The oft-rumored and much-leaked Microsoft Lumia 650 was expected to become official on February 1, as per a report from a few days ago. That date has even been corroborated by a second source, though now a new rumor claims something different.
Apparently the Lumia 650’s introduction has been delayed until mid-February. An actual unveiling date hasn’t been mentioned this time around. Some unnamed software issues are reportedly to blame for this delay, according to “sources close to the matter”.
The Lumia 650 wasn’t expected to get its own launch event or anything like that, rather it was going to be made official through a blog post by Microsoft. That could still be the case, only we’ll now have a bit more waiting to do for it. Since the announcement itself has been postponed, we assume the Lumia 650 will become available very quickly after it.
Along with this information comes word that the metal edge of the phone is laser cut, which means it’s going to be matte on the sides but shinier on the edges. The 650 is also said to be the only new Lumia-branded smartphone launching this year. And it’s unclear what will happen to the brand from 2017 onwards. On the other hand, a Surface phone may be unveiled towards the end of this year.