EE launches “UK’s lowest priced” 4G smartphone

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Rook available for existing customers on pre-paid tariff from £39.99 or £49.99 for new customers

EE has launched a new 4G phone which it claims is the lowest priced 4G smartphone available in the UK.

The EE Rook 4-inch Android smartphone that will retail on pre-paid tariffs from £39.99 for existing customers or £49.99 for new customers.

The device is powered by a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek processor and comes with 1GB of RAM. It has a 5MP camera on the back and a 0.3MP front-facing sensor.

It packs a 1,500mAh battery that EE said should give up to five hours of talk time and has 8GB of internal storage, plus room for a microSD card up to 32GB.

EE claims that 44 per cent of UK pre-paid customers currently spend less than £50 on a device, so the Rook will “open up” EE’s 4G network to more than 2.5 million customers.

EE director of devices Sharon Meadows said: “At EE, we believe everyone should have access to 4G and the experiences it offers on the go.

“The Rook provides a great 4G smartphone at a compelling price – allowing even more people to enjoy the benefits of our superfast mobile network from high speed web browsing and downloads to gaming and streaming.“

The Rook is available from EE online, over the phone and in stores. It is also being made available for EE’s corporate customers, the operator said.

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