The future of Microsoft’s mobile division has been somewhat uncertain in recent times. And now, rumours has it that a new upcoming budget smartphone from Microsoft will be the last Lumia smartphone.
After writing off their Nokia acquisition, Microsoft claimed their next phone releases would come in a slimmer portfolio. So far so good, the company has released two flagship devices, the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL, as well as a budget offering in the Lumia 550.
New reports suggest that Microsoft is planning to release another budget phone to be named Lumia 650 – see image above. The device is expected to be launched on February 1st. Here are a brief specifications the phone is tipped to come with:
- Windows 10 Mobile
- Matte White or Matte Black body.
- 5-inch 720p display
- Snapdragon 210 or 212 processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of storage with micro SD expansion
- 5MP front-facing camera; 8MP rear with LED flash.
Aside the low end specs, rumours have it that this may be the very last Lumia phone Microsoft would release. What Microsoft supposedly have next in mind, post-Lumia, is the Surface phone, something that may become a reality towards the end of the year.