Microsoft reportedly declared the Lumia 550 officially released in the United States. The phone is available for purchase from B&H Photo physical and online stores at US$150 (approx. AU$207).

Although it is not confirmed yet, B&H says that the Lumia 550 is the US version of the smartphone and it is compatible with LTE networks on T-Mobile and AT&T. Rumours are doing rounds that Microsoft may bring a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) variant of the phone next year. CDMA variant phones are available on Verizon and Sprint in the US, notes PCMag.

The good news is that B&H Photo promises to ship the handset on the same day if you place the order before 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the US. However, if you place an order for the phone after 4 p.m. EST in the US, you will get its delivery the following day, says Softpedia.

You can expect a host of stunning features from the low-end Lumia 550. The phone sports a 4.7-inch LCD screen that is designed with 720 x 1280 HD resolutions and 314ppi pixel density. The screen resolution and pixel density in the phone ensure maximum clarity in images and videos.

The device is powered by Snapdragon 210 SoC quad-core 1.1GHz processor that helps it to function better and faster, reports Phone Arena. The phone also uses Adreno 304 GPU that determines the graphic quality of the display which is particularly useful for producing excellent picture quality for games.

If you want to save your favourite collection of movies or videos then the phone offers a huge storage space. You can use a 200GB microSD card for storing almost anything that you want. The phone also comes with an 8GB ROM and another 1GB of RAM.

Camera lovers can hone their photography skills with the phone’s 5MP rear camera. You can use the phone’s 2MP front camera for video chatting and taking selfies. The handset also uses a 2100mAH battery inside.

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