Microsoft Launches Lumia 650 With 5-Inch Display

Microsoft has on Monday unveiled its latest Windows 10 device, the Lumia 650.

The Lumia 650 comes in matte black and matte white, and much like other Windows 10 devices it packs Microsoft suite of productivity apps including Office apps, for creating and editing documents; OneDrive, for cloud storage, and Cortana, Microsoft’s personal assistant.

The 5” OLED display Smartphone also features a 5MP wide-angle, front-facing camera and Microsoft’s flagship imaging algorithms and an 8MP rear-facing camera includes options for rich capture and living images.

‘’As we’ve sharpened our mobile strategy with a new focus in phones, the Lumia 650 is another step towards bringing Windows 10 to more than a billion devices. Our phones will continue to play a key role in this effort. We’re improving our platform with regular updates and are committed to continuing to deliver the most productive and secure Windows-based smartphones to Windows fans and business customers’’. Microsoft said in a blog post.


Microsoft stresses that the Lumia 650 fits perfectly into the enterprise with built-in support for Microsoft business applications, new third party Universal Windows Applications, and one click setup of common everyday tools like Office 365. It also allows IT to test the latest Windows 10 Mobile updates against critical line of business systems and apps, before you distribute to end users via MDM.

The Lumia 650 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212, the handset is clocked at 1.3GHz clubbed with 1GB of RAM. It also comes with 16GB of built-in storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card of up to 200GB. It is also backed by a 2000mAh battery and supports Nano-SIM.

Microsoft adds that Lumia 650 is another step towards bringing Windows 10 to more than a billion devices and will retail at a suggested retail price around $199 USD (Kshs.20,000) before local taxes and subsidies

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