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 arrives with a 13-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing unit. The Freetel Rei
's performance relies on a MediaTek MT6753 chipset with a 1.3GHz octa-core CPU aided by 2GB of RAM. The internal memory measures 32GB and can be expanded with up to 128GB. The non-removable 2800 mAh battery provides up to 750 minutes of talk time and up to 288 hours of standby time. The device has a dual-SIM card tray and supports 3G WCDMA and 4G LTE Cat. 4 networks along with dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with FREETEL UI 1.0 on top, which includes a swipe-up launcher and various effects for scrolling through the apps and the home screens. The device is priced at JPY 29 900 incl. tax, which is around USD 275.Source
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...
27 November 2015