Could a low-end 5-incher with a 720p screen, 1GB RAM, and 8GB internal storage space really be the end of the once glorious Lumia product family? Hard to say for sure right now, but the Microsoft Lumia 650 inches closer and closer to a formal announcement, followed shortly by a European commercial launch, according to new rumors.
In Germany, the unusually sleek-looking (for an entry-level device) Lumia 650 will reportedly go on sale in early February, priced as low as €220 unlocked. That’s around $240, mind you, which beats the US MSRP of the Lumia 550 by a full Benjamin.
Of course, stateside, the 650 may still cost $220 or even $200, but would that be cheap enough? After all, the upcoming phone is tipped to gain a marginal 0.3 inches in display diagonal, bump up the 550’s 5 and 2MP cameras to 8 and 5 megapixels respectively, and actually shrink battery capacity by 100 mAh while featuring the same 1GB RAM and 8GB expandable storage.
A minor build quality enhancement is also purportedly in the pipeline, with a metal frame added in the otherwise plasticky equation, yet at the end of the day, the question remains – is the Microsoft Lumia 650 worth $240? Well, you tell us.