There have been many rumors and reports about the Lumia 650 and if recent developments are any indication then Microsoft might be close to announcing this new Windows-powered handset. According to a new report, the Lumia 650 might actually be the last Lumia handset that Microsoft release in 2016. It doesn’t mean that the company is going to stop making smartphones powered by Windows, it’s just going to move away from the Lumia brand that Nokia made popular prior to selling its hardware division to Microsoft.
Windows Central reports that Microsoft is going to formally launch the Lumia 650 on February 1st and since it’s not a flagship device, the announcement is going to be made through a post on its official blog which will reveal official specs, pricing and availability.
Previous reports have suggested that the Lumia 650 will feature a 5 inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 210 or 212 processor with 1GB RAM, 8GB storage with microSD card support, 8 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera.
While there have been reports that Microsoft could launch Lumia 750 or Lumia 850 at Mobile World Congress 2016 next month the report suggests that both of these phones were actually cancelled back in July 2015 so they won’t be unveiled at MWC 2016.
If this is the truth then the Lumia 650 might really be the last Lumia device from Microsoft in 2016 as the company’s next flagship smartphone is expected to become a part of its Surface lineup, which already includes tablets and the company’s first ever laptop.