Microsoft on Tuesday has announced a entry level smartphone named as Lumia 550 at an event apart from launching its new flagships -Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, the Microsoft Band 2, the Surface Pro 4, and the Surface Book. This is the company’s first smartphone to be loaded with Windows 10 Operating System out-of-the-box.
Microsoft Lumia 550 is visible much similar to its Lumia family smartphones, sports a 4.7-inch HD display with a 720×1280 pixels resolution with a pixel density of 315 ppi. The device is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage which can be expandable upto 200GB via a microSD card.
The handset is equipped with 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera with HD video recording, LED flash, and an f/2.4 aperture besides 2-megapixel front camera with an f/2.8 aperture and 480p video recording. The rear camera also integrated with a auto/manual exposure, geotagging, and touch focus. The device is measured 136.1 x 67.8 x 9.9mm and it weighs 141.9g almost the same as the new iPhone 6s.
Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot functionality, FM radio, and A-GPS. It is packed with 2100mAh battery which the company claims that it will offer 28 days of standby time, 16 hours of talk time in 2G, 14 hours in 3G, and 17 hours in 4G.
The device is available in white and black color variants for its staple detachable polycarbonate rear panel. The smartphone cost $139 (Approx. Rs 9,070) and will hit the markets in December.