Microsoft releases Lumia 650 in the US and Canada

Quite a while after its unveiling back in February, the Microsoft Lumia 650 is now finally available in the US and Canada. This comes after a three-week pre-order period for the new mid-range smartphone.

The Lumia 650 can be yours for $199 or CAD 199, and for that price you’ll receive a SIM-free and unlocked unit. You can order from Microsoft’s online store here for the US and here for Canada. This handset has already been available in Europe for many weeks, so it’s good to finally see it crossing the pond as well.

It comes with a 5-inch 720p touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 5 MP selfie snapper, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 212 chipset running things (with a 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU), 1GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, LTE, and a 2,000 mAh battery. It has Windows 10 Mobile on board. To get a better idea of whether it’s a worthy buy or not, make sure you go through our detailed review of the phone.