Microsoft has finally made available in the Kenyan market the Lumia 950 XL, the Lumia 550 and the Lumia 650. The latter is the latest addition to Microsoft’s Lumia device family since it was only announced globally in mid-February. The other two, the Lumia 950 XL and the Lumia 550, were made official late last year but took forever to get here. We expected the Lumia 950 XL and the Lumia 550 to be available in Kenya last month.
The three devices were unveiled at an event held by Microsoft East Africa where the Lumia 950, which has already been selling in the country since mid-December last year, was also made official.
The Lumia 950 XL has a 5.7-inch AMOLED Quad HD display while the Lumia 950 has 5.2-inch display of similar quality. They are both targeted at the upper segment of the market whereas the Lumia 650, a 5-inch (HD) device, is geared towards the mid-range business customer thanks to several enterprise features. The smaller Lumia 550 (it has a 4.7-inch HD display) is being fronted as an entry-level Windows 10 Mobile smartphone. The four devices are the first batch of Windows 10 smartphones from Microsoft to hit the market.
The Lumia 950 costs Kshs 65,000. The larger Lumia 950XL costs Kshs 70,000. At the moment, purchasing either of the two devices qualifies one for a free display dock from Microsoft. This comes in handy when one wants to take advantage of one of the core features of Windows 10, Continuum.
The Lumia 650 and the Lumia 550 will go for Kshs 23,000 and Kshs 14,000 respectively.