Three months after US launch, Microsoft cuts 31% off Acer's Windows 10 Mobile flagship

The monitor is not included in the bundle

In September 2015, Acer unveiled the Liquid Jade Primo, its Windows 10 Mobile flagship. The company referred to the device as its 'pocket PC', with support for the desktop-style Continuum user experience. However, the device didn't go on sale in some markets until earlier this year, and it took a lot longer to reach the United States, where the Microsoft Store began selling it in July priced at $649, as part of a bundle that also included a desktop dock, mouse and keyboard.

A few weeks later, at the start of September, Microsoft briefly reduced that price by $100 in a short-term deal. Now, though, Microsoft has cut the price of the bundle by $200 (31%).

Officially, Microsoft is referring to this as an "offer"; however, it will last for nine full months, ending on June 30, 2017. It seems inconceivable that Microsoft would push a 22-month-old handset's price up by $200 again after nine months of discounts, so realistically, this appears to be a permanent reduction dressed up as a special, limited-time deal.

Curiously, the Liquid Jade Primo is not listed among the range of smartphones available on Acer's US website.

The Liquid Jade Primo's key specs include:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080px) AMOLED screen
  • Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage (plus microSD card support up to 128GB)
  • 21MP rear camera with dual-LED flash and 4K (3840x2160px) video recording
  • 8MP front-facing camera with Full HD (1920x1080px) video recording
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • USB Type-C connector
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Dual-SIM support
  • 2800mAh battery
  • 156.5 x 75.9 x 8.4mm; 150g

Source: Microsoft Store

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