EE has refreshed its own-branded handset range with two 4G-capable, rather sweetly specc’d handsets dubbed the Harrier and Harrier Mini.
Both phones support EE’s recently unveiled WiFi calling service, which allows users to make and take calls over wireless networks and augments the carrier's coverage for customers while they're out and about and in the home.
Equipped with Cat 4 chipsets, the Harrier and Harrier Mini also work with EE’s double speed 4G network. That means customers can expect real-world download speeds of up to 60Mbps in the 500 cities and 4,000 towns and villages where it’s live.
Powered by a stripped down, nigh-on vanilla version of Android 5.0, the Harrier packs a 1.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor, a 5.2-inch full HD screen, 16MB of storage (expandable to 64GB via microSD) and a 13-megapixel camera. And there’s a 2,500mAh battery keeping everything ticking over.
Pitched at the lower end of the mid-range market, EE is asking £199 or so on pay as you go. Pick it up on contract and you can get it free on plans from £21.99 per month.
Its smaller sibling the Harrier Mini’s spec-sheet highlights take in a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor, a 4.7” HD display, 8GB of internal storage and an eight-megapixel camera. It also runs a untainted version of the latest, 5.0 Lollipop version of Android and packs up to 64GB of expandable storage.
Pay as you go customers can get the Harrier Mini for £99.99, with free-phone contracts starting at £16.99 per month.
Pippa Dunn, Chief Marketing Officer at EE, said: “Customer take-up of our existing EE branded products has been phenomenal, so we’ve worked hard to create new feature packed devices.
“The Harrier and Harrier Mini are another big step forward and will allow even more people to benefit from a premium smartphone without the premium price – as well as provide access to a superfast 4G experience that only the UK’s biggest and fastest mobile network can provide.”
The Harrier and Harrier Mini will be available from April 28th.