Alleged Lumia 550 spec sheet reveals more about upcoming budget Microsoft phone
Rumors of the Microsoft Lumia 550 are starting to pick up as more and more information is coming forward. Today, an alleged internal spec sheet for the device has appeared on the Forever Nokia Latinoamérica Facebook page.
The document is very brief and appears to be a slide that was presented to Microsoft employees during a briefing. The specs include:
Lumia 550 (Rumored)
- HD 5-inch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Qualcomm 1Ghz Snapdragon Quad-Core (presumably would be 210).
- Rear 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED Flash Geotagging +.
- Front 2-megapixel camera (no mention of an LED flash)
- 8GB internal storage + 1 GB of RAM 128Gb + Micro-SD
- 1905 mAh battery with rapid charger
Perhaps the biggest news there is the inclusion of Qualcomm's rapid charge technology for faster recharge rates. Noticeably absent is the front-facing flash that we saw on an early prototype. Microsoft may have backed off from the feature in later versions (our understanding is new prototypes went out in the last few weeks).
The rest of the Lumia 550 appears to be quite basic, although some details are off from earlier reports. For instance, earlier the Lumia 550 was thought to have a 4.7-inch 720P display. Now, it appears to be a 5-inch one (presumably Microsoft here means HD and not Full HD at 1080P). Likewise for the processor, which has been reported to be 1.1 or 1.2 GHz, but is now reported as 1 GHz.
What to expect from Microsoft's Windows 10 devices event in NYC
For those reasons, we'll have to wait and see what the final information is regarding this device. There is still no predicted date for its release. We are also not expecting this phone to be announced at Microsoft's New York City event in October. However, they could easily slide it in there due to it being a low profile device.
Source: Nokia Forever Latinoamérica; via WindowsPhoneApps.es
Update: Looks like those images must have been legit as Microsoft evidently made Forever Nokia... take them down.
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