Nokia’s smartphone legacy has creaked slowly towards the exit door today with the reveal of what is thought to be the last ever Lumia smartphone.
The Lumia 650 is Microsoft’s latest release under the brand it bought from Nokia when it acquired the Finnish company’s mobile business last year.
Microsoft is now expected to launch a line of ‘Surface Phone’ devices, to fit in with its Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book tablet and laptop products.
The Lumia 650 comes with a 5in OLED display, and is built with an aluminium body which does mean it looks a lot like many other flagship devices currently on the market. Weighing in at 122g and at 6.9mm across, this is a lightweight device that slips easily into any pocket and will pose no problem being carried around all day.
Inside, there’s a quad-core Snapdragon 212 processor clocked at 1.3Ghz, backed up by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which can be boosted up to 200GB thanks to OneDrive. There’s also an 8MP rear and 5MP front camera, Bluetooth 4.1, and NFC capability, all powered by a 2,000mAh battery that Microsoft says will give up to 16 hours talk time.
It is also available in a Dual-SIM model, meaning you can keep your personal and work data separate, with extra peace of mind provided by Windows 10 Mobile’s built-in security protection. You’ll also be able to run all your favourite Office 365 apps thanks to Microsoft’s Continuum feature, meaning you shouldn’t lose any progress when working on the go.
The Lumia 650, available in black or white, will go on sale in the UK for around £160 on February 18.
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