Microsoft's Lumia 635 is no stranger to promotional discounts - earlier this month, for example, Best Buy dropped the price of the 4G Windows Phone handset to just $39.99 off-contract, in a deal that's still available today.
But smartphone bargain hunters are somewhat spoilt for choice at the moment, as an even better deal is now available.
Over at Walmart, the Lumia 635 is now on sale for just $29.17, making it one of the most affordable smartphones available in the US. However, to qualify for that price, you'll have to actually pick the handset up in store, as online orders aren't available. This may seem a bit odd, but it's possible that Walmart is simply using this deal to help shift remaining stocks in its retail stores.
Key specs of the Lumia 635 include:
- 4.5-inch FWVGA (854x480px) IPS LCD with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
- 512MB RAM
- 8GB onboard storage (plus microSD support up to 128GB)
- 5MP rear camera with autofocus and 720p video recording
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- 4G LTE connectivity
- Accelerometer, SensorCore
- Removable 1830mAh battery
The device is only available in black as part of this deal, but you can purchase official interchangeable covers to replace the black one for just a few bucks, including orange, green and yellow, and the white version pictured above.
As with the Best Buy deal, this one doesn't require a contract to qualify for the $29.17 price, but it is locked to a specific carrier - in this case, AT&T.
Those who buy the AT&T Lumia 635 now are also in for an extra treat, as Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 began to roll out to the device this week, making it one of the few handsets to get the update so far.