Microsoft Lumia 650 Spotted in Renders, Ad Network

The unannounced Microsoft Lumia 650 smartphone has popped up in few render images on the Web. The smartphone’s existence has also been corroborated by AdDuplex, a Windows cross-promotion ad network that also tracks mobile distribution.

The render images shared by Windows Central show the Lumia 650 sporting a slim design alongside a metal frame. The website adds that although the images have not been confirmed by Microsoft, they show handset designs that are close to the final product. It has been said that the Lumia 650 codenamed Saana will be launched sometime in January or February next year and will be ready to be deployed for business use.

As for the specifications, the Windows 10 Mobile-based Lumia 650 is said to feature a 5-inch HD display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 SoC, 1GB RAM, Adreno 304 GPU, 8GB inbuilt storage with microSD card expansion, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 8-megapixel rear camera, and arrive in Matte White and Matte Black colour variants. Other features tipped include Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, dual-SIM configurations, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, HD Voice, and Wi-Fi calling.

In a separate report citing AdDuplex’s monthly data, Windows 10 Mobile market share was seen to have grown in the Windows Phone market. The report by AdDuplex also listed several unreleased smartphones accessing its network.

adduplex_windows_phone_stats_wmpoweruser.jpgThe report mentioned the Lumia 650 (RM-115(x)) with 5-inch HD display, cementing the handset’s existence. It also showed RM-1160/1162 device with 5.4-inch HD display to arrive later.

In addition, the report suggests that LG will launch its V496 or the G Pad 8.3 running Windows 10 in future. Also spotted by AdDuplex, HP is anticipated to launch a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone dubbed ‘Falcon’ with a 5.4-inch HD display.

As per the data, Windows 10 Mobile use soared by up to 1.8 percent in the last month bringing its share to 8.8 percent. While Windows Phone 7.x and Windows Phone 8.0 have gone down by 0.2 percent each, Windows Phone 8.1 has seen a decline of 1.3 percent. A major chunk of smartphones are still running Windows Phone 8.1.