The Microsoft Lumia 650 has been popping up here and there over the past month, and its existence nearly got official confirmation from a company senior exec. Now a new live photo has appeared, confirming the design in previous renders, and the source also has intel on the specs.
The lone image depicts the phone at an angle and other than establishing that it exists, it also proves that the outer frame is indeed made of metal. And while all this is fine and dandy, the hardware inside is not particularly inspiring.
The chipset was so far rumored to be the Snapdragon 212, but the source now states that it will be the 210. There’s no principal difference between the two, the 212 just has a higher CPU clock rate at 1.3GHz vs. 1.1GHz for the 210. The 5-inch 720p display has been confirmed, as is the single gig of RAM.
The real bummer revealed today is that the Lumia 650 will allegedly pack a 2,000mAh battery, small all by itself, but also smaller than the Lumia 640’s (2,500mAh) and the most recentLumia 550 (2,100mAh).
So to sum it all up, the 650 will have less battery capacity and an inferior chipset, compared to its predecessor. You must really like the metal frame to consider it an upgrade.