Microsoft is closing its retail stores in Brazil and their handsets have been removed from carrier shelves, meaning buyers have to purchase devices unlocked from Microsoft’s online stores and other authorized retailers.
They have also not brought their latest devices, including the Lumia 950 and Lumia 550 to the region, so it is good news to see their newest device, the Lumia 650, pass through Anatel, their wireless certification authority.
Of course this does not guarantee a release (the Lumia 950 was also certified) but a release could certainly not happen without this.
The Lumia 650 packs a 5-inch OLED display, 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a 2000 mAh battery, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor clocked at 1.3GHz, and supports LTE, too. As for the cameras, Microsoft is packing a 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.
Read our full Lumia 650 review here.