Just over a year ago, Microsoft unveiled its Windows 10 Mobile flagships, listing the Lumia 950 at £499 in the UK, while the larger Lumia 950 XL was priced at £549. But it reduced the cost of both handsets before pre-orders had even opened, and it's been gradually cutting their prices ever since.
In September, it gave the Lumia 950 XL its third permanent price cut this year, reducing it to £339 SIM-free. Now, as part of its Black Friday promotions in the UK, its price has fallen again.
Microsoft has slashed an additional £50 off the Lumia 950 XL, bringing it down to just £289. On top of that discount, it's also giving away a free Display Dock with the device, worth a further £79.99. The Display Dock supports Windows 10 Mobile's Continuum mode, allowing owners to use a mouse and keyboard with the phone when connected to a larger display.
The Lumia 950 XL's key specs include:
- 5.7-inch AMOLED with Quad HD (2560x1440px) resolution
- Octa-core 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB onboard storage (plus microSD card slot)
- 20MP PureView rear camera with auto focus, 6-lens optics, triple-LED flash, optical image stabilization and 4K video recording at 30fps
- 5MP front-facing camera with wide-angle lens and 1080p video recording
- Bluetooth 4.1
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct support
- Qi wireless charging
- 3340mAh battery
- USB 3.1 port with Type-C connector
- 151.9 x 78.4 x 8.3mm; 165g
This latest deal on the Lumia 950 XL will remain available until November 28 - but over in the US, the Microsoft Store is making buyers an even better offer. Those who purchase the Lumia 950 XL for $499 will now get the smaller Lumia 950 (worth $399) free, including a free Display Dock worth $99.99.
There are no offers available on the Lumia 950 from the Microsoft Store in the UK, as the company ran out of stock there a month ago. With both the 950 and 950 XL nearing the end of their retail lives, it may be a while before Microsoft launches a new Windows 10 Mobile flagship. The company's CEO recently said that it's focused on creating "the most ultimate mobile device".
Source: Microsoft Store