Although the Windows 10-powered Lumia 650 has
been the subject of some rumors lately, there
hasn't been any official word or hint about the device by Microsoft. However,
that was until now as the company's CMO Chris Capossela has effectively
confirmed the handset's existence.
At a recent
Windows Weekly podcast, while replying to a question from ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley
on the Lumia 650's release, the executive said, “they had not announced a
release date yet,” suggesting that the device indeed exists.
from what has been rumored until now, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 212
chipset, and sports a 5-inch 720p touchscreen. It has 1GB RAM, and 8GB
expandable internal memory. In terms of cameras, the handset features an 8 MP
rear unit with LED flash, and a 5 MP selfie shooter.
The Lumia 650
is expected to be made official in January or February next year, with reports
saying that Cricket will carry it in the US starting in April.