Microsoft Lumia 550 now available in Malaysia for RM 559
It is January already and Microsoft has yet to announce any concrete plans as to when the Windows 10 update will be rolling out to existing Lumias running Windows Phone 8.1. The update might not be here but an affordable option to try Microsoft's latest smartphone OS, the Lumia 550 is now available in Malaysia for a not to high price of RM 259.
The Microsoft Lumia 550 was spotted during the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL launch last month and back then it was exclusive to Digi business users but starting today (January 15), the Lumia 550 is available to everyone for only RM 559 inclusive of GST through Microsoft Authorized Resellers across the country.
Beyond the affordable price, the Lumia 550 is a pretty solid smartphone that runs the latest Windows 10 Mobile software and supports 4G LTE in Malaysia. The only downside of the Lumia 550 is it's not so perfect Snapdragon 210 CPU that is quad core but runs at only 1.1GHz but that should't be a problem for Windows 10 phones as the UI uses resources pretty efficiently. Check out my hands on look at the Lumia 550 here
Alongside the Lumia 550, Microsoft Malaysia is also announcing the availability of the Nokia 230 Dual SIM which is a series 40 feature phone that comes with a premium metal design and costs only RM 269. The Nokia 230 isn't super rich in features compared to the Lumia 550 but it does have an amazing 23 hours of talktime.
Microsoft Lumia 550 Key Specifications:
- 4.7-inch 720P display
- Snapdragon 210 CPU @ 1.1GHz
- 1GB RAM
- 5MP rear camera
- 2MP front camera
- 2,100mAh battery
- 136.1 x 67.8 x 9.9mm