AT&T announced its pricing for both the Lumia 920 and the HTC 8X – each comes in at a rather interesting $99. That low price is particularly attractive when you consider the hardware in each device: both feature a 720p screen, state-of-the-art processors, and fantastic cameras. Both are running Windows Phone 8, Microsoft’s newest mobile OS, and both have been very highly reviewed.
The low price seems to be Microsoft’s strategy of trying to get high-end devices running their OS in people’s hands by undercutting the likes of the iPhone 5, as well as various flagship Android devices such as the Galaxy S III, Nexus 4, and the HTC One X. Microsoft and Nokia have experience with this method with the last-generation Lumia 900, which shipped in July of this year but was quickly obsoleted when Windows Phone 8 was announced by Microsoft.
The Lumia 920 (and 820, which will go for $50) will both be available this Friday in AT&T stores and online, while the 8X will be available at a later date.