ZTE have made a name for themselves in this ‘budget handset’ sector and the Kis 3 looks build on that success.
A handset designed to be ‘versatile’ rather than ‘groundbreaking’ the Kis 3 features a 4-inch WVGA screen and checks in at a chubby 10.7mm thick with smoothed and rounded edges. All this is to make the Kis 3 easy to use single-handedly. A 1.2GHz Qualcomm dual-core CPU keeps up with most things and a battery capacity of 1400 mAh and the devices high ‘energy efficiency’ mean it should last for a while on a charge.
On the whole the phone looks really nice, especially in this blue colour. Aiming to be a low end, entry level device ZTE say it’s ultra-affordable but make no comments on it’s actual price. I doubt it will be very much though, that much is certain.
ZTE brings Android KitKat 4.4 to Europe with the ultra-affordable Kis 3
Reflecting the latest colour trends the Kis 3 is launched in deep blue, with more colours available to be swapped on and off
15th May 2014, Shenzhen, China – Today, ZTE celebrates the release of the ZTE Kis 3, the third handset to be released from the ultra-affordable ZTE Kis family in Europe. The ZTE Kis 3 is designed to offer a superior smartphone experience on a budget and features Android KitKat 4.4.
Designed to be the perfect entry-level smartphone, the ZTE Kis 3 includes a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 512MB RAM to provide smooth multi-tasking and app usage. The large and bright 4” screen makes it enjoyable to browse the latest news, watch videos and review photos. The lightweight 10.7mm thin body is available in a stunning deep blue finish, with more colour options to be offered in the future which can be swapped out on the Kis 3.
Mr. AO Wen, General Manager of ZTE Handset European Operation Office, said, “Our Kis range has proved hugely popular for people who are starting their smartphone journey. The Kis 3 takes the range to the next level by offering the latest technologies with Android KitKat 4.4 and a dual-core processor along with a strong nod to the latest colour trends. We’re excited to launch the Kis 3 in Europe across multiple countries as ZTE continues its mission to make smartphone technology accessible to everyone.”
The Kis 3 includes a 3 megapixel rear-facing camera and 4GB of onboard memory, making it perfect for taking snaps on-the-go. With 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, these snaps and other content can be easily shared with friends and family via text messages, social networks, emails and apps. The Kis 3 also includes GPS as standard to give people access to mapping and navigation technologies.
The Kis 3 is already available in Greece, and will be launched shortly in UK, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Macedonia, Hungary and Israel.
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ZTE Kis 3 specifications:
- Operating system: Android 4.4
- Size and weight: 126×64.7×10.7mm
- Display: 4.0”WVGA (480x800Pixel)
- Camera: 3 megapixel camera
- Network: GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz | WCDMA 900/2100 MHz
- Battery: 1400 mAh
- Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual Core
- Memory: 512MB LPDDR2/3 + 4GB eMMC | MicroSD (Up to 32GB)
- Other: GPS with AGPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Dual SIM