Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL get price cuts in the U.K. before pre-orders are taken

Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL get price cuts in the U.K. before pre-orders are taken
Earlier this month, the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL were unveiled by the software giant. At the time, the company released the U.K. pricing for the two high-end phones. The Lumia 950 XL was priced at £549.99 ($842 USD), and the Lumia 950 was quoted at £499.99 ($766 USD). But since then, the official price for both phones in the U.K. has been cut.

The new price for the unlocked Microsoft Lumia 950 XL in the U.K. is £529.99 ($812 USD), a $30 USD or 3.6% price cut. The unlocked Lumia 950 is now priced at £449.99 ($689 USD). That amounts to a $77 USD or 11.2% haircut. Consider that these are the official prices directly from Microsoft, and found in the U.K. Microsoft Store. Both phones are listed as "coming soon," and you can't even pre-order the phones yet. Also, keep in mind that all prices include VAT.

In the U.S., there is only one carrier that will be offering the Microsoft Lumia 950, and that is AT&T. The phone will be released next month. Meanwhile, if you want the Lumia 950 XL in the states, you will have to purchase it from the Microsoft Store.


source: Microsoft (1), (2) via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 950
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
Lumia 950 XL
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3340 mAh(19h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Obviously pre-orders were even slower than they were hoping for. Personally, I think these phones are going to see their prices drop to the point that they're bargains within the first three months (especially in light of the fact that the SD820 is just around the corner with the Galaxy S7).

4. TahaAhmed

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 22, 2014

before pre-orders are taken

9. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

my bad, totally misinterpreted that. I thought it meant before pre-order funds were collected. I thought MS had already announced preorders in europe for these.

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

950: $907.12 CAD 950XL: $1068.63 CAD My balls just separated from each other.

5. Be_Mine

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

You should have seen the pricing of the new iPhone 6s & 6s Plus in my country India.

7. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

So it's normal, since our balls are biologically separated since we're a fetus.

8. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Not on Canadians, apparently.

3. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

The launch of these two has been horribly mismanaged. And dropping potential Verizon support was incompetent.

6. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Not really. At&t holds most of the windows customers in the US, so dropping support for a carrier that doesn't back them up is logical.

10. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Stilll overpriced compred to the specs they are offering !!!

11. gazmatic

Posts: 812; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Really? Check out this direct comparison. Also remember that these phones include sd card slot, removable battery, usb 3.1, continuum, qi, swappable back covers, glance and iris scanner. http://imgur.com/iHAMlGT

12. FreeDraickin

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Ok you can go with Elephone.... Personally I'd go with this phone which will at the very least give me some proper support in europe and top notch 2015 spec. If you manage to find something with equal specs in the same price, I'd love to hear that out.

13. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

In Portugal they have big pre-order price cuts at Fnac 950 Dual Sim - 504€ [ 555$ ], from 650€ 950 XL Dual Sim - 605€ [666$] , from 750€ And these prices are with 23% VAT

14. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Not enough. If they cut 50% off then somebody other than MS employee might be interested.

17. Penhoat

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

A lot of people are interested, don't be a smartass

18. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

just ignore the clown, man!

19. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Nobody makes money with Windows??

20. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Jokes aside, I hope Microsoft brings down the price of the Surface Book.

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