AT&T has just released the official unlocked pricing for the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 handset. And just as many have predicted, it will be just as aggressively priced as the contract version is.
Engadget reported that as per AT&T’s official website, the Nokia Lumia 920 will sell for $450 without contract subsidies, giving the new Windows Phone 8 flagship a similarly competitive price as the $99 version on a two-year AT&T agreement. Just like $99 is a very affordable price for a two-year contract phone, $450 unlocked is considerably less than the $649 Apple will be charging for the 16 GB iPhone 5 once released.
Samsung offers the Galaxy S3 for $549, while several carriers have the Galaxy Note 2 offered at more than $700. Of course, there are phones such as the LG/Google Nexus 4 that cost even less unlocked ($299), but the Lumia 920 has 4G LTE, which the Nexus 4 doesn’t.
The Lumia 920 will be released by AT&T today, November 9, but it still isn’t known whether this would be for the contract versions only, or for both on-contract and off-contract models.
But if the non-contract Lumia 920 is released after the contract edition, then it probably won’t be more than a few days in between. The Lumia 920, aside from shipping with Windows Phone 8 out of the box, also comes with a 4.5-inch HD screen, 8.7-megapixel PureView rear camera, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, wireless charging system and 2,000 mAh battery.