Microsoft Lumia 650
Reports suggest Microsoft may launch the he Lumia 650 mid-range smartphone in 2016Microsoft

Microsoft launched the Lumia 550 mid-range smartphone in October 2015 and the technology giant could launch the Lumia 650 early next year. The smartphone has undergone internal testing in India, further hinting that the device could be launched in the new year.

A NokiaPowerUser report has cited sources in China as saying that the Lumia 650 would be launched in 2016. The mind-range handset is rumoured to feature a 5in 720p display.

Although the exact release date of the smartphone is not known, the website has listed probable technical specifications of the handset:

  • 5in display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage
  • 8MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • Metallic outer frame

The Redmond-headquartered firm's Lumia 550 is currently available for pre-ordering in the UK. The Sim-free variant of the device is priced at £90 ($135). Loyalists can purchase the handset on contract for £9.50 as well. These prices have been announced by Carphone Warehouse in the UK.