Microsoft Lumia 950, 950 XL, 650 and 550 now available in Kenya

Windows Lumia 650
Windows Lumia 650 mobile phone. Picture: Twitter/LumiaEastAfrica

Microsoft’s Lumia 950, 950 XL, 650 and 550 Windows 10 mobile phones are now available in Kenya.

All four devices were unveiled at a Microsoft event held by Microsoft East Africa today and are the first batch of Windows 10 smartphones from Microsoft to hit the market.

The Lumia 950 XL has a 5.7-inch AMOLED Quad HD display while the Lumia 950 is a smaller version with a 5.2-inch display.

Both phones are targeted at the premium end of the market whereas the Lumia 650, a 5-inch (HD) device, is targeting mid-range business customers and benefits from several enterprise features.

The smaller Lumia 550 (it has a 4.7-inch HD display) and is being marketed as an entry-level Windows 10 Mobile smartphone.

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The Lumia 950 costs Kshs 65,000 (approx £449) while the larger Lumia 950XL costs Kshs 70,000 (approx £484). Currently, if you purchase either of the two devices you qualify for a free display dock from Microsoft which is very useful if you want to take advantage of the Windows 10 Continuum feature.

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The Lumia 650 and the Lumia 550 will go for Kshs 23,000 (approx £159) and Kshs 14,000 (£96) respectively.

In the UK, the Lumia 650 is available on PAYG (Pay As You Go) for £119.99 (plus £10 top up) and the  550 is available on PAYG for £39 (plus £20 top up). The more expensive 950 can be purchased for £399.99 (plus a £20 top up) and the XL will set you back £469.99 (plus a £10 top up).*

*All prices taken from Carphone Warehouse website.