After a month at £449, Microsoft cuts Acer's Windows 10 Mobile flagship to £199, sells out

It's been just one month since Microsoft began selling the Liquid Jade Primo in the UK. Acer originally unveiled its Windows 10 Mobile flagship a full year earlier, but while it went on sale elsewhere in the UK earlier this year, it was only a few weeks ago that the device made it to the Microsoft Store, in a £449 bundle that included a desktop dock, mouse and keyboard.

However, as Windows Central spotted, Microsoft suddenly began selling the Liquid Jade Primo last night for just £199, albeit without the dock, mouse and keyboard. In fact, the £449 bundle is now no longer listed on the Microsoft Store site, which suggests that the massive drop in price was a deliberate move, and not the result of a pricing error.

At its new lower price, it didn't take long for the device to fly out the door. Just hours later, the Liquid Jade Primo had sold out on the Microsoft Store, and it's not yet clear if more stock of the year-old handset will be made available.

The Liquid Jade Primo's key specs include:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080px) AMOLED screen
  • Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage (plus microSD card support up to 128GB)
  • 21MP rear camera with dual-LED flash and 4K (3840x2160px) video recording
  • 8MP front-facing camera with Full HD (1920x1080px) video recording
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • USB Type-C connector
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Dual-SIM support
  • 2800mAh battery
  • 156.5 x 75.9 x 8.4mm; 150g

Meanwhile, Acer is still selling the device for £449.99 with a free docking station and flip cover on its own website in the UK, although it's not including a mouse and keyboard at that price.

Over in the US, Microsoft is still selling the 'full' Liquid Jade Primo bundle with dock, mouse and keyboard - but last week, it slashed its price by 31%, from $649 to $449.

Source: Microsoft Store via Windows Central

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