Microsoft launched Lumia 550, its most affordable 4G LTE smartphone

Microsoft Lumia 550Microsoft launched it's most affordable Lumia smartphone, Lumia 550, on Monday in select markets in Europe. The 4G LTE smartphone is preloaded with Windows 10 and is priced at $139.

The Microsoft Lumia 550 smartphone features a 4.7-inch HD display with 1280×720 pixels resolution and pixel density of 315 ppi. The Lumia 550 also includes Glance Screen that makes sure you never miss out on what is important by displaying time, date, notifications, and calendar entries without having to unlock or activate your phone.

The handset is powered by a 1.1 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909) processor coupled with 1GB RAM. It offers an internal storage of 8GB which can be expanded up to 200GB via micro SD card.

The Lumia 550 sports a 5MP auto-focus rear camera with with LED flash and f/2.4 aperture and it can shoot 720p videos at a frame rate of 30fps. The handset also features a 2MP front-facing camera for taking selfies. The handset is backed by a 2100 mAh removable battery.

The Lumia 550 supports 4G LTE with download speed up to 150 Mbps and upload speed up to 50 Mbps. It also comes with the all-new Microsoft Edge browser. Microsoft's most affordable 4G LTE phone, the Lumia 550 is preloaded with Windows 10 and signature Microsoft apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Cortana, OneDrive, Outlook Mail, Calendar and Skype.

The new Lumia 550 comes in matte black and glossy white and is priced at $139. It is now available in select markets in Europe and will be available in other regions around the globe within the coming weeks.


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