Virgin Media Aims Bargain Basement IMO S at Hungry Kids

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Virgin Media has partnered with In My Opinion (IMO) -- a freshly created British smartphone maker -- to launch the IMO Q and IMO S, a pair of super-cheap basic Android handsets described as sitting within the ‘pocket money’ range.

The S is the more capable of the two, offering a 5-inch HD display, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It’s powered by a quad-core MT6735P chip and 1.5GB of RAM, squeezes in a 1,950mAh battery and is available for £8.50 per month on contract.

The Q, meanwhile, has a 4-inch, WVGA display, a 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. Inside is a 1,450mAh battery and quad-core SC7731C processor paired with 1GB of RAM, and it’s up for grabs from £29.99 on prepay.

Both handsets are targeted at youngsters and are available right now, though Virgin Media’s throwing in a digital tastecard worth £79.99 with the IMO S, because school lunches are crap and kids will get fat wherever they want.