Microsoft’s Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 550 handsets to hit Australia next month

Microsoft’s Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 550 handsets to hit Australia next month

Microsoft has announced that it newest Lumia handsets - Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, and Lumia 550 – will be available for purchase in Australia in December.

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL handsets are Microsoft’s latest flagship Lumia smartphones; while the Lumia 550 is a mid-range handset. All the three new Lumia handsets were announced at a product launch event held by Microsoft in October; and are expected to launch in the US on November 20.

Though there has thus far been no official announcement from Australian carriers about the forthcoming availability of the new Lumia handsets, the disclosure by Microsoft implies that the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, and Lumia 550 smartphones are set to hit the Australian market next month.

According to Microsoft’s announcement, the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, and Lumia 550 handsets will be available at Australian retailers starting December 7, 2015. Microsoft's regional online store already lists the unlocked versions of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL handsets as currently available for preorder. However, customers who preorder the handsets will not have the devices shipped to them before December 8.

Going by the pricing details shared by Microsoft Australia, the 5.2-inch Lumia 950 handset will be priced at AU$999; and the 5.7-inch Lumia 950XL will cost AU$1,129. The 4.7-inch Lumia 550 handset – which has not yet been listed for preorder - will be priced at AU$196.

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