Latest in Android

Image credit:

EE prepping its own low-cost LTE handset for UK launch

Jamie Rigg, @jmerigg
March 14, 2014
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

We assumed Vodafone would be the first UK network to launch an own-brand LTE handset when a US regulatory filing, of all things, hinted as such. Nothing's come of that as yet, but it looks instead like competitor EE's going to give it a shot with the device you see above. Details about the handset itself are scarce, although we know it'll be Cat 4 and thus take advantage of the theoretical max speeds available on the operator's "double-speed" plans. From the picture, though, we can see a moderately EE-themed Android skin, three standard soft keys below the display, and what appears to be a polycarbonate band on the bottom edge. Oh, and the silvery back plate with EE logo over to the right.

We believe the phone will be priced below the Alcatel One Touch Idol S as the network's lowest-cost handset (the Idol S is £130 on pay-as-you-go or from £19 per month on contract currently), but have significantly better specs than the current entry-level offering. EE declined to "comment on rumor and speculation," but we're allegedly a good few months from its official release, so still some way from knowing exactly how competitive the own-brand smartphone might be.

In this article: android, ee, mobilepostcross, odm, smartphone
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Presenting the Best of CES 2021 winners!

Presenting the Best of CES 2021 winners!

View
ICYMI: More gadget highlights from CES 2021

ICYMI: More gadget highlights from CES 2021

View
Canon made a site that lets you 'take photos' from a real satellite

Canon made a site that lets you 'take photos' from a real satellite

View
Netflix buys Gal Gadot's spy thriller 'Heart of Stone'

Netflix buys Gal Gadot's spy thriller 'Heart of Stone'

View
Microsoft and Bridgestone launch real-time tire damage system

Microsoft and Bridgestone launch real-time tire damage system

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr