A few weeks after the launch of the flagship devices, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, Microsoft surprised most by launching the budget Lumia 550 in a press event in Hyderabad a few days ago. The device is now available for sale on Indiatimes now.
While the price announced at the launch was ₹9,399, the Lumia 550 is available in both black and white variants for ₹9,199 ($139). Announced on October 6, 2015, the Lumia 550 is a 4G budget smartphone and is a carryover from the original Nokia portfolio of devices that Microsoft acquired when purchasing Nokia's mobile division. The Lumia 550 is considered a displacement device meant to take over the range of 5xx and 6xx series of Lumias that marks a shift toward a leaner portfolio of Lumia devices from Microsoft.
Microsoft Lumia 550 Specifications
|Processor||1.1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 quad-core|
|Display||4.7-inch 720 x 1280 AMOLED|
|Internal Storage||8GB, expandable via a microSD card|
|Camera||5MP primary camera with LED flash | 2 MP front camera|
While many would trust the build quality and seamless Windows experience, the price may rankle many given the average specifications of the device. What are your thoughts on the Lumia 550, and would you pick one?