Vodafone announces budget 4G smartphone, Smart Ultra 6

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Vodafone has announced the eighth generation of the Vodafone Smart series. Called the Smart Ultra 6, it’s a 4G device that will set you back just £125 on pay as you go and is available free on a pay monthly bundle if you fork out for a subscription of £17 a month or more.

Features include 5.5 inch full HD display, a Snapdragon 615 Octa core processor, Android 5.0 Lollipop OS and a ‘Flipboard’ feature that enables you to access you favourite apps in a single swipe!. Onboard cameras include a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front facing ‘selfie cam’.

Vodafone claims the 3000 mAh battery can last up to two days without charging so you won’t be caught short when you’re out and about.

Pay as you go customers can enjoy Vodafone’s 4G network on the device from £20 – with at least 500 UK minutes and unlimited UK texts. But if you opt for a £30 or £40 Big Value Bundle you will also receive free access to a choice of Spotify Premium, Sky Sports Mobile TV or a NOW TV Entertainment Pass as part of Vodafone’s Ultimate Entertainment Package.

Dee Kaul, Director – Terminals UK and Ireland says: “We’ve sold over 70 million Vodafone branded devices across the world since we started offering them in 2006. They’ve proved a huge success and I expect the Smart Ultra 6 will be another great addition. This is the most premium 4G device we’ve launched and one that I think customers will be very excited about due to its strong feature set, competitive price point and great design.”

Vodafone claims it has expanded its ultrafast 4G coverage to 569 cities and towns as well as thousands of smaller communities across the UK. For more information visit www.vodafone.co.uk/4G

The Vodafone Smart ultra 6 is available now to both Consumer and Business customers in Anthracite. The Silver variant will be launching in July.

Specifications:

Dimensions (mm)               154 x 77 x 8.35 mm
Weight (g)                           159g
Processor                             Qualcomm MSM8939, Octa Core
Display                                 5.5 inch Full HD (1080 x 1920)
RAM                                    16GB
Camera                                13MP rear-facing w/ flash, 5MP front-facing
Operating system                 Android 5.0, Lollipop

Chris Price