Microsoft has officially confirmed the demise of Windows Phones last year, and while we could all see this coming, the Microsoft’s mobile platform would have been successful and had different future should the software giant released the cancelled Lumia phones. The company’s bezel-less phone and the cancelled Surface Phone could have helped the platform if Microsoft made the right calls at the right time.
Microsoft Lumia 650, the company’s last Windows 10 Mobile handset, failed to impress Windows Phone enthusiasts who were expecting a mid-range smartphone. Microsoft developed the Lumia 650 under the code name “Saimaa” as the successor to the Lumia 640. The company was also developing a successor to Lumia 640 XL which has never seen daylight.
You will be pleased to know that Lumia 650 XL had a stunning design and slightly better specifications than its smaller variant. This Windows Phone codenamed Honjo looks identical to Lumia 650, though it has got a better and larger display. In Lumia 650 XL, Microsoft has flipped the position of Micro-USB charging port and headphone jack, with former moved to the top position.
The Lumia 650 XL looks nice, though Microsoft wasn’t planning to launch it and it would have been slightly expensive than the Lumia 650.
In 2016, Microsoft was taking the necessary steps to phase out the Lumia phone brand and people with knowledge of the matter have revealed that the company initially planned to pull the phones from the store in December 2016. At that time, Microsoft remained tight-lipped on everything regarding its mobile division, however last year the company ended the sale of Lumia handsets and confirmed that Windows Phone platform has been discontinued.