In its bumper announcement of new products Microsoft yesterday announced the Lumia 550 Windows 10 phone. We reveal the Lumia 550 UK release date, price and specifications, plus how to pre-order the Lumia 550. Also see: Best Windows Phones 2015 and Best smartphones 2015.
Microsoft Lumia 550 UK price and release date: When is the Lumia 550 coming out? How much does the Lumia 550 cost? How to pre-order Lumia 550
Microsoft's Lumia 550 will go on sale in the UK in December. According to MobileFun, which is now accepting pre-orders, the Lumia 550 will cost £129.
Microsoft Lumia 550 specifications & features: What to expect from the Lumia 550
The Lumia 550 is one of three new Windows 10 phones announced by Microsoft, and while it isn't as high-spec as the Lumia 950 and 950 XL the wallet-friendly Lumia 550 is an impressive phone for the money.
This is a 4G phone with a 4.7in HD display, built-in Office apps and the new Edge browser. Cortana puts the information you need at your fingertips, and syncs with Windows 10 on your PC.
Despite its budget price the quad-core Snapdragon processor and 1GB of RAM will be capable of handling everyday tasks, while the 2100mAh battery should keep you going all day long.
Glance Screen is a new feature that provides notifications without you even turning on the phone's screen.
See below for the full Lumia 550 specifications:
• Operating system: Windows 10
• Processor: 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, quad-core
• Memory: 1GB RAM
• Storage: 8GB internal, microSD support up to 200GB
• Display: 4.7in HD (1280x720, 315ppi) TrueColor LCD
• Cameras: 5Mp rear with LED flash (f/2.4, 720p video recording @ 30fps); 2Mp front (f/2.8, 480p VGA video recording)
• Connectivity: 4G LTE (nano-SIM), 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, Micro-USB, A-GLONASS, A-GPS
• Battery: 2100mAh, removable
• Sensors: Ambient light, accelerometer, proximity
• Dimensions: 67.8x9.9x136.1mm
• Weight: 141.9g
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