It seems the rumors spinning earlier that EE is prepping its own-brand smartphone has just been made into reality.
Introducing Kestrel, it’s the cheapest way to get on EE’s LTE network for just £100 on pay-as-you-go (PAYG), or incredibly free from £14 per month on the network’s cheaper new entry-level tariff. It’ll be made available by the end of April.
Though it’s the cheapest way to enter EE’s network, Kestrel still manage to have decent specs to lure you in. The flagship EE name carrier mobile phone will feature a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean utilizing Huawei‘s Emotion UI and as a Cat 4 handset it can max out the rated 150Mbps download speeds of EE’s “Extra” plans. However, it’s display screen disappoint with below the now-so-normal 5-incher with just 4.5-inch qHD display (960 x 540). Kestrel also feat a 1GB of RAM, 8 gigs of storage but with a microSD slot for expansion, a 2,000mAh battery, 5-megapixel main camera and 1-megapixel front-facing camera.
As the flagship device to carry EE’s branding, it seemed that Kestrel is the base unit that’s basically termed for its affordability. We can expect better devices ahead, as the company said that Kestrel is just the first in a series of planned devices with EE moniker, and by just simply introducing the bottom device we can wait for upcoming more powerful handsets.