Featuring the smartphones in all the segments, Microsoft has announced its Lumia 550 Windows 10 Mobile based budget handset in the European market on Monday. The Redmond giant has priced the device at $139(~Rs. 9,100), which makes it the cheapest smartphone by Microsoft running on Windows 10 Mobile, out-of-the-box.
The Lumia handset comes pre-loaded with the new Microsoft Edge browser, revamped Outlook mail, OneDrive, Microsoft Office, Cortana digital voice assistant, and Glance Screen, which lets users see notifications without fully unlocking the smartphone.
Apart from the Windows 10 operating system and pre-installed apps, the Lumia 550 also boasts a decent hardware at its price point. The mobile phone sports a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC, which is bundled with Adreno 304 GPU and 1GB of RAM. It offers 8GB of built-in storage that could be further expanded up to 200Gb via a microSD card.
The handset is fronted with a 4.7-inch HD 720p display that delivers a 315ppi of pixel density and a 2-megapixel selfie shooter, which is placed up front with a f/2.8 aperture and 480p video recording. While, the back panel of the device flaunts a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera with HD video recording, LED flash, and a 2100 mAh of battery under the hood. Microsoft claims that the battery provided with the Windows phone is capable of delivering up to 28 days of standby time, 16 hours of talk time on 2G, 14 hours on 3G, and 17 hours on 4G.
The Microsoft Lumia 550 supports 4G LTE (LTE Cat. 4) connectivity that allows the users to attain maximum download speeds of up to 150Mbps and uploads of up to 50Mbps. It also offers several other standard connectivity options, which include Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot functionality, FM radio, and A-GPS. It sports ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and proximity sensors
Tech Specs of Microsoft Lumia 550
|Display||4.7-inch HD 720p display|
|Camera||5MP rear and 2MP front-facing camera|
|Processor||1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC|
|OS||Windows 10 Mobile|