Microsoft Lumia 650 up for pre-orders in Malaysia

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UPDATE: Pre-orders are live and the device will be officially available on 8 April 2016 at all authorised Microsoft retailers.

Want to get your hands on the last Lumia of 2016? Well, it’s up for pre-orders on Lazada for less than RM1000.

The 5-inch Microsoft Lumia 650 gets a 720p HD panel on the front and a Snapdragon 212 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz mated to 1GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable (up to 200GB via microSD) internal storage. While these aren’t incredible specs, it was built for Windows 10 Mobile so we suspect that Microsoft has optimised the performance properly. Well, we hope, anyway.

Well, we hope, anyway.

For photos, the smartphone gets an 8-megapixel rear-facing primary camera that has an f/2.2 aperture with an LED flash to help out with low-light conditions. On the front, you’ll find a 5-megapixel wide-angle selfie-shooter. Keeping the lights on is a 2,000 mAh battery.

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Perhaps the best thing about this device is its build because we reckon it’s built even better than the flagship Lumia 950 and 950 XL. The Lumia 650 comes with a highly polished, diamond cut and anodized aluminium frame which should feel pretty premium in the hand. It’s also the thinnest Windows Phone in the market, coming in at only 6.9mm thick.

If you’re interested, Lazada is having a pre-order for the smartphone and it’s priced at RM899. However, you can’t place an order just yet as the button is still greyed out and labeled “Coming soon”. The good news is that the title lets us know that the device is estimated to arrive on the 11th of April 2016.

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If you do decide to pick one up, Lazada will throw in a chance for you to win 13,000 AirAsia BIG points (customers who are already BIG members will receive an additional 899 BIG points) plus an RM25 Lazada voucher that you can immediately redeem on your Lumia 650 purchase if you so desired (only for Lumia 650 DS).

Would you guys pick this Windows 10 Mobile device up for RM899?

Thanks Lok Zaii for the tip!