When Microsoft announced Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL, the charm of the devices shadowed everything about the Lumia 550 which is budget Windows 10 Mobile priced at € 139 . Microsoft Italy has confirmed this, in person, to Italian Windows Phone website, Plaffo, that the device is going on sale in Italy from 7th December. The phone will come preloaded with Windows 10 Mobile.
The phone will cost around Rs 11,000 in India, and should be replacing other 5 XX devices in long term. This is also the first 4G enabled Windows 10 Mobile that should support both the bands in the country. Quick Look at the Specs reveal:
- 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
- Qualcomm Snapdragon processor quad-core 210 1.1 GHz
- 8 GB internal memory (microSD) / 1 GB RAM memory
- 4 g network support
- 2100 mAh battery
- 5 MP rear camera with Led Flash & 2 MP front camera
While Microsoft is planning to launch the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL in December, I am guessing the device should hit the market in January, once Microsoft India is done with promotion of the flagship devices. We will need more of the new generation low-end devices from either Microsoft or the OEMs, as all the low-end device don’t have 4G and are powered by old hardware.