Back when Lumia phones were under Nokia’s charge, the 5-series was a budget-friendly range. Nothing’s changed now that Microsoft is in control, as the freshly announced Lumia 550 will attest. As you might expect, the spec-sheet likely won’t start any fires, but the price might: $140. The Lumia 550 barely got any stage time at the Microsoft Windows 10 devices event (that went to the two new flagships), but the company did say it sports a quad-core processor, and LTE.
The rest of the main features should include a 4.7-inch HD display, 5MP/2MP cameras, 8GB of storage (with support for microSD), and a 2,100mAh battery. Perhaps the biggest deviation from the Lumia 520 and 530 that came before is the larger screen — up from a modest four inches in previous models to a rather more contemporary five.