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
|Operating System||Windows 10 Mobile|
HD (1280x720) AMOLED, ClearBlack
720p Video Recording
Still image capture
|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
Ambient light sensor
Wi-Fi network positioning
|Dimensions||6.9 x 142 x 70.9 mm|
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.