At Microsoft’s press event that took place earlier this month, two devices basked in the limelight. These are the high-end Microsoft Lumia 950 and its phablet version the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. However, there was a third device that was officially unveiled at the event, which is the Microsoft Lumia 550 – the Redmond firm’s first entry-level smartphone that runs Windows 10, and here’s the affordable handset’s first official video.
Microsoft Lumia 550 official video
Here’s the video:
To recap, the Microsoft Lumia 550 sports a 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (HD), which works out to a pixel density of 315 ppi. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC, which is a quad-core processor with each core clocked at 1.1 GHz, coupled with 1 GB of RAM. It offers 8 GB of internal storage, which is clearly not enough to store your apps, photos, and videos. For more storage options, it does come with a microSD card slot. It does support 4G LTE connectivity. In the photography department, the device sports a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for snapping selfies and video chat. To keep the lights on, it comes with a 2,100 mAh battery that does support quick charging. It measures 136.1 x 67.8 x 9.9 mm and weighs in at 141 g. It runs Windows 10 Mobile out of the box.
So when will you get to get your hands on the Microsoft Lumia 550? According to the software giant, the Windows 10 handset for the masses will be launched in various markets starting in December. It will set buyers back a paltry £90.
Although these specs are not worth writing about, the Lumia 500 series has always dominated in the entry-level market, due to its attractive price. This said, we’re expecting the Microsoft Lumia 550 to sell like hotcakes.
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