AT&T Wireless becomes the first mobile carrier in the US to offer Microsoft’s newly announced Lumia 950, as the smartphone goes on sale online starting Wednesday while it’ll be available in retail outlets starting November 20.
As far as pricing is concerned, as expected the carrier is sticking to its old habits as it hasn’t announced any contract pricing, however Microsoft has already confirmed that the device will be priced at $550 at the time of its launch. Though what AT&T has announced is the following price structures for a choice between the Matte Black or Matte White Lumia 950 with zero down payment, either via AT&T’s Next program or on a two-year contract.
AT&T is also offering a unique limited time period offer if a customer buys Lumia 950 on AT&T Next; he’ll be eligible to buy a Surface 3 64GB for $399.99, which makes a discount of $100 compared to its regular price.
One of the most attractive productivity features of Windows 10 Mobile and the Lumia 950 is the ‘Continuum’, which essentially turns your smartphone into a PC, though sadly AT&T will be selling the Microsoft Display Dock HD-500 separately.
In terms of specs, the Lumia 950 gets a 5.2 inch 2560×1440 AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a hexa-core Snapdragon chipset bundled with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, USB Type-C, 5MP wide-angle front sensors, 20 MP PureView rear cameras with LED RGB flash and a 3000mAh battery.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is also expected to start selling the unlocked Lumia 950 XL at its own stores in the US, though the Windows maker has not yet announced official pricing or the device’s availability. As the name suggests, the Lumia 950 XL is the larger variant sporting a 5.7-inch screen, and apart from the screen sizes the other major differences between the two are the processor and battery. The bigger variant gets an octa-core Snapdragon 810 chipset and slightly beefier 3300mAh battery.
Do check out the video below as to what you can from an AT&T Lumia 950: