Microsoft Lumia 550 to be first budget Lumia device to sport a front flash

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With the days inching closers to the 6th October launch event of Microsoft scheduled at San Fransico more info regarding the exact devices to be launched are getting unearthed. While it is confirmed that the Lumia 950XL and the 950 will be launched by the Redmond giant at the event, there's rumors regarding subsequent launch of budget Lumia 550 at the event. In fact the device is also supposed to enter India pretty soon.

Microsoft Lumia 550 to be first budget Lumia device to sport a front f

The Lumia 550 was first spotted in a Swiss website with alleged specs and price of the handset. The alleged device was also spotted in an importer, Zauba listing earlier this year when a no of handsets were imported into India for testing purposes.

Nevertheless the recent render of the Lumia 550 makes matters more clear. The best part of the info is that the renders show the device touting an r front flash - this is quite rare in Windows Phones, if not the first one. Other than that the Lumia 550 is tipped to come with budget specs under the hood including a Snapdragon 210 SoC and 1GB RAM. On the front will be a 4.7 inch AMOLED HD display. In terms of storage there is 8GB inbuilt along with option for memory expansions.

The cameras on the device are mediocre, but going by the budget specs, it fits into the frame quite well. While the rear of the Lumia 550 is a 5MP AF rear shooter capable of shooting HD (720p) videos, the front comes with a 2MP Selfie Snapper with an LED flash. On the inside of the Windows 10 Mobile handset is a 1905mAh battery. Further this will be the first 500 series Lumia smartphone to come with 4G LTE connectivity.

The Lumia 550 will be available for in two color variants - matte black and glossy white. The Zauba import listings had revealed a price of around Rs 8,500 for each units, hence Microsoft can be expected to launch the device at Rs 9,999 in the country after levying logistics and tax charges.


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