Budget-conscious mobile users looking to enjoy decent speed while on the mobile will want to check out EE’s latest own-brand Android smartphones.
The UK’s biggest mobile network has announced two new models which support both 4G and its new WiFi Calling feature which lets users make and receive calls even when they have no mobile signal.
Both handsets, which will be available from the end of this month, run Android Lollipop OS and will be available on pay as you go and as part of a contract.
The higher-specced model is the Harrier from EE which features a 5.2” Full HD display that EE claims “gives unprecedented picture quality for its class.”
Also packed into the phone’s 8.9mm chassis is a 13MP rear facing camera and Octa Core 1.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
The device will be available for £199.99 on pay as you go and free on plans costing £21.99 or more per month.
For those with smaller hands or budgets, the network is also producing a more compact version dubbed the Harrier Mini.
Like its big brother it runs Lollipop, this time with a 4.7” HD display, 8MP camera and 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor. EE says the Mini will be “the most affordable way” to access WiFi Calling when the service is activated on the device this summer.
The network has also announced two new 4G mobile WiFi devices – the Osprey 2 and Osprey 2 Mini.
As well as allowing up to ten devices to connect to the web, the Osprey 2 doubles as a portable battery pack capable of topping up your phone or tablet’s battery while on the move.
The Osprey 2 will be available free on pay monthly plans from £15 including 3GB of data, or £69.99 on pay as you go including 6GB data. The Osprey 2 Mini is available for free on pay monthly plans from £15 including 3GB of data, or £49.99 on pay as you go including 6GB data.
Pippa Dunn, Chief Marketing Officer at EE, said: “Customer take-up of our existing EE branded products has been phenomenal, so we’ve worked hard to create new feature packed devices.
“The Harrier and Harrier Mini are another big step forward and will allow even more people to benefit from a premium smartphone without the premium price – as well as provide access to a superfast 4G experience that only the UK’s biggest and fastest mobile network can provide.”