Microsoft’s Lumia 550 budget Windows 10 phone now available for $139

Microsoft Lumia 550, the most affordable smartphone running Windows 10, available starting today for $139.

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Lumia 550 is seen at Windows 10 Devices Event, on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 in New York, New York. (Mark Von Holden/AP Images for AP Images for Windows)

Although, the Windows mobile market is small, Microsoft keeps pushing its Lumia handsets running Windows 10 with the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. However, these are premium devices with premium prices, which many customers may not be able to afford, as such back in October the software giant also introduced the Lumia 550 budget smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile.

Today, Microsoft is announcing its Lumia 550 is now available for $139 in Europe, which makes the best cheapest Windows 10 smartphone you can buy. The handset is available in matte black and glossy white, and while it’s only available in Europe, Microsoft says it will also be available in other countries in the following weeks — though, the company didn’t specify when the Lumia 550 will be available in United States.

Lumia 550 technical specifications

ComponentDescription
Operating
system
Windows 10 Mobile
Dimensions136.1 x 67.8 x 9.9 mm
Weight141.9 grams
CasingPolycarbonate
ColorsBlack, White
Physical buttonsPower, Volume
Storage8GB and up to 200GB expandable storage
DisplayScreen: 4.7-inch HD display
Resolution: 1280x720 (315 ppi)
Aspect ratio: 16:9
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor featuring a quad-core CPU running up to 1.1 GHz
NetworkWi-Fi: (2.4 GHz) b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1 LE
Nano SIM (4FF)
BatteryRemovable 2100 mAh battery
Camera and A/V2MP front-facing camera
5MP rear-facing camera with AF f/2.4, 720p @ 30 fps video, and single LED flash
PortsmicroSD slot, supports up to 200 GB of expandable storage
Charger AC-18
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Power SupplyCharger AC-18
LocationA-GPS
A-GLONASS
BeiDou
Cellular
Wi-Fi network positioning
In the boxLumia 550
2100mAh battery
Charger AC-18
Headset WH-10810
Quick Guide
Pricing$139.00 ERP

The Lumia 550 is a budget smartphone, which also means a compromise in hardware, as such Windows 10 Mobile features like Windows Hello and Continuum are not available with at this price point. However, the device features a great screen, camera, Glance Screen feature that allows to show date, time, and notifications when the phone is on standby, and LTE capability.

Source The Windows Blog

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