Microsoft has slashed up to 30% off the cost of its Windows 10 Mobile flagships in the United States.
Until recently, the unlocked Lumia 950 was priced at $549, with the Lumia 950 XL at $649. The Microsoft Store has now reduced the price of the 950 by $150, bringing it down to $399. Its larger sibling has had its price cut by $200, and is now available for $449.
Additionally, Microsoft is offering a free Display Dock, worth a further $99, with either handset. The Display Dock enables the PC-like Continuum mode in Windows 10 Mobile, allowing owners to use a mouse and keyboard with the device when connected to a larger display.
The small print on the store listings states that the offer will end on August 14, including references to both the Display Dock and the price discount. But some might consider that the two handsets are long overdue a permanent price cut in the US.
Over in the UK, for example, Microsoft has cut the prices of its two flagships twice in the last seven months - most recently, by 17% in early June. The Lumia 950 is now 29% cheaper than the price at which it launched in the UK, while the 950 XL is almost 25% below its original price.
But in the US, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL haven't received a permanent price reduction since they were unveiled last year. However, Microsoft has offered buy-one-get-one-free deals on its range-topping handsets in the US, after the company's chief financial officer admitted in April that its handset sales had been "weak", and that the company had been left with more inventory of its devices than it had anticipated.