Microsoft Lumia 650 news: Single SIM variation gets FCC certification; leaked phot, new details revealed

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The single SIM variation of the Microsoft Lumia 650 has recently gotten the stamp of approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) signaling what would be the nearing launch of the smartphone in the U.S.

The latest iteration from the Microsoft Lumia series will actually come in two forms, one with single SIM capacity while the other one gives users the option to use two SIMs in one phone. Their model numbers are RM-1152 and RM-1154 respectively.

Furthermore, a newly leaked photo of the aforementioned device has been going around the Internet making fans of the line excited. The live image shows the handheld device at an angle confirming previous rumors that it will be housed by metal.

Microsoft has launched a few phones from the same lineup that the Lumia 650 will come from, but the 650 aims to be the middle ground of its three predecessors Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 550.

The Lumia 950 and 950 XL are Microsoft’s answer to the higher end market of smartphones competing with top shelf devices such as iPhone and Samsung’s main line. Microsoft Mobile also want to cater to the lower end of the spectrum via the 550, which  boasts decent specs at a reasonable price range. Now, with the impending roll out of the Lumia 650, the Espo-based company is looking to tap the developing market with a phone sporting a Snapdragon 210 CPU, a display capable of 720ppi, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of outfitted memory.

Additional rumored specs of the Lumia 650 include an 8-megapixel main camera that comes with a LED flash, while its front snapper is the standard 5-megapixel one. It will then be powered by a 2,000 mAh battery.