Microsoft's Lumia 520 now available for just $29 off-contract

The Lumia 530 is the most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 handset in Microsoft's range, and pricing has fallen to as little as $49.99 off-contract in the US. But the handset that it replaced - the Lumia 520 - is still on sale in many parts of the world, including the US, where its price has now fallen even further.

The Lumia 520 has previously been available for as little as $39.99 in limited-time promotions. But right now, you can buy the 520 at its lowest price ever - the AT&T variant is currently on sale for just $29 off-contract via the Microsoft Store - an astonishingly low price for a handset that still has a lot to offer, despite having been superseded by a newer model.

The 520 features a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage (plus microSD slot) and a 4-inch WVGA (800x480px) LCD. There's also a 5MP rear camera with autofocus, but no flash, and no front-facing camera either.

Significantly, the 520 can also be updated to Windows Phone 8.1 right now, and of course, you can also sign up to the Windows Phone Developer Preview program if you want to get the very latest builds of the OS on your device before they're publicly released.

Will you be picking up the Lumia 520 at this price? Or are you saving your money for something else? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Microsoft Store via @thurrott

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