It's been a while since EE launched a smartphone under its own brand, rather than carrying everyone else's, but that might be about to change. According to sources speaking to Engadget, EE should be launching a new all-glass budget smartphone very soon.
According to Engadget the phone is going to be one of those things you can get free with an affordable contract, or pay just over £100 to get it pay as you go. As for the specs itself there will be a 5-inch display (presumably 720p or less, given the price), an octa-core MediaTek 6755 processor, a 13MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera, and what looks like a fingerprint scanner on the rear. The phone also seems to have a Gorilla Glass backplate, mimicking the recent trends of premium smartphones that forgo the usual aluminium body.
Naturally being an EE phone, it's expected that the phone will be compatible with the network's super-speedy 4G signals. Engadget also claims that the phone will likely be released during the first week of December to try and capitalise on the Christmas rush.
EE reportedly refused to comment, but in a world where phones can cost upwards of £1,000 we definitely need more decent budget handsets for those of us who are more frugal or can't justify spending a grand on a phone that'll break if you sneeze on it. [Engadget]