Microsoft Lumia 550 now on sale at Carphone and O2


Microsoft first announced the mid-range handset in October and prices start from £79

The Microsoft Lumia 550 (pictured) is now on sale in the UK, with both Carphone Warehouse and O2 stocking the mid-range handset.

O2 is only stocking the handset on prepay plans, whilst Carphone Warehouse is stocking the device both on pay monthly plans and SIM free. Pay monthly plans at Carphone Warehouse range between £7.50 and £40 per month. The device costs £89.99 SIM free from Carphone or £79 from O2.

Although both O2 and Carphone are stocking the black version of the handset, Carphone exclusively has the white version.

Microsoft first announced the device in October. The Lumia 550 runs on the Windows 10 operating system and runs on a 1.1Ghz quad core Qualcomm processor. It has a 4.7-inch HD screen, battery life of up to 17 hours, 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory expandable to 200GB using a microSD card.