In mid-February, Microsoft launched the Lumia 650, a low-end Windows 10 Mobile handset in a premium, metal-framed body. In the UK, it went on sale for £159.99 SIM-free, but by the end of May, it was available from major retailers like Amazon and Carphone Warehouse for as little as £129.99.
In July, Microsoft permanently cut the price of the handset by 25%, bringing it down to £119.99. Today, just over eight weeks later, it trimmed a further 9% off its price, reducing it by £10.99 to £109.
The Lumia 650's key specs include:
- 5-inch OLED with HD (1280x720px) resolution and Gorilla Glass 3
- Quad-core 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB onboard storage (plus microSD card support up to 200GB)
- 8MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 720p video recording at 30fps
- 5MP front-facing camera with continuous autofocus, 'video light' and 720p video at 30fps
- Bluetooth 4.1
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with support for Wi-Fi calling
- 4G LTE connectivity (bands 1, 3, 7, 8 and 20)
- NFC support
- microUSB 2.0 with Type B connector
- Removable 2000mAh battery
- 142 x 71 x 6.9mm; 122g
If you're thinking of buying the Lumia 650, be sure to check out our detailed review first.
The 650 wasn't the only Windows 10 Mobile device to get a reduction in the UK today. For the third time this year, Microsoft permanently cut the prices of its Lumia 950 and 950 XL flagships, by 22% and 15% respectively.