Usually the Japanese market is quiet, but within a day we've seen two new SIM-free smartphone announcements. This time it is about Freetel and its budget-friendly Katana 01
based on Windows Mobile 10. It is priced at JPY 12 800 (USD 104) and has a corresponding level of specifications, including a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels and a 1.1GHz quad-core CPU. The RAM and storage measure 1GB and 8GB, respectively. The camera department includes a 5MP primary shooter and a 2MP selfie one. The 1700 mAh battery on board provides up to 8 hours of talk time and up to 150 hours of standby time. The model is dual-SIM and supports 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA and 4G FDD-LTE Cat. 4 networks. Further connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.Source
Japan-based Freetel will launch the Freetel Rei on May 27th. The model has been announced earlier this year at the MWC in Barcelona. This is an elegant, all-metal smartphone with a thin waistline (7.2 mm) and five available colors: sky blue, champagne gold, rose gold, metal black and metal silver. The 136-gram, aluminum-alloy body is extremely light, especially for a device with a 5.2-inch FHD IPS display. The model...
17 May 2016