While there has been no official word from Microsoft India, sources indicate that the Lumia 650 is arriving in India in the first week of April 2016 – that's just a few days from now really.

If you're interested in picking one up as soon as it hits the shelves, you can pre-book one at a Microsoft Priority Reseller Store. You can pay ₹1,000 and reserve one for yourself in the first batch of devices. While I confirmed this from stores in Gurgaon and Delhi, different stores might have a different advance payment amount. No, the store owners do not have a clue of the final pricing just yet.

The Lumia 650 is a Windows 10 Mobile device similar to the Lumia 550, with the primary difference being the larger screen size. The Lumia 650 features a flat chrome band around the top and sides, with both white and black variants in the mix reflecting a new design language.

Lumia 650 Specifications

Category Specification
Operating System Windows 10 Mobile
Display 5-inches
HD (1280x720) AMOLED, ClearBlack
Rear Camera 8MP
f/2.2 aperture
720p Video Recording
Front Camera 5MP
Still image capture
Video call
Video recording
Processors Qualcomm Snapdragon 212
Memory & Storage RAM: 1GB
Internal storage: 16GB (expandable up to 200GB)
Network GSM Bands: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
LTE Bands: Band 1, Band 3, Band 7, Band 8, Band 20
Wi-Fi: IEE 802.11 b/g/n
Sensors Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Proximity sensor
Location A-GLONASS
Wi-Fi network positioning
Dimensions 6.9 x 142 x 70.9 mm
Ports Micro-USB
Battery 2000 mAh
Other NFC
Bluetooth 4.1

The Lumia 650 is a solid phone with sleek looks. If Microsoft prices it right, it will find a lot of takers in India. Would you like to pick one? Remember, you will need to hit up a Microsoft Priority Reseller Store in to pre-order.

Check out our full review of the Lumia 650 here.