EE launches budget 4G smartphone

Image via techradar.comOwning a smartphone with 4G network capabilities can be an expensive business, but network provider, EE, has teamed up with Chinese mobile manufacturer, Huawei, to show that this need not be the case. The result is the new EE Kestrel, which should cost less than £100 to pick up as part of a pay as you go package.

The specs of the phone are solid, as it has a quad core Snapdragon 400 processor with a 1.2GHz clockspeed, as well as 1GB of ram. There is a 4.5 inch display up front with a 960×540 resolution, while the design of the handset is based heavily on Huawei’s Ascend G6, which means that it is thin and light.

Android is the operating system of choice for the EE Kestrel, but of course, the biggest selling point of the phone is that it comes with 4G built in and can access the internet at speeds which are significantly faster than any of its rivals which are limited to 3G.

What remains to be seen is whether or not consumers looking for a budget-oriented device will actually be that bothered by the presence of 4G, especially since coverage in the UK is still a long way from being ubiquitous.

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