Live images of an alleged Microsoft Lumia 650 XL raise all sorts of questions

February 20, 2016 Microsoft Rumours Windows

The emergence of the alleged images of the Lumia 650 XL has left us confused, officially. Right now, we are in the process of finding out what is exactly happening.

Lumia 650

According to what has reached us before, the Lumia 650 XL is suppose to be a 5-inch smartphone as well as a midrange phone to be released by Microsoft. On the other hand, Microsoft Lumia 850 was supposed to be the higher-end smartphone with a front facing camera.

However, it seems the case is different as the new images that have recently surfaced in China is painting the fact in a different way.

According to the picture, the phone represented was the Lumia 650 XL. And what is surprising about it is that it has a 5.4” and 720p display. The other phone that was shot with the Lumia 650 XL is the Lumia 1520. And judging by that, we could speculate—according to the image—that the Microsoft Lumia 650 XL is indeed a 5.4 incher.

In the past, Microsoft has produced two phones of the same versions but with different sizes. For instance, the Lumia 640 and 640 XL smartphones are both 5-inch and 5.7-inch respectively. So there is nothing bad about the size of the Lumia 650 XL.

Snapdragon 210/212 reportedly will power the Lumia 650 with a clock speed based on the Qualcomm MSM8909 internal design. Moreover, there have been reports that this is what will power the Lumia 650 XL in the past so therefore, it is very plausible to see this specs in the phone.

Now this is where it gets interesting. The rumors on the Lumia 850 have listed some of the specs we now find on the Lumia 650 XL. If we were to go by that, there is not much difference between these two. The 650 XL has a front-facing LED flash, a metal looking panel and a cut out at the top of the front panel of the smartphone. This is the same spec for the Lumia 850 of previous leaks.

The question is whether this is the 850 or the 650 XL. If we presumed that this is the 850 or the 850 XL, then we would be saying that the lumia 850 would be powered by the Snapdragon 200 series, which does not befit such higher range smartphone.


Is this the Lumia 650 XL or Lumia 850? We hope to have answers to all these questions especially if the LUmiat 650 is released this month.