Microsoft is now selling its new Lumia 550 in the UK for £99.99 SIM-free

Alongside its new Lumia 950 and 950 XL flagships, Microsoft announced a third Windows 10 Mobile handset back in October. Unlike its new range-toppers, the Lumia 550 is aimed squarely at the entry-level of the market, and it went on sale in various parts of Europe earlier this month.

In the UK, pre-orders were originally priced at £89.99 via leading independent retailer Carphone Warehouse (and a little higher from other retailers), but that off-contract, SIM-free price has since climbed to £99.99. Now, Microsoft itself has also begun selling the device SIM-free for just under £100, via its UK web store.

The Lumia 550's key specs include:

  • 4.7-inch LCD with HD (1280x720px) resolution
  • Quad-core 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB onboard storage (plus microSD card support up to 200GB)
  • 5MP rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash (720p video recording at 30fps)
  • 2MP front-facing camera (VGA video)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB 2.0 with Type-B connector
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • nanoSIM
  • 2100mAh battery
  • 136.1 x 67.8 x 9.9mm; 142g

However, if you're planning to buy the 550, you can get it for £30 less than the SIM-free price by purchasing it with a new pay-as-you-go SIM from Carphone Warehouse. The retailer - which exclusively offers the white version of the 550 in the UK - is currently selling the device from as little as £69.99 on a contract-free PAYG plan, following a £10 price cut that came just one week after its launch.

Source: Microsoft Store

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