January 4, 2016 2:15pm
Last October, Microsoft announced the Windows 10-powered Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL to much fanfare, quickly selling out its initial inventory. At the same conference, Panos Panay, corporate vice president for Surface Computing, also quietly unveiled the Lumia 550, which he deemed to be the perfect “introduction to Lumia” for those who didn’t have $750 to spend.
The Lumia 550 features a 4.7-inch 720 x 1280 pixel display with 315ppi, a 1Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, a LTE radio, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel main camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 8GB of storage and a 2,100 mAh battery.
While the Lumia 550 costs $139 in the United States, us Canadians will pay a bit more for the entry-level Windows device. Microsoft is currently showing the Lumia 550 available unlocked for $189, with a black chassis.