Microsoft opens up Australian Lumia 650 pre-orders

Alex Kidman 2 May 2016

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Microsoft’s latest Lumia phone hits Australian shores on 23 May.

Microsoft formally announced the Lumia 650 back in early February, narrowly before Mobile World Congress, but locally it’s been rather quiet on the availability front since then. Now we finally have a launch date: 23 May.

When the Lumia 650 was announced, the international pricing suggested an Australian point around $300. That’s pretty much exactly the position that Microsoft Australia has taken, pricing the Lumia 650 at $299 for outright buyers.

There are no announced carrier partners for the Lumia 650 at this point, but Microsoft suggests that carrier availability "will be announced at launch", which suggests that it has at least one carrier in mind to sell the mid-range handset on contract. We'd expect it to be offered with limited or no handset repayments given its moderate asking price; previous Lumia handsets have been available through Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

You can pre-order the Microsoft Lumia 650 direct from Microsoft’s online store today if you’re particularly keen.

Here the core specifications for the Lumia 650:

MicrosoftLumia 650
Screen size5in
Storage16GB
Weight122g
ProcessorQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
Rear camera8MP
Front camera5MP
Battery2000mAh
Resolution720x1280
Display density297ppi

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