Lumia 950, 950 XL and 550 launched in Turkey, only arriving in February 2016


Microsoft has launched their Windows 10 Mobile range in Turkey today.

The Lumia 950 will retail for 2,250 Turkish Lira (TL) ($770), the Lumia 950 XL for 2,550 TL ($870) and the Lumia 550 for 599 TL ($205).

The prices, which appear to be higher than elsewhere in the world (the Lumia 950 is $670 with tax in UK for example and the Lumia 550 $150) has made many Windows Phone fans in Turkey unhappy unfortunately  but the release date is a further injury, as the devices are expected to hit shelves only in February 2016.

The two issues combined I suspect will result in a thriving grey market in Lumia 950 and 950 XL imports.  On the plus side by the time the handsets arrive most of Windows 10’s kinks would have been worked out already and we will be running  Redstore in the Insider builds.

Are our Turkish readers troubled by these prices, or is this par for the course for smartphones in Turkey? Let us know below.