Not quite so actually, with the Digi Smartplan 238 Windows phone fans can get the latest smartphone from Microsoft for free, but there is the monthly payment thingy! The Lumia 950 is being offered as gratis when you subscribe to the plan from the telco in this collaboration, you will need only pay a monthly fee of RM238 that also offers you 10GB of data, unlimited call and whatsapp/wechat for a tenure of 2 years. If you’re into Windows and like the amazing feature the new W10 offers than this would be a steal.
This special deal came about with the conjunction of the launch of the first Lumia device built from ground up with Windows 10 as its operating software, two models the Lumia 905 and 950 XL made appearance at event boasting features like such as Continuum (the ability to turn your phone into a big-screen projector and a big-time productivity tool with the use of a Microsoft Display Dock) and Windows Hello beta (the ability to unlock the device with the use of an iris scanner).
Elaborating on the announced partnership with Digi, Michal Golebiewski, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, Microsoft Malaysia said, “More and more people are now experiencing the new and more personal computing experience through Windows 10. With 110 million devices now running on Microsoft’s operating system, we are creating even more opportunities for Microsoft Lumia to take that innovation to the next level. This partnership with Digi marks the start of an exciting new venture as we build upon the unique experiences that Windows 10 offers for today’s busy business professional.”
Jon French, General Manager, Microsoft Mobile Device Sales (MMDS) Asia Pacific echoed Golebiewski’s sentiments. “We designed Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL for people who want the most productive smartphones running on the most productive operating system,” he said. “Business professionals who want a premium phone that can work like a PC now have the perfect partner for their Windows devices in Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. With full Windows 10 and features like Continuum for phone, it’s easy to do more than ever from your phone whether you’re in the office, at home or on the road. These are the phones that Windows fans and business professionals in Malaysia have been waiting for: powerful, productive, performance-driven, unique and innovative.”
Snapshot on Features
The phones come with the new PureView camera with 20 megapixel sensors and triple LED natural flash that can shoot 4K video,the 5.7″ display on the XL is enhanced with Quad HD Amoled featuring 564ppi, the device gets its power from the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa core processor with 808 Hexa core for the 950. Battery strength is commendable while the XL carries a 3340 mAH in its belly the 950 is fitted with a 3000mAH.
The Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL are now available for pre-order via MS online store on Lazada at a recommended retail price (“RRP”) of RM2,699 and RM2,999 respectively. Theres also a Digi plan for 950 XL which you can look up. The first 100 customers to purchase either one of the two devices can walk away with the Microsoft Display Dock worth RM309.