Microsoft has unveiled a new Lumia smartphone that will run Windows 10 Mobile out of the box.
The Lumia 650 has a 5in 720 HD screen and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 212 chip. It measures 6.9mm thick and comes with an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing camera, plus 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage expandable up to 200GB via microSD, and a 2,000mAh battery.
The Windows 10 Mobile operating system equips the device with support for Universal Apps, Microsoft's Edge browser and Continuum, allowing it to transform into a fully-fledged(ish) PC.
Microsoft said that these features make it perfect for business customers looking for a cheap device but with high-end capabilities.
"The Lumia 650 fits perfectly into the enterprise with built-in support for Microsoft business applications, new third-party Universal Windows Applications like Uber, and one click set-up of common everyday tools like Office 365," the company said in a blog post.
"It also allows IT to test the latest Windows 10 Mobile updates against critical line of business systems and apps, before you distribute to end users via mobile device management.
"It’s secure by design and keeps company and personal data safer with features like device encryption and device wipe. These features allow businesses peace of mind, knowing that important information in emails and files are protected from threats, and empowers employees to use one device for work and play."
The Microsoft Lumia 650 will go on sale in black or white models on 18 February priced between £150 and £160.
The Lumia 650 fell victim to multiple leaks ahead of its low-key unveiling on Monday, after speculation suggested that it will be Microsoft's third and final Lumia-branded device, and that the firm will instead turn its efforts to the so-called Surface Phone.
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