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The Redmond giant has unveiled its new Lumia smartphone running on Windows 10 Mobile with an affordable price. The company has announced its Lumia 550 smartphone in the European market with a price tag of $139. It is expected that the handset will be soon launched in India, within the price range of Rs. 9,000 to Rs. 10,000.

Popular apps like Microsoft Edge browser, revamped Outlook mail, OneDrive, Microsoft Office, Cortana digital voice assistant, and Glance Screen comes pre-installed on the smartphone. The company revealed that the Glance Screen feature will allow the users to see notifications without fully unlocking the smartphone.

As stated earlier, users will get their handset running on Windows 10 Mobile out-of-the-box, which is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC integrated with an Adreno 304 Graphics unit and 1GB of RAM. For storage purposes, the smartphone delivers 8GB of internal memory, which comes with an expandability option up to 200GB by using a microSD card.

The Microsoft Lumia 550 flaunts a 4.7-inch HD 720p display that delivers 315 ppi of pixel density. While, on photography front, it comes with a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera with HD video recording, LED flash and a 2-megapixel selfie shooter, placed up front with a f/2.8 aperture and 480p video recording.

Apart from a decent processing unit, the smartphone also supports 4G LTE (LTE Cat. 4) connectivity. The LTE Cat. 4 enables the device to attain maximum download speeds of up to 150Mbps and uploads of up to 50Mbps.

Additionally, it comes with various connectivity measures such as Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot functionality, FM radio, and A-GPS.

The Lumia 550 is fueled with a 2100 mAh of battery, which is capable of delivering up to 28 days of standby time, 16 hours of talk time on 2G, 14 hours on 3G, and 17 hours on 4G. Microsoft also features the smartphone with its ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and proximity sensors.

Tech Specs of Microsoft Lumia 550

 Display  4.7-inch HD 720p display
 Camera  5MP rear and 2MP front-facing camera
 Processor  1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC
 RAM  1GB
 OS Windows 10 Mobile
 Battery  2100 mAh
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