Vodafone has just taken the covers off its new Smart Prime 6 smartphone, a budget 4G Android blower that will see the network go shoulder-to-shoulder against EE and its Harrier and Harrier Mini handsets.
Costing just £79, it's a get-what-you-pay-for affair, with a 5-inch HD IPS display, 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and 1GB of RAM. 8GB of storage is built in, with microSD card support up to an additional 64GB, while photo-snapping duties are carried out by 8MP rear and 2MP front-facing cameras. No bells and whistles ala the top flight Android handsets, but you do get the full run of Android 5.0 Lollipop.
With EE's Harrier Mini landing at £99, Vodafone's aggressively undercut the competition by a full £20. While 4G contracts can still be penny pinchers, it's good to see the handsets that support the newer mobile data standard finally coming in down in price into the reach of all. [Vodafone]