Microsoft Lumia 650 Leaks

The new handset is expected to look at lot like the Microsoft Lumia 550

The Lumia 650 has to be one of the worst-kept secrets ever. A leaked press image surfaced today, showing the front design of the phone, which is expected to sport a 5-inch display. From what we can see, it looks very similar to the 550 – no big design change here.

This isn't the first leak; in fact, we've been hearing about the Microsoft Lumia 650 since the start of the year. Earlier in January, online retailer MobileFun mistakenly listed the handset for pre-order on their website, complete with a list of specs – and pricing.

We can now reveal everything we know about the device, so keep reading for the full breakdown.

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Microsoft Lumia 650 release date

After the date was pushed back from early February to the end of the month, all signs point to a release in a few weeks. Microsoft is expected to officially launch the Lumia 650 at MWC 2016, in Barcelona – although the day still needs to be confirmed.

MWC is set to be exciting, with the Samsung Galaxy S7 being released on the 21st of February. The new LG G5 will also be making its first appearance.

A leaked press image shows the Microsoft Lumia 650

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Full spec list

The page has now been taken down, but we've recovered the full spec list from when the Lumia 650 was listed for pre-order.

We can't say for sure these are official, as Microsoft hasn't confirmed them, but we're expecting the new device to sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 or 212 chipset. The leaked listing included a 1.1 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage – which should be expendable.

The 5-inch touch screen will come with 720p resolution. The rear and front cameras were announced to be 8 and 5MP respectively, with LED flash on the back.

The device will run Windows 10 mobile and come equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.

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Microsoft Lumia 650 price

Although nothing has been made official yet, we can expect the Lumia 650 to cost £199 SIM-free – the price it went up for in January.

It's a reasonable price for a middle-range smartphone, and sure to be a great fit for any light or entry-level user.

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