In addition to unveiling its high-endand smartphones at a New York press event today, Microsoft introduced its entry-level Lumia 550 handset as well. The 4.7-inch device will be available starting in December for $139 unlocked (no UK or Australia pricing has been announced as of this time, but that roughly converts to £91 and AU$195) and will run Microsoft's latest operating system, .
The 4G LTE-enabled handset is compact and comes in black and white with a glossy plastic backing. It features a high-definition display with a 720-pixel resolution with 315 pixels per inch. It's powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor and a 2,100mAh battery that has an estimated usage time of 13.9 hours on 3G and a standby time of 28 days.
As for its camera specs, there's a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfies and Web chatting, and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera that can shoot 720p video. To store your photos and videos, built-in memory starts off at a relatively low 8GB, but users can expand that up to 200GB via a microSD card slot.
The Windows 10 OS features Microsoft's digital and search assistant,, and integration with the video chatting and calling service Skype. Other Windows 10 devices that Microsoft debuted today include the tablet and the , the company's first laptop.
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