Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL set for Carphone Warehouse in the UK

While pricing for North America was announced on stage at Microsoft's big #Windows10Devices event in New York for the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, little was mentioned for the rest of the world. Or on availability, for that matter. But, enter the UKs Carphone Warehouse that seems set to carry both phones.

But you can't pre-order just yet.

The retailer has posted their own hands-on video (stay tuned for ours, because it'll be much better!) with both new phones. And it wouldn't have gone to that trouble without planning on selling them. Carphone Warehouse has traditionally been a good supporter of Lumia, offering equal floor space to Microsoft's phones alongside the Android and Apple competition.

Carphone Warehouse also deals with most of the UKs big carriers, too, so there's at least somewhere for eager Brits to get their new Lumia on that we know of so far. A pre-order link was offered with the video but right now it does nothing. We'll update as and when it does.

If you're interested in their video, you'll find it at the link below.

Source: Carphone Warehouse (opens in new tab)

Thanks Bijak for the tip!

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  • Any ideas for uk price
  • None right now. Soon as we know, you'll know :)
  • Mobile fun are listing the 950 at £450 and XL at £550.
  • If that turns out to be correct, very happy.
  • Ah shops the only place where exchange rates do not apply
  • Hopefully John Lewis stores will get them to, I'm done with CPWs poor service.
  • I second that. I had a horrendous experience with them years ago, never again. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • yeeeay my tip finally made it XD
  • Richard, O2 UK also announced on Twitter :)
  • As did EE. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Also Vodafone.
  • It's good to see them support this but I expected them to anyway. Devices look so much better in white. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Good old CPW. Got my orange 930 from them as O2 didn't sell that option! Guess I'll be back there for the 950XL
  • Where in America?
  • CrapPhone Warehouse don't even sell the 640XL tried a few weeks back for the wife, the guy said we don't sell it cause nobody is interested in it! Told him his attitude sucked, walked out and ordered it online got it next day,happy wife, won't go near a Crapphone Warehouse ever again.
  • That's odd. Must be a one off. They're all over mine here. Big MS display. Also Currys have a big MS section with four MS phones.
  • Second that where I live. A nice big Lumia display
  • No doubt Vodafone will eventually list these, but probably not for 6 months!
  • "Coming soon" according to their Twitter which is good, as I'm on Yoda.
  • For some reason CNET has an article saying 950/XL are ATT exclusives. I'm not sure where they heard that from though.
  • EE and O2 confirmed they will stock the 950, no mention on XL.
  • Hope they do, want the xl above other
  • Nice! Well done, my my network three hasn't said anything yet
  • Be getting mine from buymobiles when it becomes available. Always have a good deal and there's a free gift too. Got a Kindle last time.
  • At some points, Carphone Warehouse have had some good little promotions for Windows Phones. I got my 920 from Phones 4 U, evidently that option is no longer available. But I got a speaker and wireless charger, which was nice.
  • Also coming to O2 according to their Twitter account
  • Man no one actually gave out the UK pricing yet?