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Microsoft's Lumia 640 XL is now available for just $79.99 unlocked

After unveiling the Lumia 640 XL back in March 2015, Microsoft launched the supersized Windows phone in the US a few months later, priced at $249.99 on AT&T, or $299.99 for an unlocked version. But this year, the cost of the handset has fallen dramatically.

The AT&T model dropped to $149.99 in July, before the carrier cut its price again to $99.99 last month. Meanwhile, Microsoft slashed a third off the unlocked model in April, reducing it to $199 - but it's now available for a lot less than that.

Deals website DailySteals.com is currently offering the unlocked Lumia 640 XL for just $79.99, $20 below the cost of the AT&T-locked variant. The handset, which is compatible with GSM networks, is brand new, and comes in full retail packaging.

The device is being offered in black, orange, blue and white color options, and will remain at that price until early next week, or until remaining stock is depleted. Its key specs include:

  • 5.7-inch ClearBlack IPS LCD with HD (1280x720px) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB onboard storage (plus microSD support up to 128GB)
  • Backside illuminated 13MP rear camera with ZEISS optics, LED flash and 1080p video recording
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, magnetometer and SensorCore
  • Replaceable 3000mAh battery
  • 157.9 x 81.5 x 9mm; 171g

The Lumia 640 XL ships with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 onboard, but it is eligible for an official Windows 10 Mobile upgrade, including the latest Anniversary Update.

If you're thinking of buying the Lumia 640 XL, make sure you read our detailed review of the device before doing so.

Source: DailySteals.com via myITforum

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