Microsoft has announced availability details of the Lumia 550 smartphone. The budget 4G smartphone from Microsoft went on sale in select markets in Europe on Monday.
The company also confirmed the availability of the device in other markets in the coming weeks. The Lumia 550 is touted as company’s cheapest smartphone running the Windows 10 Mobile out-of-the-box.
The Lumia 550 features a 4.7-inch HD display with 720×1280 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 315ppi. It is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC, Adreno 304 GPU and 1GB of RAM.
The phone features a 5MP autofocus rear camera with HD video recording, LED flash, and an f/2.4 aperture, apart from a 2MP sensor placed upfront with an f/2.8 aperture and 480p video recording. The rear camera of Lumia 550 features auto/ manual exposure, geo-tagging, and touch focus. It also features a Micro-USB port instead of USB Type-C.
It comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage which is further expandable via microSD card up to 200GB.
The Lumia 550 features 4G LTE (LTE Cat. 4) connectivity and support download speeds of up to 150Mbps and uploads of up to 50Mbps.
Other features include Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot functionality, FM radio, and A-GPS.
It is juiced by a replaceable 2100mAh battery, which claims to deliver up to 28 days of standby time, 16 hours of talk time on 2G, 14 hours on 3G, and 17 hours on 4G.
It includes sensors such as ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and proximity sensors. The handset measures 136.1×67.8×9.9mm and is available in Black and White colour variants.
The new Windows 10 Mobile offers 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.