Microsoft's next Lumia flagship isn't expected until later this year, most likely with Windows 10 for phones on board. In the meantime, though, prices of its current flagships continue to fall.
Over in the UK, you can now buy the Lumia 930, brand new, for under £300. The device first went on sale there last summer, priced at around £400 off-contract.
The 930 is now available from Carphone Warehouse for £299.99, off-contract and unlocked - and to sweeten the deal further, it also comes with a free Fitbit Flex wearable fitness tracker, which helps you to monitor your sleep, physical activity, and calorie burn-off, worth £79.99.
The Lumia 930's key specs include:
Key specs of the Lumia 930 include:
- 5-inch ClearBlack Full HD (1920x1080px) OLED with Gorilla Glass 3
- Quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB onboard storage
- 20MP PureView rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS)
- 1.2MP front-facing camera with wide-angle lens
- NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
- 2420mAh battery
- 137 x 71 x 9.8mm; 167g
The Lumia 930 is now cheaper at Carphone Warehouse than at many other popular device retailers. Clove is currently selling the 930 for £336, while Expansys has priced it at £324.99, and Amazon at around £340. These retailers are also offering the free Fitbit Flex with the handset.
Curiously, as WMPU noted, the 930's discount at Carphone Warehouse means that it is now at virtually the same price as the Lumia 830, which features somewhat less impressive specs, including a Snapdragon 400 processor, 720p display, 10MP camera and just 16GB of storage. This appears to leave room for the Lumia 830 to drop in price at some point, although there are no firm indications that the retailer plans to do so yet.
But there is another way to get the Lumia 930 at a low price in the UK. EE is selling the handset - off-contract, but locked to its network - for just £199.99. However, the device isn't quite brand new, but it is "good as new", and includes a full manufacturer's warranty.
The Lumia 930 is a lovely handset - but with the promise of new Windows phones running Snapdragon 810 processors later this year, it's hard not to think about what a new Lumia flagship might offer. Check out our discussion on that topic here, and be sure to have your say!