These are hard times for Microsoft’s smartphone business, even as it’s being forced to drop prices of its new Lumia 950 models in order to better compete with other handsets. Not too long ago, the firm had recently also dropped the retail values of its new devices in the UK. All this, while they are still to begin shipping.
Amazon France is where the new price drop has come from. The site is now taking pre-orders for the Lumia 950 at €563, and is offering the Lumia 950 XL variant for €649. The same retailer was earlier selling the handsets at €599 and €699, respectively.
GSM Arena has pointed out that the new Microsoft smartphones will begin shipping in the UK on December 3. There’s no lead on when they will start landing in other nations though.
These two are the first smartphones ever to run the mobile-friendly Windows 10 OS out of the box. The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL possess the capability of turning into full-fledged PCs by connecting them to display monitors using a special accessory.
A clear look at the specs of the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL:
– Display: 5.2-inch/5.7-inch, Quad HD
– OS: Windows 10
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB storage (expandable till 200GB)
– CPU: Hexa core Snapdragon 808/octa core Snapdragon 810
– Camera: 20MP rear with triple-LED flash, 5MP front
– Battery: 3340mAh
– Connectivity: 4G, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, GLONASS, USB-C
Equipped with iris scanners for the purpose of authentication of users’ identity, they also offer highly advanced 20MP PureView cameras that support 4K video recording, among other things. Microsoft has even blessed them with 5MP selfie cameras moreover.