Microsoft Store sites in UK and Italy are taking pre-orders for Lumia 950 and 950 XL

While US residents can't currently pre-order the upcoming Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones from Microsoft, the company's store sites in the UK and Italy are now allowing customers to order the no-contract versions of both phones.

In the UK, the site currently shows that the phones will start shipping on December 3, with the Lumia 950 priced at £449.99 and the Lumia 950 XL at £529.99.

The Microsoft Store Italy site shows the phones will ship to customers a few days earlier on November 27. The Lumia 950 is priced at €599 and the Lumia 950 XL at €699.

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John Callaham