cricket Wireless, will be the first to retail the phone in the United States. Users can verify the details on the official page of Microsoft Windows 10 mobile, where the phone shows a PDF link titled “Lumia 650 User Guide Cricket.” If you remember, Microsoft Lumia 640 was offered by Cricket Wireless in the initial stage, before the phone hit other online carriers, reports IBTimes.
The US price is not revealed yet, but the device is expected to commence selling in April. Microsoft, however, suggests that the device might be sold under $200, reports Windows Central. Still now, we know about one carrier that will be selling the Lumia 650 handsets in the U.S., but there’s no confirmation on which other carriers will be selling this mid-ranger.
Although meant for budget-conscious individuals, the phone intends to meet business capabilities. The most notable features include a 5-inch OLED display with 1280×720 resolution. A 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and 2,000mAH battery define the handset’s performance. Additionally, the phone’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz is another highlighting feature. While, the internal storage space is not that bad, the phone offers support for expandable storage option with microSD card up to 200GB.
Meanwhile, the phone has a severe pitfall since it misses the Continuum feature, which is inarguably the best feature and brings PC-like experience to your phone. This might be a huge disappointment, but the device also doesn’t support USB-C port. But the good news is, you get a modest combination of features for a budget phone like this, reports CNET.
Europe will be the first to get the first experience of Lumia 650 handset, and it will be sold around 200 Euros in white and black color options. See our report here, to learn more about the phone’s availability in Europe.