Vodafone has announced its first premium 4G+ smartphone called the Smart Platinum 7. It has super slim aluminium and glass frame and comes with fingerprint sensor on the back.
The phone features in a 5.5-Inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 pixels 2K resolution. It has 534ppi pixel density and supports multi-touch as well.
Under the hood is (1.8GHz A72 x 4 + 1.2GHz A53 x 4) Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 (MSM8976) processor with Adreno 510 GPU. It has 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage space of which about 22GB is user available. MicroSD card up to 128GB is also supported.
The Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 specs include 16MP primary camera on the back with dual-tone LED Flash, F/2.0 Aperture, zero shutter lag and Phased detection Auto Focus. ON the front is 8MP selfie snapper with dedicated flash.
The phone measures 154 x 75.65 x 6.99 mm and weighs 155 grams. It has 3000 mAH battery with quick charging 3.0 support. It is said to charge 50% in just 30 minutes.
This is an Android 6.0 OS running smartphone with front facing landscape stereo speakers. It supports 4G+ with a responsive antenna tuned to Vodafone networks.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Dual Band (2.4/5GHz0, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, 3.5mm Audio Jack etc.
Vodafone will also sell its first VR headset, weighing at 260 grams as a separate accessory. The Smart Platinum 7 is priced at £300 on Pay as you go, or free with Pay monthly contracts starting at £28 / month. The mobile will be available from June 20, 2016.
Daniel Schubert, Head of Industrial Design for Vodafone, said
We’ve designed the Vodafone Smart platinum 7 to be beautifully elegant. It is super slim, below 7 millimetres thick, has sensually curved 2.5D gorilla glass on the front and back to give it extra depth and tone and its aircraft grade aluminium body and diamond cut detailing have a precision finish that evokes the feel of luxury jewellery.
Patrick Chomet, Group Director of Terminals at Vodafone, said
A growing number of our customers take a closer look at Vodafone Devices when choosing a new smartphone because they deliver outstanding quality and value for money, particularly when combined with our Vodafone Red price plans. I am particularly excited about the Vodafone Smart platinum 7, which makes premium smartphone design and technology more attainable, so many more Vodafone customers will enjoy streaming everything from HD TV to virtual reality over our fast and reliable 4G+ networks.