Feb 16, 2016 10:43 AM EST

Microsoft Releases New Business Focused Lumia 650 Phone

Microsoft announced today the release of its new Lumia 650 phone in the x50 series that runs Windows 10. An affordable device than the Lumia 950 and 950 XL at a price of $199. Making this latest Lumia to push through to what used to be Nokia's business-oriented smartphone.

Microsoft gave out a statement in July 2015 claiming the majority of Nokia's accomplishments, offering a big share of Nokia's former employees. Where the phone's strategy changed by CEO Satya Nadella, a new strategy has been put to use.

Instead of the amount of handsets that Nokia was putting out in different markets, Microsoft would back away on hardware of the phone and rather put their focus on three key elements. The first was last October's announcement of a top-notch phones which covered the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. The second served as the low end price of $139 for the Lumia 550. This leaves out the last market that Nadella wanted to focus on which covers the business market, The Lumia 650.

Microsoft decided Lumia 650 as today's midrange to low-end phone. Specification includes a phone-powered low-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 212, taking only 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage capacity, a 5 inch display with 1280x720 resolution.

The phone is covered by a metal design made from an anodized aluminum frame, makes the phone a looker and gives it a much better feel in the hand weighing in at 122 grams.

In addition to the front facing camera of 5MP and an 8MP rear camera. The device comes in a matte black or white, with a thickness of 6.9 mm.

Although the phone was named Lumia 650, it resembled the Lumia 830 considering the similarities of the metal frame and display size. However the Lumia 650 just looks like another average Lumia phone.

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